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Check out these disks, kiln dried without chemicals.  They do several species.  Most do not crack.
Ask The Forester / Question for an Old Forester

« Last post by dive207 on Today at 02:41:38 PM »
Hey, great to have found this site!

So, I work in Southern Maine and recently had a person ask me about these old shallow "pits" sometimes found in old woodlots.

I've always thought they were dug out using a small crawler (they are that size, fairly narrow and not severely deep) and then maybe a sled or low wheeled wagon was backed in where logs could be rolled onto them from the existing grade at the side.  Am I correct?  I'm thinking 1940's vintage logging?

More importantly....what were they called?  And historically what dates would this method of logging have been used? Any pictures (my google-fu is not working on this topic)?


Timber Framing/Log construction / Re: Greenhouse frame

« Last post by thecfarm on Today at 02:40:00 PM »
Good job!!!
I am not a winch mechanic just a logger but it sounds like u just need to do some adjusting should be two bolts one adjust the brake the other adjust the winch in side sounds like your brake is to tight try to hook it to something and try to pull it off that way 
Forestry and Logging / Help needed with mulching tooth ID

« Last post by gvbrush on Today at 02:07:15 PM »
Greetings all. I'm new to this forum, but have been mulching as a vocation since 2007. We recently bought a used Fecon FGT 9025 as a second mulcher for our Bron 595 machine, and the head had an incomplete set of extremely heavy duty teeth installed on it. We have used stone teeth and fecons Extreme duty teeth over the years, but I've not run across any like these before. I'd love to find out the manufacturer and whether they are still available. They look like they might stand up for a while to our Missouri rock!
Hopefully the pictures will show up. the clean tooth is our standard rock tooth, the dirty one is what I want to find information about.


Sawmills and Milling / Re: Newbie's First Slabs

« Last post by boonesyard on Today at 01:29:30 PM »
Pretty piece of wood!  Looks like you ran it through a planer, put it back on the mill, & poured rubbing alcohol on it.  I love milling elm, but most of what I cut is urban logs with lots of trash metal.
That's just the way it came off the mill. This woodmizer is a nice piece of equipment.
General Board / Re: I finally found one!

« Last post by Tam-i-am on Today at 01:19:36 PM »
Last week a logger friend of mine walked in with this.  It is probably as close as I will ever get to a dingle hook.  There are no markings on it at all.  There have been many arguments about how the hook was made and how old the tool is.


It does not matter to me where you purchased your mill. What does matter is that you chose to join the Norwood family. We appreciate your business. Always feel free to reach out to me and I'll be sure to help you out. (I also appreciate that you chose to go cut some wood  ;))

You can send me a PM here or shoot me an email to:

Have a great day

Sawmills and Milling / Re: How to approach loggers?

« Last post by DanMc on Today at 12:59:27 PM »
I'm happy to see this thread resurrected after so many years.  I have been wondering this same thing: How do I get in touch with a logger to supply me with a few good logs.  I saw one logger working at his site, so I stopped and had a chat with him.  I also got a referral from a friend who gave me the phone number of a guy he trusted.  Now I have a half-load coming soon.  
Sawmills and Milling / Silvatech Setworks

« Last post by NewEnglandLumber on Today at 12:54:39 PM »
We have a 1980's HMC circle mill with silvatech controls. We are having issues with the final set after calling out your finished dimension. The last set before the finished cant the headblocks set in reverse rather than forward. The operator can continue to auto set and the headblocks continue to move in reverse. It is happening only on the final set of your 2nd and 4th face. It seems to be an intermittent problem.

thank you
General Board / Re: A skeleton in the yard

« Last post by Jeff on Today at 12:48:40 PM »
I'm letting it rust. It will still last way out last me!
Forestry and Logging / Re: 648H Overheating

« Last post by nativewolf on Today at 12:29:59 PM »
Also, have you tried replacing thermostats?  We have a nice cummins engine that turned out to have overheating due to 2 bad thermostats, replaced those and solved everything, easy fix and not too costly.  
Just display them at the airport baggage pickup!
Timber Framing/Log construction / Re: Greenhouse frame

« Last post by AMB30518 on Today at 12:11:21 PM »
Now that's a pretty frame!
Hi, Mike.  See you at the Open House!
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Norwood Owners, Customer Service Thoughts???

« Last post by dboyt on Today at 11:47:48 AM »
Like they say, if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.  Mike is one of the busiest, hard-working people I know.  Somehow, he always has time to do just a little more!
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Aggravations of a portable sawyer

« Last post by dboyt on Today at 11:42:20 AM »
A big part of my conversation goes into how the customer will use the lumber and what provisions have been made for drying it.  Cutting blocking & stickers generates a little more income, and no it is NOT scrap.  Milling for customers who don't have a good handle on drying just generates a lot of very expensive firewood.  A lot of customers want the lumber milled 1" thick, and expect 1" thick dry, planed boards.  The ones that are happy with the end product are the ones that become repeat customers.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Aggravations of a portable sawyer

« Last post by Weekend_Sawyer on Today at 11:41:11 AM »
Jake is a problem solver!
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Slabber vs bandsaw mill?

« Last post by Weekend_Sawyer on Today at 11:39:02 AM »
Your buddy has the bandsawmill, you should get the slabber.
Forestry and Logging / Re: 648H Overheating

« Last post by Gary_C on Today at 11:29:35 AM »
If you just changed the coolant, you may have created an air lock in the system. Sometimes the airlock may work itself out but sometimes you may have to crack a hose to make sure the system is full of coolant.

Some engines have small hoses to relieve the airlocks but I don't know if that engine has one.
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