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Offline Frank Pender - AKA "Tail Gunner"

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New busness in the area
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:48:48 AM »
We have a new business in the area.  They are a timber framing company from New York.  I have my first order from them, yesterday. 

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 09:38:59 AM »
Way to go Frank!  I wonder if its the same company Andy interviewed with several month ago. They claimed they were expanding to the west if I recall correctly.
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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 01:12:06 PM »
I do believe they are the same.

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Re: New business in the area
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 09:43:30 AM »
Just up the road from me is a timber framing place that just cuts orders, length and joints, and is part of an eastern company when douglas Fir is required.  I checked with them about a year ago and ran into the old "It needs a grade stamp" thing. 

Is that going to be a problem for you Frank with this new company or are you providing a grading service too? 
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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 11:14:43 AM »
I can get my lumber graded, without much of a problem. ;D
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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 01:31:12 PM »
Some of made our own stamp and as long as its cut to what the standard outlines you can stamp it yourself.  Some will argue this but the fact is you can. 
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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 10:07:38 PM »
A rep from the company came by this morning and picked up their first order: two 9' Douglas Fir logs with a small end diameter of 16"

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 11:41:27 AM »
so they are getting logs and not cants? 
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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 05:25:09 PM »
For the first time around, Kirk.  We will see what else transpires.

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 08:36:45 AM »
The transpiring occured yesterday.  I got an order for a Douglas Fir 24' long with a top diameter of 14".  It just so happended I had one down and ready to ship to New York.  It is going to be for the main center support for an octagon shaped home. 

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 09:59:58 AM »
I have not made out the bill for the latest log for New York.  Any thoughts on what I should charge for such a log?

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 10:32:06 AM »
Utilize what ever standard scale you have in your area and at leat double the BF rate of stumpage value.

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Re: New busness in the area
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 08:53:39 AM »
Well, the log is deliverd up North aout 40 miles and they seemed happy with the one I had chose.  They have quite a setup.  They have a CNC machine that is coming from the East to do the mortes and tenden of the timbers.  I saw the first two logs that I sold them few weeks ago and thought outloud to them that they were nicer than I had thought and would send a new and upgraded bill.  We all had a good laugh on that thought. 

I put eighty miles on the F450 and cried all the way during delivery and tried to find something to haul back besids these old bones of mine, but nothing appeard that I wanted to haul back. 

They will be coming down to have a look see for some walnut slabs I have.  They want a greeting counter out of walnut with live edges as well as the main office desk.  I do believe that they will be accomodated when they arrive.