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Forum topic by TheWoodButcher posted 03-26-2009 10:06 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodButcher

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03-26-2009 10:06 PM

Hi ALL, it’s been a spell. I’ve been real busy at the mill sawing SYP for a long time now. Heres a few pix as proof.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/


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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 03-26-2009 10:54 PM

those are some beautiful pics of your hard work. I love seeing these posts. Thanks for taking the time. What are thsoe timbers going to be used for (or were they then cut into boards later)?

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Karson

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 11:34 PM

Some great looking wood.

Thanks for the post.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 11:54 PM

Oh DROOL Oh DROOL…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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TheWoodButcher

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 12:09 AM

Yeah HokieMojo, I saw the cants into lumber. When I get logs, I saw them into cants and store them untill I have all the logs square. Then I start making lumber. This is some of the clearest SYP I’ve ever seen, real pretty lumber.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 03-27-2009 12:17 AM

I’ll bet you’ll get more for them if they are as clear as you say they are….............Been a long time since I saw any clear SYP.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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TheWoodButcher

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#6 posted 03-27-2009 01:07 AM

hey CM, there is alot of it that is 100% clear, not a knot to be seen.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 03-27-2009 05:04 AM

What is SYP? Certainly not SYPress :~))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TheWoodButcher

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#8 posted 03-27-2009 01:00 PM

SYP= Southern Yellow Pine

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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60Grit

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#9 posted 04-01-2009 12:12 AM

Good looking Cants!!!! I love your band saw and good job on your stickering! How are sales going?

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TheWoodButcher

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 01:55 AM

Hi 60Grit, Sales seem to be up a little lately. I think the hard times are bringing customers my way. I am cheaper and the product is better than what you buy at the box stores. Thanks for the kind words. I would love to be able to run my mill full time and if it keeps on like it is I’ll have too.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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JimmieCajun

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 05:59 AM

I would like to get started milling, part time as a hobby and sell enough to pay the cost of the equipment but I am not sure where to find buyers for the raw lumber. I live in the Houston, Tx area. Any ideas where I should start looking.

-- Jimmie, Houston Tx, cajun28201@yahoo.com

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TheWoodButcher

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#12 posted 08-18-2009 07:48 PM

Hey JimmieCajun, I bought my mill as a hobby. It didn’t take too long untill people found me. I made it EZ’r for them and put up a sign about a year after building the millbuilding. I still have a fulltime job but I think if I really worked it, I could make a living with it. I would advise that you save your money untill you have enough for a Hydraulic rig if you plan on making a living with it. A manual mill will kill you to work hard enough to make a living at it. I don’t sell alot of lumber. I mainly mill other peoples logs. If I get a nice hardwood log I’ll mill it and put it on craigslist. My mill has payed for it self and all my other equipment. Then I bought me a toy LOL.

650 BruteForce

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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Karson

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#13 posted 08-18-2009 08:03 PM

Nice toy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 08-18-2009 09:25 PM

wow serious tools and great wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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rosewood

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#15 posted 08-24-2009 05:28 PM

wow, you have very great tools,
i wish i have ones likes that,
must be cost a fortune,

Rosewood,

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