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    Bandsaw mill was here

    Sorry no pictures. I really thought I would have had time to take a few. Boy was I wrong. That thing moves right along.

    Guy showed up with a Woodmiser LT40, that had all the bells and whistles. Once he got rollin, it was game time. I didn't help much, as I loaded the logs with the bobcat. I could set them right on the cutting frame.

    Ended up with;
    Cherry 27 bd ft
    Ash 76 bd ft
    Walnut 72 bd ft
    Cottonwood 371 bd ft, it is for gates and stuff for the barn. I might try a piece or two later.
    Cedar 114 bd ft, for a neighbor

    It is all stickered and stacked in the barn, waiting for next year.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    nice little yield there Steve!

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    Suh-weet!
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    You sure make my pile of wood look like nothing. I have almost a chord of firewood, about half cut. For fun I have a couple walnut boards, a couple maplel and one small mahogany.

    I also have some great small pieces from Larry M.

    Now if I could just finish off the necessities in the shop. Hopefully the shop will be completely usable tomorrow. And if I could get the necessities of life under control Ha! Ha!

    However, LIFE IS GREAT! That is in spite of its problems like yard care.

    Enjoy,

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    That's a handy way to stock up on wood. How thick did you have it cut?
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    What did it end up costing per bd ft Steve.
    Thats a pretty neat haul
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    He cut it all right at 1", cost was .25 bd ft. Not a bad deal. Amazing a person would pay someone to work them that hard.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    He cut it all right at 1", cost was .25 bd ft. Not a bad deal. Amazing a person would pay someone to work them that hard.
    yup they can make short work of logs with full hydryalics exspecailly if they know how to run it.. ask tom how it goes he has seen it work before you know you done something when its over how done the catching of the boards after they were cut steve? that guy or gal is gonna have to be moving you dont wait long for the next one been there done that once before

    quessitmate on time would be around 4 hrs??
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    Yep, right around 4 hours.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    sure is addicting to watch whats inside the next board isnt it steve?
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