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post #21 of 27 Old 02-06-2010, 12:40 PM
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It's the same on the other end too, sure sawlog prices have dropped...but so have lumber prices/market. In my neck of the woods anyway the bottom has fell out for mill run in the last year-18 months. The obvious reason for log prices being lower than they have been in years. It's not good for any of us in the food chain right now. For a small operation like me it's easier to find a niche to keep the lights on and simply move away from things I can't profit with for right now.

When do you (anyone) see a turn around ? I don't see one in the near future.
Well Daren I was told by a log buyer that I do all my contract cutting for we will never see in our lifetime the market(prices/demand)that we saw 2 years ago(hopeknot).
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Well Daren I was told by a log buyer that I do all my contract cutting for we will never see in our lifetime the market(prices/demand)that we saw 2 years ago(hopeknot).
I'm usually one to sing like Jack Nicholson did in "As Good As It Gets" . . .

"Always look at the bright side, of your life."

But I am inclined to agree with your buyer. It sounds like to me he understand some things beyond logging. I better not get started, but feel free to PM me if you'd like to look into my crystal ball . . . . .


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Greg,

Although I'm way down here in Texas, I hear you loud and clear. I know you are wanting to tap into your local knowledge base and you should, but don't just rest on that. What you should strive to do, even more than just learning your local market, is to become a more effective negotiator. Not just with loggers, but with land owners.

Learn how to bypass the professional loggers, at least for most of your logs, and you will cut your costs substantially.
I also live in texas and new to this sight so just learning. My brother has 35 acers of hardwoods in Rye Texas and we try and go down once a month to slab lumber. I have a web sight www.roughcuthardwoods.com and I'm selling everything at a 1.25bf except for Magnolia and Holly.
I'm having a hard time selling my lumber so any advise
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Very interesting thread. I buy dried rough sawn lumber either retail or when I get a good deal.

How many logs does one have to buy, to make a deal?
How much to mill them and dry the lumber?
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Where do you live and would you be willing to help log and slab lumber. If you help out I will let you pick out your own trees and we will help you slab and you will only pay .50 cents a board foot and hand pick the lumber you won't I have a hudson 230 sawmill and we can cut really thin boards, let me know if you interested
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Where do you live and would you be willing to help log and slab lumber. If you help out I will let you pick out your own trees and we will help you slab and you will only pay .50 cents a board foot and hand pick the lumber you won't I have a hudson 230 sawmill and we can cut really thin boards, let me know if you interested
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I live in NC, but do business in Paris TX about 3 to 4 times a year. Walnut, Maple and Cherry, all 8/4 rough sawn. Any pointers to a Kiln? PM me please.
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Thanks Daren I need the feedback and your right. I'm new to this sight and I just did not know and I do get your drift. I have a question for you I have alot of spalting wood and it's real nice how do I handle this stuff and stabilize it
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