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Drying and Processing / Re: Vacutherm iDry input

« Last post by japarker4 on Today at 01:52:25 PM »
iDRY has a new website that might be helpful to you guys. More added daily including specs, pricing and pictures of the new models:
Forestry and Logging / Re: Welcome to the Jungle

« Last post by quilbilly on Today at 01:48:54 PM »
Can't spell, log not large** maybe that's why I dropped out of college.
Forestry and Logging / Re: Welcome to the Jungle

« Last post by quilbilly on Today at 01:48:01 PM »
No offense taken, I've read about some trees down there, mountain Ash maybe?, That people believe we're over 400ft tall which would be the tallest in the world today. You're right big trees are big trees, I would love to see a large hardwood, my grandpa and father got to large some of the last big old growth out here and ran into some monsters. They were all softwood though, WRC and DF, I think the biggest my grandpa cut was 18 ft diameter and the biggest they logged was 21, this is at the butt which was swelled out. They used low boys to haul em out. I'm sure those hardwoods are even heavier and big ones are very hard to move.
Health and Safety / Re: Chainsaw chaps or pants question

« Last post by pine on Today at 01:45:51 PM »
I have a set of Stihl 9 ply that are listed as 9 Ply.
Really like them and have had them for a while. 
Hard to find as the standard Stihl chaps are 6 ply.

I also have a set of Labonville X-treme Competition chaps like them a lot as well and are my backup chaps at this point.
I am a full wrap fan.  Don't really like the straight chaps.  Pros and cons for each safety/comfort. 
Never considered the chain saw pants as they are not for me.

The following comes from the website and lists the plys and the material.

Labonville has been making chainsaw chaps since the mid 60's, and they have set the bar for quality and innovation. Labonville X-treme competition chaps are designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury to your front leg and calf area in the case of a cutting mishap. These chaps have a 1000 Denier covering on both sides, with 10 layers of DuPont KEVLAR and polyester blend for the pad (Standard Labonville chaps come with 6 layers). Chaps come with a 2" adjustable waist belt and 1" adjustable leg straps with quick snap fasteners. Designed to hand wash with non-chlorine bleach detergents and hang to dry.

Just remember even the most expensive pants, chaps, or full wrap are cheaper than one visit to the emergency room.

Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???

« Last post by terrifictimbersllc on Today at 01:39:52 PM »
Looks like somebody's excited, none the less.  :)
General Board / Re: Not expected.

« Last post by realzed on Today at 01:37:53 PM »
Do you dress your birds by standing on the wings and pulling the feet up in your area?
If it was 'undress your birds' instead - it could easily be mistaken for part of a description of a late and hot date night out with one of the Kardashian sisters!  -- HA! Sorry I couldn't resist..  ;D
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???

« Last post by Lko67 on Today at 01:34:23 PM »
Nothing today got a foot of blah

Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???

« Last post by terrifictimbersllc on Today at 01:31:42 PM »


Yesterday finished a 2 day road trip sawing this Norway spruce for one customer, 2445 bf of 2x4 and 1x.  He had the logs nicely arranged.  I used 7 turbos mostly, set at 30-35 thousandths. Also some 4 degree with normal set (0.026).  Both worked OK but I think the overset turbos did a little better.  Always trying to keep the lumber flat.  Used 4 bands and 3 others that ended their worldly existence by hitting barbed wire in the first big butt log.

Before returning home yesterday,  I went to a different customer,  a business I often saw for, to cut  two 24'  8 x 16 foot fir beams into 24'  1-1/8" x 16"  boards.  Yep, sliding them back and forth to get 'r done.   That took 3.5 hours to pull off but the owner was very happy, he is going to manufacture two big box beams out of the lumber after planing it to 7/8". He needed six boards for this and we managed to get 8 good ones so they were all set.  I used two 4 degree blades for that sawing.  

Made it home late yesterday afternoon, an hour before our first big snow storm of the season, 5 inches last night!!!   Everyone seemed to be in an uproar getting ready for it.  Schools got cancelled.  It's mostly gone as I write this today.
What's the cost ?
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Making gifts with the sawmill

« Last post by Wallys World on Today at 01:20:47 PM »
We are Christmas vendors at the Lynchburg Community Market in downtown Lynchburg VA. One of our "claim to fame" is that all of our wood craft items are made from trees off of our property. This year we have red cedar and black walnut items to sell along with all of our wreaths, swags and garland.

