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by CuttingEdge
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Heating Your Home
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Heating Your Home

How do people on here heat their homes? I assume with bulldozers at the disposal, most use firewood. Myself, short of nuclear fission, I think I have used almost everything to heat my home: Propane, Coal, Firewood, Fuel Oil...and now wood pellets. After burning wood pellets for a week now, I will s...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

Please note though Terry that I would NEVER expect a custom sawmiller to cut this sort of wood. Myself, I hate waste, and being retired now, I have the time to work through less than stellar logs. But when I had custom sawmillers come here, everyone said they would saw for me anytime! That is becaus...
by CuttingEdge
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

I never have run cutting fluid so maybe I should start? :-) I will be honest with you though, no one else here does either, though I am not sure why. Even the custom sawmillers I have had come over the years never have used lubrication on the blade even when cutting resinous woods like White Pine, S...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

I am with you Cuttingedge. Saw from the small end, with my mill I can raise the log to compensate for taper. You want to end up sawing parallel to the heart because the center of the log has poorest quality wood, you want to keep that low grade lumber in as few boards as possible. By turning 180 af...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

Here is a photo of the north wall with the siding nailed on. I call these clapboards "Refined Rustic Clapboards" because they have a bit of character to them, but not a whole lot. That is, they are not wavy-edged like some homemade clapboards, but coming straight off the sawmill, there are some slig...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

I would be interested to know in how others mill wood. There is no right and wrong way that I would blast anyone for, it is just the my friend and I are diametrically opposed to how we saw lumber. How much he has sawn, I am not sure, and pretty sure he has only used this sawmill and thinks its great...
by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

This is the log loader (and trailer) loading logs out in the woods. It works really good on logs 8-14 feet long, but 16 footers can be a little tough to grab, balance just right and get them out of the woods, but it can be done.

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by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

I have a Woodmizer all hydraulic, only way to go IMO, turning logs by hand is hard on the back, especially when you work by yourself. Don't do portable anymore. Liability insurance got to be to much, and it is easier working at home where I am under roof and have a forklift. So now when somebody ha...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

My uncle had a portable sawmill. Of course he did, this being the same uncle who had the equipment dealerships. We would borrow it at times to make our own building materials. Handy thing, that. ;) Like the Walton's, we always had one growing up too. It amazes me know that my parents would allow me...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

Oh shoot, building or renovating houses is all we know! :-) On our other house, Katie was a trooper. She had 3 temporary kitchens before she got the kitchen of her dreams 4 years later only to move out of the house when it was all finished. Granted we did not expect me to get cancer either and her h...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Moved Into Our Tiny House

Yeah I replaced all the Knot and Tube... I have all new Romex now, all 1200 linear feet of it, but also installed a Green Switch while I was at it. I put that by the front door, then mounted my Forever-Power outlets to the refrigerator, furnaces, outside lights, etc. While I was at it, I put a Forev...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Moved Into Our Tiny House

Well this has been our 3rd night in our Tiny House! When I bought my father's farm 5 years ago, with it came my Grandmother's Farmhouse. It was an old 1929 Four Square with attached bathroom making it a mere 1100 square feet! Our old house was a 3000 square foot ranch, but wanting to downsize, and a...
by CuttingEdge
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Nice knowing you-all!
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Re: Nice knowing you-all!

I wish you guys in North Carolina would stop being so self-centered with the water; here you are keeping all the rain and we are dying of drought up here in Maine. There are springs up here that I have never seen go dry that are now dry, and you guys keep taking the hurricanes and then sending them ...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Abandonded Skidder: Mine?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Abandonded Skidder: Mine?

As you guys know, as of January my cancer progressed to the point where I stopped logging. I then hired a logging contractor to come in log off some of my woodlot, him taking 72 tractor trailer loads of wood, and never paying me. That has since progressed through the court process with good results,...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them
Replies: 22
Views: 742

Re: City people, gotta love them, or laugh at them

We live close to the coast so we get a lot of people from away who get lost here in this very rural part of Maine. As a Christian, as a decent guy, I should not do it, BUT when they ask for the shortest way back to Belfast, I tell them. Of course it is down a dirt road that is not fit for a bulldoze...