The Sawmill #2: progress at last.

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 491 days ago 1550 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A new beginning Part 2 of The Sawmill series Part 3: nearing the end of the tunnel »

I started this 2 weeks ago and we were going to attack it right away. Then life happens. My welder and I are both equipment specialists at the main hospital here. One of us alternates problems to work on there causing scheduling conflicts. I wound up with some projects I had to finish and my 83 year old mother slipped on ice and broke her leg.

Enough whining, back to work! Yesterday the stars aligned (except for weather) and we started the assembly. We estimate that we’re a third done. It was 22 degrees with a 15 mph the time we quit I was froze to the core. ButIit’s started!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 491 days ago

great start.sorry to hear your mother broke her leg,hope for a speedy recovery.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Off to a good start Monte. Before you know it the sawmill will be up and working…Hope you mom is OK very soon…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 491 days ago

You lead..I’ll follow. Good to see your progress over life’s happenings. Since I got frostbite in my hands while building my Dust collector/Outside Equipment Shed in similar temps Iv’e set some temperature limits..LOL!

Slipped and injured myself twice…hurts…hope your mom’s healing.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 491 days ago

glad you got it going, but hope your mom is ok, its a good thing she did not break a hip…tell her were wishing her well…grizz

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

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#6 posted 491 days ago

Your mother is in my prayers! Hope she recovers rapidly, but don’t let her try any stunts too quickly. She may do more harm than good. I’m sure you are looking forward to warmer days when you are off duty so the saw mill can be completed; and you are lumbering.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 491 days ago

If I were in better shape I would be very jealous Monte. This is going great to have. Waiting to see it progress!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 491 days ago

looking good!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Really sorry about your mom’s accident! But glad to see progress on the mill. That looks like pretty professional work!. That does look like an indoor job to me though!

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

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#10 posted 491 days ago

Progress is being made

-- Norman

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#11 posted 491 days ago

22 degrees with a 15mph wind…. I thought I was impatient. Good progress, your going to love it.
Take care of your Mom.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 491 days ago

Monte, Looks like a good start. Spring is coming (least that is what I keep hearing, suppose to snow here again tonight) so you should be able to get some trees on that thing soon. Looking forward to seeing what you discover when you do.

Hope your mom recovers quick.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 486 days ago

I look forward to following your progress. Hope your Mom gets better soon, Hoss

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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