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    Quote Originally Posted by allen84 View Post
    One gear below break neck speed... pin boot to building speed. I don't know how mudflap feels about the speed it's going up but looks to me like he's flying along.

    Wow your right I just checked out his blog and your right he’s moving pretty good for not using machinery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxsnyder View Post
    Wow your right I just checked out his blog and your right he’s moving pretty good for not using machinery!
    Well, I started stacking June 15 2017. I have to slow down for the curves and knots. Like really slow. At least it feels that way. From looking at other's posts, I think it's safe to say we are using the crookedst and most tapered logs on the forum, which really says a lot about the method more than anything. It takes a lot of work to get them straight, minimize the gaps, guess which one to put up next, etc, etc.

    If I had straight logs, I imagine I'd have the roof on by now. But as they say, use what you got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen84 View Post
    One gear below break neck speed... pin boot to building speed. I don't know how mudflap feels about the speed it's going up but looks to me like he's flying along.
    Ha ha, very funny Allen!

    It's raining today, and I'm pacing like a caged tiger. Already repaired my jackhammer, bought a new drill (the old one is 18' in the air, still attached to the drill bit, and probably still smoking), sharpened my chainsaw, bought some new gloves. Now I have to wait for the rain and tornadoes to quit. grrr. I guess I'll work on updating my floor plans....
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    Blue sky and lovely today in sunny southern Oregon. I wanted to take the Miata to the coast but must instead go to an equipment auction. I have a pocketfull of cash ans am hankering for another backhoe or two. Wish me luck.

    Sorry about the fowl weather where all the rest of you reside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post
    Ha ha, very funny Allen!

    It's raining today, and I'm pacing like a caged tiger. Already repaired my jackhammer, bought a new drill (the old one is 18' in the air, still attached to the drill bit, and probably still smoking), sharpened my chainsaw, bought some new gloves. Now I have to wait for the rain and tornadoes to quit. grrr. I guess I'll work on updating my floor plans....
    So did you get your last log stacked before the rain came?

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    No. They were saying tornadoes this afternoon, and it started raining just as I came home with the new drill. My theory is the louder they freak out about the weather, the milder it becomes. So, we ended up with a bunch of rain, little bit of wind, and some thunder.

    LHN- what'd you get? anything?
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    I try not to keep after the weather too much. It's a news story that changes everyday around here and I have no control over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post

    LHN- what'd you get? anything?
    Case 580C and three equipment trailers. Came within inches of buying two more backhoes and two bobcats for resale. They was trying to give that stuff away but I have a lot of resistance.

    Two truck mounted cranes went so cheap that I am ashamed to have let them slide. Best auction I've been to in 15 years.



    PS... The weather was beaut!
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    :-/

    Seems every auction I go to, people lose their minds bidding. Heck, I've even seen things sell for ABOVE retail! Maybe people are just insane on the East coast.

    I did FINALLY win a Subaru at a Copart auction for a reasonable price. Not sure if it was a tactic change I made, or the fact that it was listed without keys, as the security system is a major pain to deal with, without having the original keys. (turned out it has a key :-D )

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    :-/ Seems every auction I go to, people lose their minds bidding. Heck, I've even seen things sell for ABOVE retail! Maybe people are just insane on the East coast.
    Same here... At least on the things that I'm after anyways. I've bought a few things at auction and come out good, usually I leave empty handed. I bought 5 acres at a bankruptcy auction once, one or two other people bidding against me, everyone else was neighbors and there to spectate. I went to an auction a while back with the intention of buying an old stick welder and a drill press. They went crazy high, close to retail and this stuff was OLD. Instead, I came home with a deacon's bench, a wood cart, antique crosscut saw, stack of comic books and maybe some other stuff I'm forgetting because I had a hard time getting everything to fit in the SUV. I love a good auction.

    I think usually when prices go sky high it's because someone is overly determined to win at any cost. A year or so ago a farm nearby was subdivided and auctioned. There was a young man that had his heart set on a 20 acre tract (his dad revealed that to me before it started). Bidding was per acre and the winner could pick which tract or tracts they wanted or all of them. Well he bid so high, when the hammer dropped and he did the math, he could only afford 10 acres (nearly $75,000 total)... The 20 acre tract he wanted went for $40,000. Lay of the land and clearings/wooded areas were the same on both but one was twice as big and half the cost. I kinda felt bad for the guy. You have to leave emotion behind when you go to an auction or you'll rip yourself off.

    The tax man must have liked it tho because they made our little road a two lane, with yellow stripes and all, very shortly after that auction.
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