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Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« on: October 22, 2015, 10:30:49 PM »
Just a bit of information for those who may not know.  FF member wwsjr, Willie Steele's sawmill burned on March 16, 2013.  Sawmill Burned Today  (Pictures on Reply #65.)

Notice that on September 18, 2013, he was the first one to volunteer his services to help a needy FF member.  (Reply #2)  Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing  Sawing pictures begin on Reply #376.

On October 19, 2015 Willie made this post:  Standing in the need of Prayer.

Willie has 7-8Mbf of customer's logs that he wants to get sawn in order to fulfill his commitment to his customers, but he is not physically able to run the sawmill. 

Hopefully within the next couple of weeks my son Marty, wife Pat, and I plan to travel to his location (Fulton/Smithville, MS. about 250 miles) and use Willie's sawmill to close out his log yard.  There are still many details to work out, but anyone that is willing and has the time to help with this effort will be heartily welcomed.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 11:21:17 PM »
Mm, please keep me informed on the date when you get it set. I don't know how I can, but I would really like to help. When you set a date maybe I can figure something out.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 11:48:23 PM »
Good on you MM for stepping up to that plate.. you will make it happen..  8) 8)
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 06:09:41 AM »
Keep us up dated with info. I don't know if I could travel that far or if I could be any help. You're a good one MM.

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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 06:41:42 AM »
Keep us posted on the dates. If there is any way that I can get loose I'll be there. Lorraine said she will come too if I'm able to go.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 06:57:32 AM »
Lynn,
Let me and Nancy know the dates, and we will be there to offer any assistance we can.      Andy
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 07:01:34 AM »
mm you can count me in unless something unexpected comes up  :)  thats close enough to me i can even bring another mill if you can saw next to a different orange  ;D :D :D :D pm sent
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 07:04:35 AM »
If it wasn't so far I would love to help.
It would be a learning experience for me.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 08:02:53 AM »
You guys are great. I feel bad saying I'd love to help but don't know how I could get there. I'm not very good at sawing yet but I'm a good worker.  My weekends start at 6AM Thursday morning & run until Monday morning if there is anyone driving by I can jump in their truck & ride along if love to help.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2015, 09:38:58 AM »
 I commend you guys who have committed to going. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 12:48:30 PM »
If possible, I'll be there.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 01:22:07 PM »
The Forum family are some of the best people in the world. It is very humbling to have someone step forward to help a member in need. I could tell the log owners to come pick up your logs, however I feel obligated to cut their lumber as they expected when the logs were delivered to me. I have had some of these customers for 10-12 years.
There are several members of our church and neighbors who want to help when a date can be set. Some of them helped me 3 weeks ago when I could still run the mill. Magic as a sawyer is key to getting the work done. I have no one around me with mill experience to saw. I plan to use the income from the sawing to provide expense money for anyone that wants to assist along with a donation to Forum. My primary goal is to finish the jobs that I have on hand.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2015, 05:05:12 PM »
MM,

  Good for you but I must admit it is what I would have expected of you from all I have seen. Good luck on the project and be careful. I know you will enjoy the time with your son and wife.

   I am sorry I am so far away and can't travel that far at this time of year due to other commitments here. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2015, 03:48:36 AM »
     Yes, keep us up on the dates.  That'll be a long run for me, but I might be able to make it and lend a hand.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2015, 07:54:17 AM »
As dry as we have been I did not think that I would ever have to watch a weather forecast to schedule sawing again, but depending upon the weather, we are looking toward either the 1st or 2nd week in November.
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2015, 07:56:40 AM »
I live in batesville MS and have a Lt40SH.  if its the second week in November ill be home and can help.

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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2015, 08:11:35 AM »
You are the second person favoring that week, so let's shoot for it.

Nov. 8th through the 14th will be our tentative schedule.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 08:16:51 AM »
sounds like a good plan  operation WWSJR  moving ahead  ;D

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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2015, 09:15:53 AM »
November 8 looks good for me. I don't know the various plans people have to be here. If I can help in any way please let me know.
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Re: Sawing Logs for wwsjr (Willie)
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2015, 11:08:39 AM »
MM, are taking your mill to double up on sawing?
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