Freetown Lumber

Freetown Lumber

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:14 pm

Gonna be up early this saturday, going up to Marathon/Freetown NY area to see Freetown Fred & his friend Jacob(amish) to pick up lumber they custom sawed for rebuilding my kicker hay wagon, all pieces will be 16.5' long except the uprights for sides and end. Had to borrow my friends F550 with a 12' dumper flat bed to go get this, will be on the road about 530ish AM. After lumber pick up then on up the road a few more miles to JD dealer in Cortland get a few more baler parts.
once home back to work on all the projects for farm, baler, haywagon, and more tinkering on VAC to get it ready for season. good thing weekends are only 2 days long.. and longer i would have to work too hard all the time. :nono:
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:25 pm

Holy Crap!!! That's tomorrow????????????????? :doh: toothy See ya in the morning Bill. :)
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:28 am

No Freetown Fred here, but despite having a few sawmills in the family, I have found the Mennonites and their portable sawmill works well for me. It just takes too much time to saw logs into lumber myself, but the Mennonites can do so for $210/1000 bf and to me that is well worth it. They have been here before, but on Wednesday they are coming to convert 2500 board feet into boards for me for my White Pine flooring in my Great Room.

They have a portable mill so it saves me from having to truck the logs somewhere and then hauling the lumber back, and I can use the sawdust for bedding, and of course use the slabs and cut and split them into kindling for next years fire starter for the firewood/coal. Both have some serious value to me, and nothing goes to waste!
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:43 am

And that being the difference between Mennonite & Amish---Mennonite will drive, use power tools, elec, etc where as, Amish do not drive, they will use power tools on occasion, no electricity in the home/ barn--I think both Mennonite & Amish of this day & age are way more lax on a lot of what they can & can't do. I used to get a lot of sawdust for bedding from the Amish using bolter saws, but a lot have gone to ban saws & it's nothing but dust--I'll get some pix of Jacobs set-up this AM & post them. Yep, everything but the OINK NS :clap: toothy
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:59 am

Well, the lumber venture is done & Bill has one more stop at the JD dealer before heading back Montrose way. As promised---PIX :)
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:47 am

Ahhhh... Two stroke Detroit :)
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:01 pm

Yep SB, she'll put out some boards with that 3' bolter blade
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:41 pm

All home & safe. Happy with the lumber. truck bed is 12', long lumber is 16.5 feet, humg out a bit, but no way would it have fitted my 8' flat bed P/U. PAst a few speed traps on I-81 on way home... not pulled over for hangover, probably should of had a red flag. GF didn't want to donate any.... toothy .All put away in barn for now. GF says house yard work rest of day. Tomorrow i can get back to my projects.

Fred has got his work cut out for next few weeks, turning up a few hundred acres of SOD, for putting corn in. Feilds haven't been worked in a while, so guess he will have sideline business selling rocks and stones after they de stone them. Good money in that if palletized, and wrapped up with chicken wire. see ya all later, tell Jacob Thanks Fred. will keep eyes and ears open for that NH68 Jacob would like to find..
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:27 pm

Back at ya Bill, it was our pleasure, always nice to meet good people. Will do on the Jacob message.
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:56 pm

Now that's a sweet setup right there - and a mighty fine looking pickup too! ;) 8-)
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:32 am

Indeed John. That 550 is a nice rig:) Had a hell of a valve tap though--oh wait, she IS a diesel :doh: toothy
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:17 am

what do you do with all those cut off's? sugar shake or chips?
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:22 am

What ever anybody wants to do with it after they haul it off dc--something like $10.00 a pick up load
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:34 am

Here I thought today would be an R&R kinda day, but lets face it--Amish I'm not :) We've got quite a clay base here on the hill & drying out is mostly a wish & a prayer so ya learn to work with what you've got
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Re: Freetown Lumber

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 pm

Well, enough lumber & getting trucks out of the mud--Monday starts plowing time--we got our plows, discs, stone picker-upper (LOL) & a bunch of other stuff my neighbor got at auction last week to get on with the season:)
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