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Old 06-30-2011, 10:21 PM
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Nice buy, congrats on your new project
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:57 AM
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Very nice Dan!! Congratulations!! We pulled an Airstream trailer onto our land and it has worked out GREAT, you can pick up the long ones really reasonable, ours is 31' and I think we got it for around 5 grand. Built like a tank and really warm. Just a thought..
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:00 AM
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...Matt: the nice thing is, we don't own much. Literally it's 5 vehicles, a bunch of cruiser parts and tools, a piano, and a futon. Everything else can be carried by one person no sweat. Of course, hauling my inoperative 45 up from NM is a big enough job that it's probably just easier for me to get it running there and drive it up. Besides, then I'd have an easier time hauling my tools up--see how I'm justifying spending money on it right now???

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:19 AM
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Dan, what is this "log work" that you speak of ?
Handcrafting.

We've got enough standing dead beetle kill to build a house (and then some) that we'd be silly to not use that to build. Of course, it's been quite a while since I've built with logs (now that I have a soft job with a tie and things).

I figure if I can build a shed well enough to make me happy, then perhaps we can avoid having to contract out the log work, when the time comes. It's a hope, at least.

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:00 AM
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Officially jealous. Now you just need a lumber mill.. will pay for itself, right? Sell it when the house is done and you've got a barn full of wood.

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Handcrafting.

We've got enough standing dead beetle kill to build a house (and then some) that we'd be silly to not use that to build. Of course, it's been quite a while since I've built with logs (now that I have a soft job with a tie and things).

I figure if I can build a shed well enough to make me happy, then perhaps we can avoid having to contract out the log work, when the time comes. It's a hope, at least.

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Is this the blue-stained beetle kill, i.e. "denim pine" ?

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Officially jealous. Now you just need a lumber mill.. will pay for itself, right? Sell it when the house is done and you've got a barn full of wood.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SAWMILLS-PORTABL...item43a81c80f5

My neighbor (78 yo retired machinist) just took delivery of that exact model of Norwood mill today. I have a Wood-Mizer (below) which is made just seven miles west of home.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:14 AM
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Nice! Would love to own some mtn land at some point. I have to find a real job first though! If you wind up buying a lumber mill, let me know. I have a huge cedar in my front lawn that needs to go and I want to make some posts out of it. I would be willing to offset some of your mill costs to get to use it for a day.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:46 PM
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Man, I like playing lumberjack. It's been a while since I've felled such a quantity of trees....

We're doing some clearing, and taking down pretty much any standing dead beetle kill trees to get them stacked and seasoned for whatever it is we end up doing. Anyone need firewood?

Mostly, it's just fun to play on our property and do things just because we can....

We're probably not going to mill anything, because the house we intend to build uses so little milled/dimensional lumber that it's probably easier to just buy that stuff. It only has 3 interior walls, totalling less than 32 linear feet.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:21 PM
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We're probably not going to mill anything, because the house we intend to build uses so little milled/dimensional lumber that it's probably easier to just buy that stuff. It only has 3 interior walls, totalling less than 32 linear feet.

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That's a good move. Many people have this "romantic" notion of making their own framing lumber but it is easier to think it than to do it.
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Congrats Dan - great looking piece of land. Note on beetle killed trees - they are probably not sound for structural pieces anyway, but the natually stained wood sure would look nice.

Looks like a great purchase - does it have water tap and electric?
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