the stairway #6: forgotten piece

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 09-24-2012 04:46 PM 4295 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I was close to finishing up cutting, they called and said contractor “forgot” a piece on the list. It was only the biggest piece he needed. A 16-1/2 foot 8×8. That’s how I spent my Sunday. I had to make new slabbing rails because the ones I have wouldn’t go that long. Got it cut and delivered. 88 board feet by itself. Up to about 840 board feet delivered. A couple hundred to go.

This will get a lot easier in the future. I am in the process of buying a bandsaw mill. When it’s set up I’ll post a blog on it. :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 07:57 PM

keep cranking it out monte, what did you decide on the sweet gum, you going to try it, or pass on it…..its pretty funny that the main dude forgot the main piece…but it happens to the best of us…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 10:38 PM

Those kinds of phone calls are good “problems” to have occurring in today’s economy. I also am curious about the gum wood. I am also real interested in seeing your mill once you get it set up and running.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 10:41 PM

I am planning on going after the sweet gum. Most of the comments I got were favorable for it. It will probably be 2-4 weeks before the Sawmill is up and running.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 01:56 AM

Monte, You may need to change your pic to the “Energizer Bunny” as you just keep going and going and …...

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-08-2012 02:25 AM

Whatever vitamin you’re taking, I’m in!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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