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what is a fair price
« on: October 09, 2008, 08:31:52 PM »
I've never sawn for money before (usually barter with friends and neighbors). Now some one wants me to saw out a shed for them with me supplying the logs which I'll have to cut and retrieve on my lot .whats a fair price for pine cut per his cut list in NH ?
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 08:45:22 PM »
Had 1000bf done for .25/bf this spring at my site. mostly pine some maple.

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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 09:05:13 PM »
Did they provide the logs ?
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 09:13:20 PM »
My logs cut pine 50 cents for ten years haven't raised

for all same width I go to 60 to take care fo the lost pieces and extra trim
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 09:17:03 PM »
I suspect your gonna be dissapointed in what a fair price is. I bet it surely will be different from each point of veiw. I can't help you with this one. I don't do any logging, just custom sawing.
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 09:20:18 PM »
A fair price would be higher than it cost to buy the wood at home depot.

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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 10:05:54 PM »
But it will be a lot better wood....... You might think about an hourly rate or check around & see what other sawyers are getting & make sure you make money......Cheyenne
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 10:33:08 PM »
At a minimum, price your logs at a market value delivered to a mill (since you will be delivering them to your mill).  Then, add your sawing costs.  Doing it for any less than that is not a fair price to you. 
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 11:26:57 AM »
i perfer to use per hour rate at $40.00 an hour and that comes to about .25 to .50 cents

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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 12:17:26 PM »
Fair price or not, I'm not sure.

There's a guy here, 70'ish who just bought a WM LT40 Manual.
He's selling a lot of White Pine that "blew down" during the windstorm this summer, on his property, custom sawed for 50Ę per board foot.
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008, 04:21:12 PM »
Just for a ballpark 'gestimate' - A month ago I bought a logtruck load of spruce-pine-hemlock, delivered for .30/ft    add my usual .35/ft for sawing, I'd have to get .65/ft to come out even on the logs & make a little sawing it.  That'd be the absolute minimum.  I usually get 1.00/ft for pine thats air dried.  If you don't need the job to pay the bills, you can be pretty flexible. Rates will vary around the country for sure.  You price too high, you won't get the job, Home Depot will -
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008, 04:53:56 PM »
I'm sawing out a 35'X40' barn for a construction co. I supply the poplar and cut out random width 7"-12", 1", 10' and 3" battens for .72/bf.  I'll be starting on the house in a few weeks.  The barn will be about a $1700 job.
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008, 05:06:54 PM »
Last week I bought douglas fir construction lumber from a real lumber yard...not a box store for $370/mbf delivered.  Its good looking lumber and anything I donít like I can take back.  Pretty tough to compete with prices like that.  Timbers and clear 4/4 would be a different story.
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008, 11:14:26 PM »
Nope, no way to compete with that. 
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Re: what is a fair price
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2008, 08:19:05 AM »
im in maine and i charge 70cts a bdft for pine wheather i cut it on own land or buy the logs .prices on buying pine around here have jumped alot this summer.
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