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Offline PoorMtnBoy

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« on: February 11, 2007, 08:18:16 PM »
Well, I'm new here as you see but have been admiring your site for several weeks now. I'm considering getting a "portable" bandmilll this coming summer. I have read old posts on here about the trailer attachments and things. Nice ideas there. My question is how to judge the weight of a log. I don't plan on hauling a lot of logs but if I can get the occasional free log, I want to be able to pick it up. Also, moving the logs to my saw is something Iím considering. Any help is appreciated.


also, any get rich quick tips for milling is also needed ;)

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 08:36:20 PM »
Go to da left side of this page, scroll down to da tool box. In da tool box you will find a log weight calculator, and a bunch of other neat stuff.  ;)
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 08:47:05 PM »
welcome to the forum !

You might want to do a search for "dang-deadheader log lifter" to see some ideas on moving logs.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 08:49:38 PM »
THANKS! I haven't noticed the toolbox down there. I did however read the "log lifter" posts and really thought it was a great idea...

Thanks again


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Re: newbie question
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 09:46:26 PM »
 I noticed no one answered part two of his question  :D :D I'll check back latter  ;D
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 10:02:01 PM »
Here's the answer to part 2.Keep your momey in the bank.  :D You will need what I think,a 40hp 4wd tractor to move the logs around or a skid steer.A good size truck to haul logs and some sort of trailer.It's not cheap to saw logs at a small scale.But it is alot of fun.Welcome to the forum.
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 10:56:56 PM »
Here is a get rich tip.........Sell the mill and marry a wealthy woman.
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 11:10:44 PM »
 answer to part 2 : go to a large bank (out of town ) remove all funds ( in cash ) with out being seen or caught return home purchase more iron (orange ) make lots of saw dust collect more cash return to local bank deposit cash draw interest part 2 solved   
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 08:05:09 AM »
Here is a get rich tip.........Sell the mill and marry a wealthy woman.

But wouldn't the whole point of marrying a wealthy woman be to buy a BIGGER mill?

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 09:40:03 AM »
Excellent point!
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Re: newbie question
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 03:47:08 PM »
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also, any get rich quick tips for milling is also needed

Win the lottery.. then at least you can keep milling untill the money runs out  :D

Cheers

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 06:39:22 PM »
One investment that will allow you to get any size log you want (otherwise you will always find one too big) is a big used chainsaw off ebay!  You can rip with regular chain, and cut length wise on the log.  Just keep cutting until you can pick it up with what you can afford to get.  A cheap lift is the 3 point on a old farm tractor, or make a fork set for the 3 point.  You should be able to get something real cheap, or just use a trailer and winch them up.  A chainsaw/winch/trailer and enough time and you can move a forest.

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 08:02:09 PM »
Thanks for all the tips.

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Re: newbie question
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 04:29:37 PM »
How to make a small fortune sawing ......


..... Start off with a  large fortune ! ! !


 :D :D :D
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