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Exploits collecting "free" wood #6: A better way to haul logs

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 63 days ago 1580 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Up till now, I have done my own logging. Spend 5-6 hours and come home with 8-10 logs. It was a struggle to keep enough wood on hand and drying to keep up with orders. About 2 weeks ago I run across a logger who said that he could help. A year ago I tried to find a logger to buy from with no luck. Wednesday he rolled in.

They’re 16’ long. Roughly calculated out to 5200 board feet (Doyle scale). My savings, about 70 hours of labor, no wear and tear on equipment, and not buying fuel. Yes I still have a lot of work to do, but the sawmill is the fun part. I hope to get 4-6 more loads this summer. No stopping now.

Thanks for reading

edit; there was a total of 83 logs in the load.

-- 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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ScottKaye

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#1 posted 63 days ago

Hi monte,

Nice score!. Was all that wood really free?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 63 days ago

$1200. If calculations are correct, it’s $0.23 per board foot.

-- 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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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 63 days ago

Great stack of lumber, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Handtooler

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#4 posted 63 days ago

Mother Lode as the miners and panners might say.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 63 days ago

Great find and a “new” friend to boot !

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

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camps764

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#6 posted 63 days ago

score!

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 63 days ago

WOW!—I would be willing to pay twice that price.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 63 days ago

Yeah, but is that enough? Happy milling to ya!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 63 days ago

that will get a woodworkers attention, i dont think there has been a wood gloat this size ever…lol…ive never seen one, that will keep you busy monte…that will give you one big stack or 2 or 3 or 4…have fun milling that.

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

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CFrye

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#10 posted 63 days ago

Way cool, Monte! Did you get to operate the cherry picker in the 3rd image?

-- God bless, Candy

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 63 days ago

Great score! And you didn’t mention that getting your wood delivered like this is much safer. Cutting down big trees in the woods with no one around to call 911 is always a little scary.

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

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 63 days ago

AWESOME! You are rockin now buddy. Looking forward to seeing what all those logs become.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 63 days ago

I don’t see a stack of logs…all I see is a whole lot of soon-to-be Monte furniture

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cajunpen

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#14 posted 63 days ago

Score – nice haul. Should be well worth the effort and money.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 63 days ago

Congratulations! Don’t we say “You Suck!” when someone scores a real deal?

What’s the diameters?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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