I’ve had a vision of my self milling the free logs that are constantly being dumped at our compost site in our town. I have read about it, thought about it, and investigated the Husqvarna and Sthil saws at my local Farm & Fleet for maneuverability. But that is the chain saw only. I’ve been reading blogs here, and checking out You Tube.
Here are some facts to consider: In my younger days I could carry a 4×8 panel of sheet rock by lifting it. 30 years later I am using a panel carrier, moving slower on 3/4 sheets of plywood or less. I have no one to ask for assistance as my friend is older than me ( he has too much to maintain himself) and my brother lives 3.5 hrs. away. My brother is not mechanically inclined. But he will repeat tasks as directed. I am about 5’8” and shrinking. LOL! I also figure ten years tops for my remaining woodworking days. ( looking at family history life spans)
Oh yeah I was rehired at a Mental Health center, and I now have one day a week available as it is full time, and I am now trying to learn new technology like their computer system programs. There is a 6 month trial period. I might not make the expectations, but I am doing what I can. Have cash and buying tools in case it does not turn out?
I am thinking it’s a fantasy as my brother ( an EMT) just took a guy to mayo who had a severed artery in his leg while out cutting wood with his chain saw.
Finished lumber is costly and I like air dried as a material that has more potential?
So fellow LJ’s help Ol” Doc Savage out by giving me some of that experienced Knowledge and opinions.
Thomas Tieffenbacher/aka Doc Savage 45
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