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Offline Kirk Allen

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Two days of HARD cutting!
« on: July 16, 2016, 08:44:31 AM »
Had the chance to cut for a previous customer Thursday and Friday of this week.  I went out and looked at the log pile a few weeks ago and told him we could get it done in a hard day.  There was 20 logs to be cut but to be safe told him plan on two days.

Well, I set a new record for two days of cutting.  Over 7700 BF of finished lumber!  Actually cut it all in a day and a half!  Had no idea you could cut so much by simply cutting a LOT of table top slabs and leaving live edge on pretty much everything possible.    

Pulled up and got the mill set up and snapped this shot.  Many of those logs were 20-30 foot long and later got cut into anything from 10-15 footers.  We ended up cutting over 35 logs.  Had a couple white oaks that were 30" at the base, 26" on small end and 14 foot long.  Amazing logs with FAS boards 5 cuts deep. 


Mill set up and getting prepped for sawdust to fly.


This ONE stack is what they have to come back for on multiple trips.  If you notice the trailer in the above pick, they FILLED that trailer with 2000 BF of table top slabs walnut and white oak.  Another small trailer had over 600 BF of table top slabs.

This stack measures 110" across, 10-16 feet deep depending, and 72" high.  There is over 5500 BF stacked here.  
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 01:36:54 PM »
That is a very nice day and a half of work.  Good job.
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 06:26:43 PM »
I feel for those two college juniors that tailed lumber the whole time.  They were SPENT after the first day and sadly for them, they are trailering all this wood to Columbus, OH area, which will take at least three trips, then they get to stack and sticker it.

They will have handled these boards multiple times before its stacked and stickered.
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 07:53:20 AM »
I feel for those two college juniors that tailed lumber the whole time.  They were SPENT after the first day and sadly for them, they are trailering all this wood to Columbus, OH area, which will take at least three trips, then they get to stack and sticker it.

They will have handled these boards multiple times before its stacked and stickered.

Yes but they are young.  They bounce back quick. :laugh:
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 03:52:13 AM »
 

  Did you have something to those logs around or did they have to roll all of them,  good job.  Steve

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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 05:53:46 AM »
The land owner had a small tractor that he would use to drag logs up to the mill. As I got halfway through a log he was dragging another one to the mill.
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 06:13:22 AM »

 Last Fri I was sawing for the Amish for the 3rd time, 26 logs they had most in a nice row but had to drag the last 5 up to the mill with a team of horses and a stone boat.  Steve

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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 09:27:21 AM »
That's some serious sawing!  Bet you were glad to have the hydraulic & human assist!  Some of these slabs must have been around 150 to 200 pounds.  If you were paid by the board foot, you did well!  Were you tempted to ask for one or two as partial payment?
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 09:39:33 AM »
We charge everything by the Board Foot and it was a good weekend for some unplanned on profits.  Did not try to negotiate for any of the wood as I have more than I know what to do with as it is. 
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 07:13:28 AM »
I don't see any stickers in that stack of lumber  :o
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Re: Two days of HARD cutting!
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 08:18:16 AM »
"This ONE stack is what they have to come back for on multiple trips."

The owner of the lumber lives in Ohio so it all had to be trailered there, thus no reason to sticker the day we cut.
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