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07-13-2014 10:55 PM

I accidently posted pictures of lumber that I milled on “finished projects” and they got pulled. Sorry for that. But someone called me “gloating” about the lumber. If you fall, transport, mill, stack and sticker, build a small kiln, dry with little defects, and start from there is that gloating? Busting ass in the woods with just a truck and chainsaw is not gravy. I like the idea with starting at step 1 not step 5 from a lumber store. Knowing where your lumber comes from exactly makes the project even better. I am sure I am wrong so I need a little input.

-- Everytime I cut it, it is still short.

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 11:06 PM

I wouldn’t say wrong. Post it as a blog entry or maybe a forum.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 11:08 PM

Gloat is a positive term here. Just means you got something cheap.

Build something from the wood, then post it as a finished project.

Plenty of people would appreciate seeing you milling work as a forum or blog post.


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#3 posted 07-13-2014 11:11 PM

Ya gotta play by the rules if ya wanna play in this sandbox, regardless of the silliness of the rules. Nyuk nyuk

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 11:15 PM

Sorry to tell ya, but….
Yeah you had a “my bad” moment. According to the posting rules, only “finished” projects are to be posted.
It would have been fine to post your felling, transport & milling, (which I would have liked to have seen) in a blog or in one of the other forums such as “lumber” or “skill share”.

Please consider doing a blog, such as “From Tree to Board to….”
That is something I think all would appreciate reading/seeing!!!

Posting in the wrong place isn’t the end of the world….
The removal of which was just someone doing their job….

I look forward to catching your blog….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 01:10 AM

Yeah, not having a backyard filled with trees and the physical strength to fell, buck, load haul, unload mill, sticker, wait a few years, dry, haul, and then take photo’s, I can understand your thinking that was a finished thing.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 02:16 AM

I would like to hear more about going from standing tree to finished project and your homemade kiln. The kiln has me interested that would be nice to have. You should gloat that you have the ability to do that but I’m not seeing it as gloating.

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#7 posted 07-14-2014 02:38 AM

Minor mistake. This is the intertubes; just think how bad it is elsewhere! If your stuff gets moved, it will comply with the requirements, that is all. Gloats are all over this site, so don’t worry about that. I’ve had gloats over tools, myself.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 05:44 AM

As far as I’m concerned getting a tree from the field to ready to use S4S lumber is a project in it’s self. They should have left it.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#9 posted 07-14-2014 06:12 AM

While we are on the subject what qualifies as a final build? I have a half finished mitre station that I said Wasn’t finished and posted under the final builds. It’s been there since I posted it. Might wanna take my project down and off the project page it doesn’t make req’s.


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#10 posted 07-14-2014 10:08 AM

Perhaps you did err by posting in the wrong section.
But I for one, and also probably numerous others,
would love to see a blog from yourself detailing the processes you have described to get from tree to a finished, workable piece of lumber.
We (woodworkers) often take our product for granted,
so perhaps a post detailing the sheer physical effort involved in giving us that product would be a timely reminder we are only a part of the chain.
Cheers, Jinky, (James).

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