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by CuttingEdge
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Moved Into Our Tiny House
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 20
Views: 2828

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: 3110

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: 1254

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: 3361

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...
by CuttingEdge
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: A Third Track on a Bulldozer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: A Third Track on a Bulldozer?

For clearing, what you want is one of those huge selfpowered flails hooked onto the blade frame of a D8. You know the ones the park service uses to blast trails thru the forest. The power companies love them as well. They take trees and make them into a carpet of mulch. We have a rental company her...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Are all women crazy, or is it just mine?
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: Are all women crazy, or is it just mine?

Well confession time...myself I got 23 years of marriage in...with (3) different women. :roll: The first one, well let us just say she was VERY social...very social. It was great though because I knew she was good in bed because EVERYONE told me she was! After 10 years of marriage she went to be wit...
by CuttingEdge
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Late model JD crawler technical support
Topic: Low track power
Replies: 17
Views: 2477

Re: Low track power

By how I am reading this, it sounds like you have the same problem I had on my John Deere 350D. I changed the reverser hydraulic filter and the problem went away.

I think the filter was $4.99 from John Deere.
by CuttingEdge
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Show & Tell
Topic: A Third Track on a Bulldozer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

A Third Track on a Bulldozer?

I have to admit, I never thought of a bulldozer with a third track. My idea to stop sideways drift while angling the blade on bulldozers was to make the tracks so they could be tilted, kind of how a grader tilts its wheels to stop that nonsense. Obviously this is a MUCH better way. Equally, I can se...
by CuttingEdge
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussions
Topic: Generosity of People Astounds Me
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Generosity of People Astounds Me

The generosity of people often times astounds me... A year and a half ago a friend of mine and me had this idea; I have a farm that overlooks Mount Washington some 150 miles away. He is a Lead Guitarist for a band, so a seed of an idea started, in the interest of the many people dying from the Opiat...