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Re: Anyone cutting cross ties on an LT35
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2015, 10:02:32 PM »
Pallet Cants. In my area the standard is 3 1/2" by 6". If a log is below grade for a tie you can still get a couple of cants out of it.
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Re: Anyone cutting cross ties on an LT35
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2015, 04:55:41 AM »
Bill,

   I could suggest several salvage options for poor wood including making pallet cants but these are not my logs and not sure if the guy has or wants to deal with a contract with any pallet makers.

   If this were my wood I'd try to figure some way to sell everything but I can't stress enough - It is not my logs. I'd just be sawing to the customer specs and all he has indicated he wants is 7"X9"X8' ties. He has been crystal clear I'd only be making 4 cuts per log and no indication he wants anything else.
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Re: Anyone cutting cross ties on an LT35
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2015, 05:46:51 AM »
As long as he understands that leaving 100 logs doesn't guarantee 100 ties you should be good to go. Not all logs are created equal. A log that looks good from the loader seat might open up with a knot hole that cull's it or have too much sweep. Good luck with the venture.
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« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2015, 10:33:45 AM »
And you should get paid on the logs you saw, not on the ties that meet the tie grade from the logs you saw.
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Re: Anyone cutting cross ties on an LT35
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2015, 06:12:31 PM »
I would charge him a little more because you will still be lifting an heaving around on heavy ties. I can tell you he is probably going to take them to Sutton just below the dam to the treatment plant and in the summer they were paying somewhere around $32 bucks a cant for standard size..it would be worth it for him and you to split it down the middle after trucking cost. he supply the logs and helper and you have the mill.

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Re: Anyone cutting cross ties on an LT35
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2015, 07:59:15 PM »
Beenthere,

   I agree and will discuss that. Costs me just as much to saw a reject tie as a Grade A #1 gold spike bearing tie.

Brandon,

    Why? If he pays me what we agree on I don't care how much he makes on them. I'm not interested in a partnership. What if he only gets $18 a tie? Do we cut my price? He's taking the risk and I'm keeping my life simple enjoying what I like to do. If I'd wanted complicated I'd get a job selling ladies shoes.
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