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Off the Topic! / Had to share
« Last post by joasis on July 17, 2018, 06:45:00 AM »
Elbert Lee Guillory
11 hrs

My advisors have recommended that I not write about this controversy but I owe you. I write as a military veteran and political scientist who has traveled to Ukraine, the Middle East, Helsinki, USSR to study up close.

Fact 1. The world's two greatest nuclear powers should be friendly. That is in the interest of the world!

Fact 2. Tonight the greatest criticisms come from two major groups:
A. Those who hate Trump and who will criticize the President for anything he does.

B. Those few in the military and intelligence communities who are wholly bought and owned by the war industries, for it is in their financial interests to have the US and Russia armed to the teeth and at each other's throats.

As you listen to the shrill screamers, note how often they come from this corner (politicians included)!

Fact 3. The absolute truth is that the Obama administration interfered in the Ukraine elections which led to Russia's predictable takeover of the area which holds Russia's major naval base and sea outlet.

Fact 4. The Obama administration interfered in the election of Israel. Strong Nations do this when they feel that it is their interests to do so.

Fact 5. The alleged Russian interference occurred during the Obama administration, and we heard not a peep. Now these jerks want Trump to punch Putin in the nose and start a nuclear war with the other major nuclear force on Earth.

I'm a patriot and a believer in a powerful America. I have also witnessed the body bags filled with the fruit of American youth when fat old saber rattlers play soldier.

Trump was masterful in Helsinki. The Swamp Donkeys may scream but tonight the world is better off that these two men shook hands!
General Discussion / Live Edge Blog
« Last post by Tom the Sawyer on July 05, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
I have had a website for my portable sawmill business for more than 7 years.  Earlier this year I decided to add a blog to answer frequent questions, and perhaps stimulate an interactive discussion on topics related to running a small sawmill business.  Several months later, and after several posts, there had been only one comment.  Long story shortened - there were some problems with my host's blog system so I have switched a different blog software (and another learning curve).  :(

I would really appreciate it if you would take a look, make comments as appropriate, and let me know if you experience any problems.

Thanks for the help,  ;)
General Discussion / Life below Zero
« Last post by Kojba on July 04, 2018, 04:11:16 PM »
Took a time out and turned on the NGO show, titled "Life Below Zero".    One of the people on the show was running an old LT 40 woodmizer.  Pretty cool to see a mill on TV, exceptional to see one similar to your own.  ;D  The gentleman who was milling there said he liked to mill because he enjoyed gathering up the logs, and the feel of making his own lumber.  Saving trips to town, and saving money.  Sounds like most of us.  You do it because you like it, not because you need the exercise! 

Not sure if I've got the balls to make it in Alaska, but there's plenty of work here where I live for sure....
Circle Mills / Bell saw on c/l
« Last post by woody on July 04, 2018, 11:29:12 AM »

I figgure I can't really join the club here unless I have a mill :laugh: Been wanting to take a ride to look at it but motivation in this heat is hard to come by. I start b**ching at about 75*
Still hoping the M/D mill I looked at comes way down in price.
General Discussion / Copperhead bite!
« Last post by Kojba on June 28, 2018, 09:33:25 PM »
I came home from work the other day, and noticed my coon hound had been bitten on the muzzle.  I know she likes to "nose" around the log piles, and will always head to the pond for a cool drink.  Not sure where the attack happened, but the results were ugly.  Her face was swollen and she seemed dazed.  Our vet was closed and didn't answer the "emergency line", so off to you-tube land for advice.  Seemed most posts recommended Benadryl and rest for dogs, so that is what we did.  In 48 hours the swelling was gone, and Ol'Surely was back to her normal self.  I did find two fang holes in her muzzle, but I think the cartilage might have kept the venom from going all the way in.  The holes were about an inch apart (pretty big snake), the kind that gets your attention. 
I've had friends who have lost smaller dogs to snake bite, but large dogs must have a better chance of survival.  I just hope this old dog, doesn't get bitten.  If so, I'll need a little more than Benadryl.  Not sure what Budweiser will do for snakebite, but I keep a little of that in my system on Friday evenings! ;)
Kilns / Moisture meter
« Last post by Crusarius on June 27, 2018, 02:27:39 PM »
What is everyone using? I just started looking at getting one so I can decide when to dead stack my lumber and save space.

I see $10 ones and up well over $1000. I don't need anything crazy. I see on the other forum everyone badmouthing cheap meters.

What I want to know is since moisture meters use resistance between 2 fixed points how can a more expensive one be more accurate than a cheap one. Resistance is resistance.

And why would I need to buy a really expensive one?
General Discussion / You guys are boring....
« Last post by Crusarius on June 27, 2018, 09:09:11 AM »
How am I supposed to kill time at work when nobody is talking? geez... :)
Wanted / LT 40 ride along seat
« Last post by Kojba on June 16, 2018, 10:22:32 PM »
Curious if anyone has a LT 40 ride along seat for sale.  Mine is a 2014 model, I've been told, the seats changed sometime around 2004.  Not sure, would try anything. 

Thanks, Joe
Bandsaw Mills / More WOODMAXX 26e stuff..
« Last post by A.O. on June 16, 2018, 01:53:04 PM »
Did't want ya to think I disappeared completely...

I needed a 3 point carryall for my tractor, so I bought a frame at TSC then took this log and in one afternoon I had a carryall... I had some lumber laying around but I needed 6" widths to fit the spacing so I cut some new ones.

So my log is on the mill.

And the 6" wide boards

Test fit on the frame..

And the finished (for now) product.

Will add a chainsaw scabbard etc as needed..
General Discussion / Treating my own fence posts!
« Last post by Kojba on June 09, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
If anyone is interested, Poles Inc., is an online company that sells copper napathate at 8% (five gallons), for $210.00 shipped to your door.  It will make 20 gallons of 2 percent copper treatment for posts.  I've used this before, and it does an excellent job preserving posts.  My Father used Cuprinol, (2% copper treatment, that is now banned by EPA), on some untreated 2x4s over 30 years ago, and they are still intact.  I used it on some fence posts on my farm 5 years ago, and they are very strong.  I know it is still early, but I expect them to go 20 years.  The posts were made of pine and poplar, both soft woods, but the copper is the key.  I put them standing on their edge, in a 55 gallon drum for 24 hours.  It is only necessary to have 6 inches in the bottom of the drum, and the copper (mixed in diesel fuel) will wick up the posts and treat it through the middle.  It will usually wick up 2 or 3 foot, and I brush on the rest above that mark.  Just brush until the posts don't seem to continue soaking in anymore liquid.  Hope this helps if anyone is thinking of building a fence or using posts for a barn etc..
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