 A few years back.
General Board / Re: Prayers needed update

« Last post by Bruno of NH on Today at 01:19:14 PM »
Talked with Peter today.
Ann has stage 4 lung cancer 
They are starting treatment next week.
It doesn't sound good to me.
My Dad passed of the same thing.
I'm very sad for Peter and Ann.
Peter is behind on orders because he has so much to do with Ann.
Who would be willing to go help him with me on a Saturday.
You know I can't do much but I would bring one of my helpers.
I could also cook lunch burgers and dogs.
Please let me know.
I'm walking with a walker I will do what I can.
Thanks Bruno
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Newman 48 planer/Moulder

« Last post by ddcuning on Today at 01:08:39 PM »
Depending on age whether you can get anything from Newman. Newman does not supply parts for most of the older machines. I have two Newman 8B four sided planers and found you can get the horizontal knives but cannot get the T&G knives or the vertical knives. Have to have those made from what I can tell.  One of my 8B's is together and has been rebuilt. I just bought a Detroit 471 to run it and a shavings removal fan and hope to get it operational by spring. 

Dave C
General Board / Re: Latest Addition to the Sawmill Fleet!

« Last post by terrifictimbersllc on Today at 01:06:33 PM »
Haven't seen a lot of those newer 5.0 Fords come through the shop yet but we smile every time we open the hood. Well laid out engine compartment that looks easy to work on.

Reminds me of a couple years ago when I rented a F-150.   I opened the hood to have a look and my first thought was "where is the engine?".  :D :D :D  I'm used to a 7.3L psd.
Sawmills and Milling / Sawing a Black Walnut Log for Best Demand

« Last post by kyjondeere on Today at 01:04:16 PM »
I have a walnut log about 20' long and 18" diameter on the small end.  It blew down on the root ball back in the summer.  I recently bucked it off the root and brought it home to the mill.  I have a Lumbermate 2000 with no extensions so I can saw a little over 12'.  

I don't typically sell any lumber or mill for others, I just mill for my own use.  That said, I currently have plenty of project lumber without this so I have no immediate projects for the walnut.  I thought I might just mill this one up and sell the lumber to cover some expenses for blades and things.  I will use local classifieds, FB marketplace, etc. to sell it.  

My question is, how should I saw it up to best market it?  Since I can only mill 12 ft., I will obviously have to make two sections.  I suppose probably 2-10 footers.  It is a good log, straight with no limbs so it should make some fine lumber.  I wonder if I should just slab it out, cut 4/4 or what?  I see lots of folks selling slabs so I guess thats a viable option.  

Any opinions on this and how I could get the best demand for it?

Very nice, indeed!  For the (small) pine shown, it looks like a great match.  Lifting some of the 24-34" logs I'm dealing with might be a bit much for it.  Wonder if there is going to be a Wide version announced soon? ;)
General Board / Re: rat rod

« Last post by coxy on Today at 12:52:51 PM »
one other thing how do you get them registered I know I know I live in NY so it going to be like pulling your own teeth 
Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Re: What kind of hardwood is this?

« Last post by Al_Smith on Today at 12:37:15 PM »
I took down a dead elm a few years ago that was about 20" which is about as large as they get anymore .I do however have saplings growing in the woods .It's tough gnarly wood for sure  .It will bend like a noodle before it breaks .They used it for wagon tongues and loading planks .
I suspect ,given enough time the elm might develop resistance to Dutch elm and maybe ash to the borer .I won't be around in a hundred years to see it though .
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???

« Last post by Jim_Rogers on Today at 12:35:37 PM »
And the glove makes another appearance!!  :D
Other hand this time.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: FINALLY - I am allowed to show you my pictures

« Last post by teed on Today at 12:33:45 PM »
That's a very nice feature. The deck moving is interesting too.

I really like the deck moving to. You can build a more stable head if donít need to move up and down.
The Outdoor Board / Re: In Honor of the out-house

« Last post by Jeff on Today at 12:31:08 PM »
Why would I do that?
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