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  1. u jelly

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    Anyone ever sent a tree to be milled? Curious about the cost. An 80' red maple fell on my brother's property and I'm thinking about making a table from it.
     
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  2. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Please do it and tell about it. My only experience is using a chainsaw mill to cut boards, which is great, but different.
     
  3. Cutig

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    My name is Rod, and I like to party
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    That's the dream. I love living in the country. Living in town sucks.
     
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    I love living in town but I'd give it up for a place like that
     
  5. u jelly

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    How did that go? Were the cuts precise enough to get good boards out of it?
     
  6. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Some make really good cuts. Beautiful boards. I would say that truly finished stuff would need further attention for finishing.
     
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    nothing like waking up and having to change a tire first thing in the morning. :martin::rose:
     
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    Wait till they go to "sleep". Usually after 5 or 6 in the fall. Dump gas. Cover with bucket to keep fumes in.

    If that doesn't work. No idea
     
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    I gave up and called a bug man that got rid of them. She's scared to death of anything like that and was driving me nuts to get rid of them. I wasn't going to be unsuccessful again and it wasn't too bad price wise
     
  10. Billdozer

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    The first of the ewes lambed this morning. The girls were really excited.
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  11. TigerM.D.

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    Has anybody had any experience with having someone clear the land for a reduced price if they keep the wood? I have about 0.5 acre that I would cleared and don't want to pay too much to have it done. The land is a mix of pines and hardwood.
    Is that a thing or because of the mixed wood most mills aren't interested (I assume most mills only do either hardwood or pine, not both but I could be wrong).
     
  12. triceratops

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    Bought 9 gallons of paint over the weekend.

    Left them for the painter though
     
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  13. Styx

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    Pour the bourbon and let the season begin.
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    Contact a timber company. Have them come out and take a look at the property. They will give you a price that they should be willing to pay to harvest your timber. They should pay you. Not the other way around.

    Cleanup however (stump removal, grinding, disposal, etc.) is another story. You may be able to negotiate this as part of your pricing structure (they do the cleanup and reduce the price they pay for the timber) or you may have to contact someone else to do the cleanup or do it yourself.
     
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    I doubt any company is going to bring their equipment in for 0.5 acres of mixed wood. You should cut the hardwoods and sell the firewood. Or tell me where you live and I will take a couple off your hands.
     
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    Wise decision. It seems like fun until you get started...
     
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  16. TigerM.D.

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    Thanks for the info
     
  17. triceratops

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    Yes. This was 2 bedrooms and a downstairs basement area. They are also touching up an area where we took down blinds that was 30 feet high and the previous owner didn't paint behind them and I can't reach up there safely. These 2 guys will be at our house at least 4, but probably 5 days and seem to be good painters.

    I am going to paint a couple bathrooms myself at some point, but that is probably a 2-3 hour job each. Painter is quasi-fun for like the first 30-60 minutes then gets less and less enjoyable until some point where it begins to suck hard. That point is 2-3 hours in for me.

    Can't imagine painting for like 80-100 hours, which is what it would take. Plus it would look less professional and I would get paint on the carpet somehow for sure even if I did everything to prevent it.
     
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  18. Dirty Ears Bill

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    I've never found painting fun even for those first 30 minutes. I have a family full of women so we have an understanding that they do all painting while I'm doing the actual handyman stuff.
     
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  19. cuangler

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    I know a ton of foresters/loggers/consultants. That's pretty much too small for anyone to pay you for it or do it for the wood. It takes a lot to move skidders/loaders/chippers for something that's a half day job max. Like someone else said, your best bet is someone that does site clearing/prep.
     
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    Anyone know of a comfortable steel toe boot? The pair I have is awful.
     
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  22. OpenMouthKissedaHorseOnce

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    I've worn quite a few different brands of steel toes and Timberland steel toe boots have been the best IMO. If you work in a job where you don't necessarily need steel toe but still need protection then look at composite toe if only for the weight reduction.
     
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  23. Tiger Roll

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    Timberland PRO. Had mine about 10 yrs now.
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    I have a pair of Wolverine Wellingtons that I really like. I had the Timberland pros before that and really liked them. If you don't need a lace up boots, I recommend the Wellington.
     
  25. Styx

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    For slip on boots I recommend Ariat. They are very comfortable for me. Ariat insoles feel like I am wearing sneakers. For lace ups I have always bought Caterpillars and they have always seemed to hold up well and be very durable and comfortable enough once they break in just a little bit.

    I wear slip on Ariat boots almost exclusively anymore when I am visiting jobsites.
     
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    Can’t go wrong with Ariat or Wolverine.

    I would also recommend a slip resistant sole, even if you don’t need it. They will usually outlive the boot itself.
     
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    Yep, I've replaced the insoles 3 times in my boots before having to change the boot.
     
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  28. Cutig

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    Agreed on ariat. Had a pair for 5 years now that is about to fall apart. Will be getting the same thing whenever I have to replace them
     
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    Appreciate the responses. I'm going to head up to Newton (large boot store in town) tomorrow and try on a few. I have Ariat slip ons but they don't have toe protection
     
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    I’m in year 6 if my Ariat slip on boots(not steel toe). I love them. I’ll buy the exact same thing. For the past 2 years I’ve said it’s time to buy a new pair but I don’t. They are still in good shape just very worn cosmetically. Which I kind of like anyways.
     
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    Mine are black. I bought them in a rush and even though lighter color boots get destroyed in quite a few of the places I have to go I like the look of a brown boots a lot better and can always clean them. Boots I have now that are uncomfortable look black due to Michelin. I hate them so they aren't getting cleaned
     
  32. Clemson327

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    Add another vote for Timberland Pro shoes. I've got a pair of composite-toe ESD shoes for work, and they're the most comfortable ones I've had in the past 7 years.
     
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    One of the lambs was a runt (half the size of her brothers, only 3.5 lbs) that the cold was affecting, so my wife did this:

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    The mother was walking on her and mostly ignoring her, so we had to bring her in and will bottle feed her for 3 weeks until we can wean her.

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    :itsglorious:

    That lamb looks smug as fuck in the first picture. Like wearing his new clothes on the first day of school
     
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    Real talk: That lamb would be my new indoor pet.

    Edit: Just noticed the diaper in the second pic. I can't stand it.
     
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