|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 05-23-2014 02:27 PM||1344 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
05-23-2014 02:27 PM
For all those of you that have lumber mills, I am curious as to what’s the strangest thing you’ve come across inside of a tree when cutting that has either destroyed a blade or not?
What prompted this question is that I just had a Mesquite tree milled a good size tree, I just received a call from the mill that two blades were destroyed due to a ball bearing, I am having my doubts and am wondering if he’s just trying to squeeze more green from me?
The tree came from my back yard, the neighborhood was developed in the mid 80s, I’m the second owner and can’t imagine a ball bearing, I’m hoping he’s saving it for me. Right now he has them drying so I won’t get the lumber for a couple more months.
The original deal was $150 cut and dried, I confirmed this with him several times over the phone he even told me how long it would take to dry them, a couple or few weeks went by when he called that’s when he said the lumber was ready for pickup and also stated the part about the two blades destroyed and the ball bearing, I asked him then what the cost would be including the blades his response was $275.00 total which included the milling and the blades only, I then brought up to him that drying was also included in the deal he said he didn’t recall that, He told me his cost for drying was $1.00 PBF so I stated once again about the original deal and offered to pay $300.00 for the whole package, he agreed to that, but it all just seems kind of funny, not a good way to do business, and that’s why I am wondering he he’s trying to squeeze me for more.
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