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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2014, 04:24:42 PM »
Here is my one and only pic of the mill, in reality it is a picture of Ike and his (grandpa's) new sawmill!

He was sure excited and wanted like everything to take it home that day.  But he does get to be there the day it is picked up and I get to be 800 miles away.  His brother Zach gets to be there too!
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« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2014, 04:32:51 PM »
Looks like Ike & Zack have a smart Grandpa.  Congrats to all three of you.   8)
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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2014, 05:52:41 PM »
Congrats on the mill.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2014, 11:53:50 PM »
My Son Ben, brought the mill home today and I have to be 800 miles away, oh well.  He did send me some pictures. and Ill share them with you.  The gentleman I bought the mill from broke his back last fall and wasn't able to put the mill away properly but there are no real major issues.  By major, i mean expensive.  mostly just cleaning it up is all it will need as well as some rewiring of the hydraulics. 

 
Zach and Ike looking at it.  And the black tarp on the ground is the carriage cover.

 
Ben says that the pump has a Honda engine and is brand new on this 300 gallon fire trailer.  It looks to me like the trailer would be loaded beyond capacity if the tank were full.

 
Some blades that are a bit rusty and that seat looks like it could use some help.

 
Right now the mill is tucked safely inside that center door.  Ben said that he is going to have to make another trip to pick up the fire trailer as well as the shingle lap sider and a few other odds and ends.

Thanks for taking time to look
Darrel
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Re: I'm a mill owner
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »
Don't se or hear but one thing that will be hard for you to handle. That one thing is being 800 miles away with a new toy waiting for you. Congratulations! Good Luck. God's Speed.
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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2014, 07:02:46 PM »
The search for the right mill was fun and enjoyable, now that I'm a mill owner and 800 miles away from it, this is not fun.  But, it's less than a month till we move!
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