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Author Topic: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.  (Read 5173 times)

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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010, 01:14:35 PM »
Engineer, it sounds like a plan that came together.  Buy mill, build house, sell mill, recoup investment, buy better beer.   :)

On to the next plan . . .
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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2010, 01:37:03 PM »
Engineer, I'm with Jeff & Customsawyer, you can come saw on my mill anytime. I'm a little closer to you than they are too. Some things are harder to part with than others. Especially tools. Stick around you have always offered sound advice here.
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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2010, 02:06:38 PM »
Life has a way of messing with us all.  You set a goal and reached it!  Whether you get a new mill eventually or not, you ARE a success.  The only constant is change, and while you are down now, this too will change.  Hang in there.

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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 04:37:35 PM »
I remember a customer in particular who contacted me asking what his used mill (yes it was a T A Schmid) would be worth since he was regretfully looking to sell it.  When he told me the reason why I knew there was no way that I would want to talk him out of it. His wife was complaining that she barely saw him anymore! She said things like, "I think you love that dang saw more than me"! . Anyway about a year or so later he contacted me again inquiring about purchasing a new mill.  It seems his wife quickly became tired of him hanging around the house every evening drinking beer and watching TV !  Yes I too have seen a lot of repeat buyers.  Are there any pic's of the home you built?
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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2010, 06:45:13 AM »
   Engineer,

I lift my coffee cup high to you and this difficult choice. These times truly show what A man is made of, and you my friend are made of true grit. ;D :'(


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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2010, 08:35:06 AM »
Wow,

Aren't the people here great? Offers from everyone to come sawing is just amazing.

Engineer, I can see that this piece of equipment was more than just some 'stuff' to you but a way to fill your time with an intriguing hobby that shows the fruits of your labour. I am going to make a prediction that someday, when everything levels out for you, a mill of some sort will be back in your life somehow.

I hope the best in your next adventure, and I hope that you will share your finds with all of us.

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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2010, 09:22:18 AM »
Thanks for all the kind remarks, my friends.  I may take one or two of you up on your offers to share in the sawing at your own mills.  However, I think it's time I started reducing the lumber piles I've made, start putting my woodshop to good use and building some furniture and other things for the house.  My oldest son wants to try maple sugaring this year (hurry up, it's almost March! he sez), the two youngest want chickens, and I need to put in a vegetable garden.  So, the time was right - I've already got too much to do.   ;D




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Re: It may be the end, it may be a new beginning.
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2010, 01:03:26 PM »
Good luck to you!  Im new to the forum but I can sympathize with you.  I owned a WM Super HD40 from 1999 to 2003 and loved sawing got, good at it, then burned out for various reason (trying to do too much too fast)- But I had a pretty good little side business custom sawing and salvaging antique wood.  Then I sold my mill-  it never leaves your blood!  Now I'm getting ready to buy my second mill (a little less bells and whistles)  and I'm probably more excited than the first go round- because I've been there and done that and Im more informed and know the satisfaction that comes with that fresh sawdust.  You will probably be back to sawing someday- and it will be even better then!!   My first post!  Whew.....
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