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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Sawing project 2019

« Last post by customsawyer on Today at 03:52:53 AM »
With Posty added to it that should bring us up to 63.
When it comes to volunteers I would like to add for the record that I take all the help I can get when y'all get here. ;D
There is always small task that come up that are needing done and no way I can do them all. I've learned not to be shy and just ask folks for help. You've been warned. :D
Sawmills and Milling / Re: help me pick a sawmill

« Last post by gonefishin on Today at 01:15:37 AM »
I have already contacted a couple. I'm looking at several hundred dollars worth of their labor... I am one of those people that basically refuse to rent anything or pay someone to do work for me... Probably why I have a shop full of tools that get used maybe once a year haha... I'm still considering 1 guy that said he would cut for $60 hr plus $25 per blade and fuel surcharge for bringing the mill to my house. Or he would cut on halves. 

I'm building a 36x60 shop in the next year (doing foundation work now) And I need 1100 square ft of plank ceiling material for my house. Also if I had a mill I would probably use it for all the lumber to build a master suit addition to our house... and no telling what else. 

I have 2 tractors here at my place for skidding and loading logs. I don't have a front end loader, but i have a gin pole for my 3 pt. I have chainsaws and all the other odds and ends... I am a mechanic by trade so i can work on stuff too... 
Sadly that's about how it is. 

Yes, i agree, but we both know that just because ones an engineer on paper doesn't mean they know how to actually engineer.......

Do you have an engineering firm that you use for this types of things? I looked around here and couldn't find anyone today. All those that are here that I could find are for large commercial projects.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: help me pick a sawmill

« Last post by WV Sawmiller on Today at 12:41:25 AM »
   Welcome. If this is basically a one time need I'd suggest contacting a local portable/mobile sawyer to come cut your lumber. If on-going requirements exist what kind of support equipment and experience do you already have? Might be worth visiting some local mills in operation to see how they work and the pros and cons of each. Some people buy a bigger mill than they need full time, use it to fill their needs then sell it. If properly maintained most name brand mill should their value pretty well. That is a factor to consider too. Good luck.
General Board / Greetings !

« Last post by MacDiarmada7 on Yesterday at 11:41:43 PM »
Greetings , I'm a first timer here and glad to be here. I've truly enjoyed reading many of the post here on Forestry Forum. I'm kinda of a "Luddite" when it comes to the internet /cell phone world, SO,,,I thank You for your patience up front.
Much appreciated Forestry Forum !
Thanks everyone I ended up getting the Milwaukee and two 12ah batteries and quick charger for $439.99 couldn't pass up that deal. 

Tried it out this evening and it feels like a toy but it cuts quiet well.  Was only cuting 6 and 8 inch logs but it made quick work oif them. Might get another battery to take with me trail clearing just to be sure I don't run out of power.

This is the first electronic saw I have ever used and   it's definitely different then gas. I think for the work I'm going to be using it for it will be a lot nicer then gas and not possible when fire season hits full force.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: help me pick a sawmill

« Last post by Crossroads on Yesterday at 11:16:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Iím sure some guys with knowledge of what your looking for will be along soon. 
Forestry and Logging / Re: Logging in Florida

« Last post by Woodpecker52 on Yesterday at 11:14:38 PM »
Not in the boardwalk as lumber but as trees with all the Spanish moss hanging down.
Forestry and Logging / Re: Logging in Florida

« Last post by Woodpecker52 on Yesterday at 11:11:42 PM »
If you fly in notice the beautiful cypress stands still standing and not turned into mulch!,  Take a boat ride to the wilderness lodge and note how they used the cypress in the boardwalk and dock.  
General Board / Re: Maple Syrup 2019

« Last post by Stephen1 on Yesterday at 11:10:11 PM »
High pressure brings on the sap so if its windy the barametric pressure is changing. Just depends on what side of the high pressure your on.
I had ice hanging out our mainlines.  I did not install the vacuum yet as I am in Vermont to pick up my kiln from IDRY. It should be warm enough to start the vacuum on WED.


Drying and Processing / Re: Vacutherm iDry input

« Last post by Stephen1 on Yesterday at 11:04:24 PM »
I made it to Barre VT 
I will be over to IDRY to pick up my kiln in the morning. 
If all goes well I will be home Tuesday evening and setting the kiln in place of Wed morning. 
Pictures to follow. 
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Moving logs

« Last post by Simple Jack on Yesterday at 11:02:41 PM »
I use a Mustang Skid Loader. Was going to use it today to move some logs, but too wet.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill

« Last post by Woodpecker52 on Yesterday at 11:02:28 PM »
Got a few sassafras trees in my area still, use to dig up saplings and boil the roots to make tea it was so good!  In my industrial forestry days my superiors said it was just green junk and lets just hypo hatchet them all, so sad.
Sawmills and Milling / help me pick a sawmill

« Last post by gonefishin on Yesterday at 11:01:13 PM »
Hey everyone, first post here. I've been researching here for awhile. 

Anyway I'm really wanting to buy a sawmill so I can mill my 3/4x6x8 wood plank ceiling and a few other projects including 2x6x12 pine lumber for a workshop. I have 20 acres and will be cutting misc pine and a few hardwoods for my building projects. Some of my large pine trees are 24-28" in diameter. My hardwoods are 16-20". 

I would really need to stay under $2500. 

I have been looking at the hm122 because it's new and in my budget. But should I consider something used with a few more features and larger cutting capacity? My largest trees wouldn't fit on the hm122 and that's the main reason i feel like it's not the best choice for me. 

Are there any other mills in my price range with a larger cut? And if I look at used ones are there certain models I should look for? 

Industrial Forestry at its best, D#$#  the weed trees, S#@@! just spray the area like the old days with 24D.  Got to flood the south with Lobber pines since we are going to run out of wood in 15 years, feed the machines!!! YEEEE HAAAAAH!!!!!!   Brother I have heard this story till I am sick to my stomach!
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Clutchy no worky

« Last post by Crossroads on Yesterday at 10:55:31 PM »

   Reminds me of the 6 phases to any major project:

1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search for the guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Rewards for the non-participants
How true that is lol
Chainsaws / Re: Felling dogs for MS 462

« Last post by medved on Yesterday at 10:52:24 PM »
Once you get both felling dogs, add the roller chain catcher.

I hear these come on the wrap version. I wasn't thinking when I picked the saw up and should have just picked up the R. Already have had some need for it so I'm going to convert to wrap handle after getting the dogs, and will make sure this is on the list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Holy crap!! That video reminds me of a fast food place cutting fries on a busy night!!
Thank you, impressive unit for sure. 
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill

« Last post by pineywoods on Yesterday at 10:32:37 PM »
Got one at least that size in my log yard. Customer wanted it cut 4/4 to make turkey calls. After seeing your pics, I'm trying to convince him otherwise. This one has 2 crotches...
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