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That's some neat stuff Harry. Thanks for sharing.

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Proof that "Bigger IS Better!"

I really have to wonder how long it will be, before the steel blades are replaced with powerful lasers.

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During my two days a week delivering for the local NAPA store I frequently deliver to a sawmill. I have to go to the sharpening room to get my slip signed and I'm always amazed by the size of the bandsaw blades. I asked what a double-sided one they were sharpening weighed and they told me "around 200 pounds". Then they opened the door to the sawmill and showed me how fast that thing cuts lumber. I would have trouble walking at that speed I think...and when it got to the end, it automatically moved over about an inch (I think) and cut equally fast on the way back. The sawdust shed is quite large too...and fills up in a couple of days to a massive mountain of sawdust. There's another building for shavings off the planer(s) too.
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Harry, that was very interesting. The writing looked like Chinese to me. OSHA would have a field day there. Very few people had any kind of personal protection- hard hats, dust masks, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, warning signs, etc.
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If they cut it that fast, and use trees that large, it seems they would eventually run out of trees to cut down. It takes 100 years to grow trees that large.

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If they cut it that fast, and use trees that large, it seems they would eventually run out of trees to cut down. It takes 100 years to grow trees that large.

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They do and they have. Whatever is left of the giant first growth forests up here is considered to be priceless by the tree-hugger folks. They may actually have some good points.
Right now the challenge is to process all the beetle killed Spruce and Pine forests before the wood is useless (not to mention being a major fire hazard).
The easily accessible (First Growth) D.Fir and W.R.Cedar is long gone but the second growth forests are already being harvested.
There are a few Ex West Coast Loggers here at the Forum...Charles and Herb I believe(?).
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