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Picking up my fist mill
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:27:46 AM »
Hi my name is Scott.
I have been lurking and reading on here for several months. I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Woodmizer LT40 portable mill. I'm leaving today to pick it up tomorrow.

It is great to have this site with the vast amount of knowledge and experience to draw from. I will no doubt have a ton of newbie questions. I have never even seen one operate but I have been around all sorts of equipment over the years.
I bought the mill for more of cutting for my own projects than trying to make a profit with. I   plan on retiring in a few years and want to tackle some of my long awaited projects.

Thanks, looking forward to getting started. I already have a good sized pile of saw logs cut from a couple years ago to practice on. Most of my sawing will be on hardwood. Oak, maple, ash, cherry, cottonwood and some sassafras.   

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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 11:32:17 AM »
Welcome to the Forum!
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 12:08:16 PM »
Congratulations and welcome to the forum!  Looking forward to seeing pics.  Learning how to post images on this site can be challenging at first, but most folks figure it out by the time they cut into their first log stop.
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 02:22:48 PM »
Congratulations! Can you tell us some of the options you chose? Engine, set works....
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 02:40:51 PM »
Congratulations!  Welcome to the forum!   

I haven't sawn my first board with my mill!  Woodmizer Carolinas just called and I'm schedule to pick mine up Wednesday!
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
Congrats on the new 40!  Welcome to the forum.  Do share your experience and we'll 'hear' the grin!

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Congrats to you too!  Joe is busy with forum folk.

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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 07:25:46 PM »
Welcome and you will like it.
Whatcha building??
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 07:58:59 PM »
Everybody getting these new Mills.......Thanks Donald Trump.  :)
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:03:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum, and tell us how you like that 40.  Banjo
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:49 PM »
Congratulations! Can you tell us some of the options you chose? Engine, set works....

I'm buying the mill used, with around a hundred hours on it. It is a 2016 LT40HD. It has the debarker and command control and the accuset II. Powered by a Yanmar diesel. Probably way more mill than I need for more of a hobby. I have bought enough farm and excavation equipment over the years to learn my lesson on buying something that needs work thinking I would save money. Lol.

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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 08:13:14 PM »


I'm buying the mill used, with around a hundred hours on it.

Thats a new mill. 100 hours? Great buy!
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »
Welcome and you will like it.
Whatcha building??

I am in need of a bunch of T&G for a pole barn I'm finishing the inside of f to make a shop.

But I figured with my vast knowledge of running a sawmill, I probably be making a lot of firewood and kindling for awhile. Lol

But no joke it is almost unbelievable how folks are so helpful on this forum. I'm sure I will have many dumb questions to ask over the next few years.

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 08:34:43 PM »
Crosswind - welcome to the Forum.  With that setup you will be making very good lumber in no time.
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 08:48:30 PM »
Congrats on the new mill and welcome to the sawdust addiction! Having a stack of logs to get started on is great but even better is having a place to store and dry it all once its cut ;).
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 01:08:35 AM »
Welcome!

Hope you enjoy the mill!
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 09:10:06 AM »
Welcome and you will like it.
Whatcha building??

I am in need of a bunch of T&G for a pole barn I'm finishing the inside of f to make a shop.

But I figured with my vast knowledge of running a sawmill, I probably be making a lot of firewood and kindling for awhile. Lol

But no joke it is almost unbelievable how folks are so helpful on this forum. I'm sure I will have many dumb questions to ask over the next few years.

Practice with the poorer quality logs.  It doesn't hurt as much to turn them into firewood.
Try and stay away from the log stops as they are rough on blades.
So far i've hit mine TMTTC.  (Too Many Times To Count)
Try to avoid the log clamp it is also rough on blades.
If you are like me, it will take you 80 to 100 hours, before you start feeling comfortable with the machine.
Good luck
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 09:17:12 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 09:22:19 AM »
Thx for the warning Gerald. I will try not to make that mistake. But from what I have read it's not if it's more like when. Lol.

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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 09:34:05 AM »
Try to not saw in the presence of visitors, especially other sawyers for a while. That;s usually when backstops and clamps get in the way of the blade.. ;D
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