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Offline Buzz Sawyer

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Any Alaskans out there???
« on: April 23, 2016, 03:19:06 PM »
Hey all I am seriously lonely for some saw dust!!! I have sold my big circle mill a couple of years ago AND I MISS IT!

 I have been working on building a new bush plane out of wood....
.I would like to get pics of cutting the tree...miling constructing and flyig the plane!!!!

Hey, everbody needs a dream right?

So since I live in the land of the sitka spruce and white/red spruce why not.
I am thinking about building yet another mill or purchasing a all hydraulic rig homemade for about 3000.....any othe Alaskans readin this....how about an old Oregonian sawmiller ...anything????

P.S......After reading this I realized this sounds a lot like florida deadheader AKA harold....???

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 05:11:33 PM »
Can't say I am an Alaskan by any stretch.  Did work up there for 2 1/2 years but can't clam to be an Alaskan. 

Sounds like you have a dream.  Follow it.
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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 06:21:40 AM »
Damn Sam, about time you showed up.  ;D I know you love old iron, but, a simple band rig would be portable and will saw anything you can find up there. Where ya hangin out ? Of COURSE, pics would be nice. ;D I watch every show about Alaska, no matter how stupid the program is.

 Told my bride a few days ago that I need one last adventure and she said GO FOR IT !! WOOO HOOO  :laugh: :laugh:  Gold is predicted to go to $10,000/oz.  :o

 Did ya sell out in Il yet ??

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 11:46:10 AM »
Hey Harold....I just flew the coop and came back up here last year when I got offer to manage a lodge and be a bear guide(alaskan brown bears) so its like I am starting over with nothing. I am lookin at a homebuit hydraulic band rig....but will probably go with a simple tire rig like your old one.
ps I live here and know lots of people on those shows....came close to being in one....AND STILL watch every stupid one ...HAHA I must like Alaska!

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 07:23:21 PM »
I watch those shows mostly for the rigs they use and the scenery. Also spot the problem areas as they show up, especially the Nome bunch.  ::) 

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 05:28:24 AM »
Question for you Alaska fellas, can you dig a well in most parts so you don't have to lug water in the winter. Seems it would be labor well spent. Seems a warm indoor pottie would be a good way to lure more house heffers north. Frank C.

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 09:16:37 AM »
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Depends on what part of the state your in.  Water is readily available but its getting the equipment into the place that can be problematic.  Winter water normally is not a problem as there is plenty of snow that can be melted for water. 
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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 10:53:20 AM »
Hey Buzz Sawyer,

Just for fun:Speaking of bear hunters

I am/was? related to Bill Pinnell  http://alaskachildrensliterature.org/node/6772 but only met him once when he was in Los Angeles drumming up business.

He was "uncle" to me but I knew his sister (aunt Ollie) better.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 11:20:58 AM by Stevem »
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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 10:59:13 AM »
BANDMILLER2 A well ans indoor plumbing are more common as Kirk said near cities were you CAN get equipment to the sitr.....in the bush....meaning most of alaska .....not to easy...most water is pretty deep rusty and has cyanide commonly on the Kenai anyway.....
STEVEM Sounds like an interesting guy......I got LOTS of bear stories too.....but that is another thread...One thing about brownies.....they are VERY smart with unbelievable memories (especially when it comes to food) well heck....I guess that makes all us chow hounds smart too????!

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2016, 07:24:58 PM »
I was airdale navy and tried my dangest to get stationed at the air station in Adak  they sent me to the Phillipines , go figure. Our chief just came from there, he tried and I had friends in the system but it was a small installation and they just didn't need anyone with my rate, Frank C.

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Re: Any Alaskans out there???
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 08:28:21 PM »
FOUND some incredible alaskan yellow cedar....30 rings to the inch clear and no grain run out....makes sitka spruce look like chump change.....Now if I can get the friend price discount????