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a kind hello from the Southern Appalachians...

Good Morning and thankyou Daren for leading me here....I was beginning to think there was no one else in the world just like me...then I bought a sawmill!man is my world now!
I'm not real big on terminology and have been caught calling things that have meaningful names "thingamajigs and whatchamacallits" ,but I have been a homebuilder for 23???+ years and a Finish Carpenter by trade.I spent many of these years building the inner module for a reputable yaght builder in S.Florida.This doesn't mean I'm great at what I do,just means I've got some experience in an extremely tight environment where nothing is straight,square,plumb or level.
I've not been a real big poster in the past in "other" forums,but I'll work on that.If it wasn't for the big,burly,board chewing sawdust crappin' few that posted back in the day to answer my insignificant(so I thought) questions........what woulda happened to me?
I do believe the biggest resource one can have is information.None of the tools and equipment matter without it.....it's wonderful to have a place to go and I really look forward to putting my days of "lurking" behind me.Daren has this uncanny way of getting one involved too....So, thanks for allowing me to introduce myself, Mark
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Welcome Mark. Post some pictures of your new mill when you get time. A few of us here have mills and can help answer questions business/wood or otherwise. Man I am glad to see more sawmill guys here every day, this place is really looking up . A bunch of broke down before their time (and broke most of the time ) dudes who are addicted to wood.
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great another big help here, welcome.

Daren, are you implying some dudes have passed on from earth?
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Daren, are you implying some dudes have passed on from earth?
No, just bad knees/backs/shoulders...from years of humping wet wood off a sawmill taking a toll on a body. It really has to be experienced to be understood.
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I think the old school of thought here is to bend those knees when lifting.

One of the things I'll buy is either a big dolly or wheelbarrow.

Now wet wood would be quite a workout- as the water in it would be a big job.

and how about those back braces - the cotton strip kind with velro strip as a belt. Those are effective.
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One of the things I'll buy is either a big dolly or wheelbarrow.

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A wheel burrow would be smashed by the kinda wood we are talking here. This is not even considered a huge log at my mill...big yes, huge no. I have had much bigger to wrestle.

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ok you got my wits stirred up there....

your talking about getting rental heavy equipment...

Maybe even getting horse to haul a few logs......


Thanks for the corrections, Daren.
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