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  • #16
    Originally posted by ElectronMini View Post

    I know we are in 2021, quite a few years after this post, but for the last few months I have been wondering and trying to reach him or find just about what this original posting was doing with no really good results.
    To make to story short, I bought a professional Saw Mill in2004 (Ontario-Canada where I spend summers; Texas in winter) and shortly after using my box of original 10 blades I realized I had to sharp them often (about a day of cutting for me).
    Investigating the cost of the factory made sharpener decided I was frugal enough to put up with some scrap box material and make one the work. I did, it work even that looked like anyone of my projects:"Does the job with a lot of extra precautions and tribulations and looks like a contraption that no one will be proud to show".
    Well, that is not new to me, but after some much research on finding how to do it and never saw on DIY, decided that maybe Guy Lautard ( I have very high regards for) could benefit from taking my research if he saw it fit; and provide the machinist DIY community with all that together and better presented that I would ever do.
    So,around 2007 had some emails and he seems being interested; so I said give me some time to get as the info/pic/videos together and get back to you.
    Dial up to 2020 and under the constant reminding/recriminations of my conscience decided to make the effort and try him again with my overdue apologies.
    Result: No answers to my emails or no news on the web about his present activity and the Timber 4 still not completed.
    Bottom line: Looking for some indications on how to contact him, since I am thinking that an alternative may be asking HSM Editor of he will be interested on an article of that nature.
    For 16 years I have been having fun and very good exercise during the summers felling trees and making all kinds of lumber. Anyone with a bunch of mature trees on his/her
    property is missing all this fun. Even a DIY Saw Mill is doable or even available as reasonable prices in today's market.
    Here are some pictures of my adventures with it
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    Love the saw mill. Keep yer ****in hands and lags out of it please, JR

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    • #17
      I just assumed he was dead, based on the median age of people in this hobby/work field/whatever.

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      • #18
        Perhaps he just closed that chapter in his life and moved on. Maybe to focus on new things and leave the past behind him? Who knows. His reluctance to be contacted speaks for itself though. All the best.

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        • #19
          Nice sawmill. I've been designing and gathering peices for one for a few years, and finally have enough to get started this spring. Will be building a blade sharpener too as well. Might post about it. With the rising cost of lumber it's already "paid for itself" before I even get my outbuildings built.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
            Perhaps he just closed that chapter in his life and moved on. Maybe to focus on new things and leave the past behind him? Who knows. His reluctance to be contacted speaks for itself though. All the best.
            Indeed, and Amen. I do think this is exactly what has happened. Hell, I've done that myself once or twice.
            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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