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Offline The WoodButcher

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My Sign Post
« on: February 24, 2008, 11:38:17 AM »
  :D  Hi All, I'm giving it a shot at timber framing. Just making my sign post for now and we'll see how that goes.  8)   I'm using a 8x8 syp for the post.

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 06:02:17 PM »
So whats  the latest on the sign post WB?
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 02:26:39 PM »
:laugh: My real job is cramping my style  :o
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 03:02:44 PM »
Man dont I know that feeling.
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 03:18:00 PM »
Try being retired, boy and girls. ;D

One's style gets cramped quite often, with that occupation.

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 03:25:50 PM »
Try being retired, boy and girls. ;D

One's style gets cramped quite often, with that occupation.

Ain't that the truth ....

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 08:57:40 PM »
Frank, Define Retirement  ;D
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 09:15:10 PM »
Classroom attendance being required, five days a week.   I was usually there between 5:30 and 6 each morning, and left at 4 in the afternoon.  The last two years I went on two thirds time, which ment that I could leave at 12:20 each day.  I chose that to ease myself out of the system, rather than an all day approach.  The afternoon helped set the stage for increaseing sawmilling production and consulting services I was developing.

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 09:16:22 PM »
Back to the sign post.  When do we gest to see the entire sign in place?

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 07:47:12 AM »
My father was a teacher for 37 years.  I know the schedule oh to well.  As you, he was dedicated to his job of educating the young. 

Its sad that in many areas our Teachers are not paid near enough for what they do. 

Locally, a first year math teacher can bring $29,000 before taxes.  That same teacher in the suburbs of Chicago will be $48,000. 

Its no wonder our small towns are drying up.   :(
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 08:05:04 AM »
Kirk, I started out a $4,200 a year, full time, in 1968.  Retired 30 years later at $38,500.

At the beginning of my 5th year a friend offered me $100,000 as year, jet at my disposal, a castle in Spain, condo on the Gulf of California, in Mexico and an office with a comute of only 20 miles each day, from my home on Monmouth, Oregon. 

I turned it down, because I wanted to be an educator.  Did I succeed?  I think so.  Do I miss something I never had? Nope!

How about the sign progress?

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2008, 07:30:17 PM »
The weather's been to nasty to work on it any Frank. I am going to build a jig to cut the tenons with my mill. I know a guy that made one and it works great. EZ to make too. I'll post pix when I get it made.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 08:41:33 PM »
I hear you on the weather.  We got about an 1" of ice followed by 3-4" of snow last night and then it hit 40 this afternoon.  I have not seen so much mud in my life. 

Now if I only had one of those fancy forklifts that could go through the mud ;D 
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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 10:17:06 PM »
Shirt sleeeeeeve all day here, today asnd tomorrow.  The rains are just around the corner. :'(

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2008, 07:20:53 PM »
Twenty some days later, we are experiencing very heavy snow squals, butnot much sticking.  The coast is bseing hit really hard with sticking snow , closed highways and some pretty sorry sounding accidents in the Coast Range at the higher elevations.   :'(

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2008, 11:23:34 AM »
Here we go, I love doing this stuff and this is just the first connection I've made so far.  ;D  I think I need to put shoulders on the mortise's. Ya recon? I know, I know pick up the pace a little.  :laugh: We have had nasty weather for way too long now, everytime I head out, it starts raining whats up wit dat???



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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2008, 11:29:42 AM »
Looks like the first one is square for sure.  Nice looking job.

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2008, 09:13:51 PM »
WB, have you gotten the sigh finished and up?  Sure would be nice to see the finished product. ;D

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Re: My Sign Post
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2012, 04:29:40 PM »
Woodbutcher, any update on your sign?  The photo on you post looks like a Norwood mill.  I've been running an MX34 for a little over a year & really like it.  Looking forward to trying a little post & beam work.
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