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    09-03-2018, 07:54 AM
    panderson03 commented on blog entry Log "Peeling" - yeah right.... in Nick
    thanks for keeping it real. so easy for folks not actually going through it to romanticize the whole process. its WORK. its not simple or easy.
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    hilarious post! you have a real way with words ;)
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    wow Nick. sounds like you really scored. how much did you end up paying, if you don't mind me asking?
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I have built a 'stick frame house' from the framed walls to completion.
Took the class in 1999 from SKIP (Before Y2K) Used frequent flyer miles, slept in rental car in Monroe strip mall, was wary of FANG as I was going up the drive.
Met Chip when he was 5 and even 'kept tabs on him' during class, as we wandered around outside with Skip giving us hands on building experience. I even got to talk about Bruce Lee after everyone had left on saturday night.
I am a father of 7 children. Been to Iraq 3 times. Been in Djibouti Africa.
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Anyone Use ELM? for the sawmill

by jrdavis on 08-01-2011 at 11:36 AM
I was able to pick up nine, 10 foot sections of ELM trees this weekend.

I am wanting to make 4x8 or 4X10's or even board/batten lumber with my new sawmill that I purchased.

Has anyone used ELM before? Will it withstand the stresses of a porch roof or joists, etc?
Some of the sections are 36 inches around. 3 sections are 20-30 inches, 4 are 12-20 inches in diameter.

I purchased the Harbor Freight Mill on sale with 20% off coupon, delivered to my door for

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