Sun, Apr 29, 2007, 11:17pm (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org doth exclaim:
A bunch of stuff I will respond to, but snipped .
OK, then substitute 'exclaimed his remorse', or some other words
rather than 'whimper'. It's not like a personal attack on you.
Bitch? People from Texas talk like that now? San Francisco yes,
but San Antonio? Sure didn't when I was there.
I was trying to point out that sawmills can be found where you'd
never expect one. But you missed that. As I recall, there was even at
least one somewhere around the Ft Hood area when I was there in the mid
'70s, one of the last places I'd have expected a sawmill.
Actually most of the sawmills here I spoke of deal with pine, one
specializing in cedar. Only one had signs on the highway, the others
had small signs along their entrances.
You specifically mentioned your location? You might want to go
back and check the post I responded to. You did mention you were at the
Texas Furniture Maker's Guild contest, no mention of participation.
Nothing about where you live, or even that you actually live in Texas.
Kinda hard to comment on where you live if I don't know. What I
commented on was what I actually know.
Nope, I made the statement based on the fact that even with a
rapidly building population, and subdivisions everywhere it seems, there
are still sawmills around. I though that would be self-evident too, but
got that one wrong too..
Well Hell, I could have read the population figures on an Atlas
myself. Where's the wood? I don't know, I'm not there to look. The
size of your county has nothing to do with anything. And the sawmills?
I don't know that either.
Arrogant and profoundly stupid of me to think you haven't looked
for a sawmill? Nope, because you didn't say. I don't know you, so
don't have any reason to assume you did. Borders on some sort of
retardation for me to think I know more about your area then you do?
Never said, or implied, I did. What I do know is that if 'I' was the
one looking for a sawmill out there I'd get me a plan. I'd start out by
checking the phone book, then contact my local Chamber of Commerce, and
Better Business Bureau. Then, along with askng anyone and everyone I
came acroos about sawmillls, I'd contact:
County business permit, or tax, office. At least one local university.
Your county, and srrounding counties, Agricultural Agents. State
Forest Service. Bandsaw sawmill manufacturers ,for owners in the area
that will do sawing. After all, 50 miles from you to a sawmill means a
search circle that's 100 miles across - and that's a lot of area. And,
if all that still didn't find me at least one sawmill, I'd say to Hell
with it, and buy, or make, my own damn sawmill. No prob. Personally,
if I had some more space here I'd just go ahead and buy a bandsaw mill,
period. There's a lot of potential lumber going to waste around here
clering land for new subdivisions and mini-mall and the like. I
wouldn't bother gathering any of it mysef, I'd just saw wood brought to
me. Figure payback would be pretty fast, even with a top-of-the-line
Ah yes, do I have a plan to psst? Hadn't intended to post it, but
since you asked:
I plan on retrieving my trash can from the curb, taking a look at the El
Camino's rear lights, and spending a bit of time in the shop fiddling
with the planer sled I made to make a part for my mitre saw. I'll just
wing everything after that.
If you don't ask the right questions, the answers don't matter.
- W.S. Lind