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« on: January 04, 2012, 06:06:42 PM »
The last 3 weeks I have been helping a friend out with filling some orders. He has gotten orders for more than he can cut so he lets some out to me.
3x4-10' by the hundred. I bundle them in 25's. This is today's hundred. I have gotten to cut 450 so far.
 

  

  

 
These cants will be used to ship water or fuel tank parts. PC
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 06:08:38 PM »
I cut this hundred in 6 hours last night, out of small logs. only 2 made 12 each.

Keep in mind, manual mill and I do my own logging. PC
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 06:24:51 PM »

 Good going Paul, if you were almost 60 like me you'ld get out about 10 or 15 in 6 hours.     Steve
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 06:31:23 PM »
Paul,

Your work production is a great gauge for a newbie like myself, you also gave me another 2 prospective client idea's. ;)

Thanks Paul,

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »
Hi Paul, I have some questions. But first let me say thanks for the pictures and good looking lumber and I hope you are getting paid well for those 3x4s. I know how much work that is on a manual mill, I have a Norwood and I've sawed a number of 3x3s and 4x4s and I also do my own logging. I'd say you have done well to saw a hundred in six hours.

What kind of wood are those 3x4s? Did you log the trees for that lumber? Are you going to do more?

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 06:47:19 PM »
You shouldn't have any trouble getting to sleep. :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 07:11:04 PM »
Paul needs to set the date on his camera before he goes to sleep.   :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 08:23:57 PM »
MM, it could be right. bg

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 08:33:54 PM »
Paul, the amount of lumber you produce with your manual mill is amazing.
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Re: pushing the mill, and the miller.
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 09:35:43 PM »
Paul,

That is kicking butt log!
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 09:44:15 PM »
Impressive!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 10:45:09 PM »
White, post, and red oak lumber.
They do pay pretty well for what they are.
I sorta did the logging on these. They came from a construction site for a bank going in about 6 miles from my farm. I had to go pick up the logs. They cut and loaded them for me.
Most generally I cut load and haul.
I just cut the cants out of the log in 6 hours. I did not do the logging in that amount of time too.

A point I may have failed to make is how important it is to befriend those in the same business. I would have totally missed out on this if I hadn't.

The camera date is wrong. It should read 1-4-2012. my bad. PC
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Don't get phylosophical with me. you will loose me for sure.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 12:21:57 PM »
Paul
Getting to cut something like that with the old Belsaw would be a riot.Just as long as you are not the offbearer that could be a busy place to be
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 01:13:05 PM »
I agree CC.  My Belsaw could use the workout like that but I am not sure I could.

good, clean, neat job there.  Nice working shop too!
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 06:57:34 PM »
Gday

Thats good going there on a manual band mill Paul just on 1000bft per run not counting recovery Mate  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8)

I use to cut about 25000 to 35000 bft of 3x3 3x4 4x4" dunnage like that every week in both hardwood and softwood at one mill I worked at on a regular basis we where expected to saw 5000 to 6000bft  + of it per day on average and block stack it on the green chain on our own  ;) that was With a One Man  Circular Mill like this one

  

  

  This is one of the Mills I use to operate  ;) ;D 8)

Captain and Lambee with you fellas but its only as hard as you make it on your tailer outs ;)

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 12:40:48 AM »
Chris
Me problem is I be  both and load mill ::) ::) That is where hyd carrage feed comes in gig back is auto and not real fast so with my set up I am one man band. But with help 500 ft per hr is walk in park,
Next problem is I just had a M14 Belsaw given to me fer removeing it 8) 8) 8) So I might resaw with second mill now I just need 2 of me to accomplsh this :o :o
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