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Re: need advice
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2007, 10:26:26 PM »
those guys understand what they are doing.  I don't think they always understand what they are doing to you.

It pays to have a heart to heart.  They also need to know that you are interested in the log having more attention than just the right length.  A log that is 8'6" and full of knots, holes and scabs isn't worth a whole lot. IF it is crooked then it might not be worth much either.

Sometimes asking a bucker to draw a string down the log and imagine what it would take to get a square timber out of it, will be education enough.

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2007, 04:38:27 AM »
I use a 4 foot stick with a mark at 2 foot.Never had a problem,but I make sure the stick is on the log.When I made it,I made SURE it was 4 foot and 2 foot.Probaly checked it 3-4 times.I want to make sure.Just the way I am.No reason for short logs unless you don't care.If this guy did this once,what else will he do with the next load and he didn't even try to help you out with the short logs.I keep away from people like that.I know of a few people kicking around here like that.Do it to thier own Mother too,if they had a chance.They just don't care.
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Re: need advice
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2007, 06:44:14 AM »
If you feel you lost 2000 ft., then subtract 2000 ft. from the next load he delivers. Make sure you do a tally of the new logs before subtracting the amount. ;)
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2007, 07:16:57 AM »
     Could you put the ones that you dont like in a pile and have them take them back??

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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2007, 03:59:02 PM »
If they're using a stick to measure, they should paint both ends so they can tell right
away of they accidentally saw off one end.
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2007, 04:56:30 PM »
Reminds me of years back when I was helping a fellow cut butternut trees. One of his University friends wanted to help (forestry background, but no logging experience). So he was given an 8'4" stick, and a single bit axe, to make an axe mark where the logs should be bucked. Started out just fine, but then I noticed the logs I was skidding and loading were coming up short. Come to find out, every once in awhile, the stick would get the end chopped off, but the guy went right on measuring as if nothing had happened. A good number of mis-bucked logs that day. Most of it went into panelling, so the log length wasn't crucial. Just is a nuisance to stack the lumber neatly when stickering.

Kinda like my roomy in college, who was a freshman. He couldn't tie his tie without the small end being too long. So he would just take the scissors and cut the small end back an inch or two, so it "wasn't" too long anymore. Couldn't get across to him that his ties were just getting shorter and shorter, that learning to tie them right in the first place was important. Guess he probably ended up with more new ties than I did, so maybe he had the right idea all along.  :)
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2007, 08:58:13 PM »
shorter sticks & ties. ;D 8) :D :)
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