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Author Topic: Whatcha Sawin' ???  (Read 889027 times)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9300 on: April 14, 2018, 03:12:35 PM »
Don't sit still too long. You will start making that strange noise. smiley_dozy_bored smiley_mellow smiley_sleeping smiley_sleeping smiley_sleeping

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9301 on: April 14, 2018, 03:28:43 PM »
Yes Sir, I sat down in my recliner after lunch and I am sure that I made that strange noise.   ;D
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« Reply #9302 on: April 14, 2018, 05:38:33 PM »
When I sit down recliner and make strange noises, i figure that is when I'm in my operator's seat sawing logs. :D  smiley_sleeping :D smiley_sleeping :D smiley_sleeping 
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« Reply #9303 on: April 14, 2018, 09:18:15 PM »
Brad, that sure looks like Black Jack Oak to me.  Black Jack Oak makes the most beautiful counter tops, table tops, and posts that I've ever seen.  I cut thick at 6/4 to 12/4 and cut 6x6 posts.  At 6/4 they do tend to warp a little but the 12/4 and up they are very stable.  When you finish them, use clear satin polyurethane and the color will pop right out of them, and you won't believe the depth of color.  I spend a lot of time planning my cuts with Black Jacks because doing it just right can be spectacular (I get the whole family out to see how beautiful they are and everyone takes pictures, everytime!).  I always saw through the pith to expose the ray's.  If the tree is only big enough to make a 6x6 cant I saw the cant in half to expose the quarter sawn heartwood and that's the side I want to show off.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9304 on: April 14, 2018, 09:29:19 PM »
No pics, but been sawing out the material for a solar kiln build I want to start as soon as the ground thaws all the way out in a week or two.  2X6's, 2X8's, some 1X4's and will cut the rest of the 2X4's I need next week. We are having a spruce bark beetle outbreak which is similar to a SPB infestation down south and I cut and dragged logs till I got snowed out last fall.  Cutting them up now.  Next project will be cutting 2X6's and whatever side lumber i get out of the rest of the pile, then back to logging in my spare time.
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« Reply #9305 on: April 14, 2018, 10:53:32 PM »
MM on your set screw problem the way I do is it take a chisel and booger up the threads in one or three spots (just not the tip obviously) and then run it in real tight.  Works real good.   My cooks edger rattles quite a bit with that lil perkins in it and thats what I do with all the problem bolts.
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« Reply #9306 on: April 15, 2018, 01:22:52 AM »
Magicman, do you have to sit on one of those doughnut shaped pillows to avoid getting hemorrhoids while you saw?  Bucking those logs is some serious work though, work safe.  And great pics.

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« Reply #9307 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:52 AM »
Magicman, do you have to sit on one of those doughnut shaped pillows to avoid getting hemorrhoids while you saw?  


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9308 on: April 15, 2018, 09:33:17 PM »
 I'm sawing some really nice pine for a barn project. I have implemented new policies at the mill. I only buy delivered, I don't buy junk, and I pay more. 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9309 on: April 16, 2018, 01:50:47 PM »
on my way to a milling job this weekend and the local greeting committee came out to meet me. I introduce you to Hazel the Havelock moose . I sawed many times at this site and it went well but I thought the moose  was neat




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« Reply #9310 on: April 16, 2018, 05:20:42 PM »
Thanks for the introduction. We don't see many moose in Oregon. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9311 on: April 16, 2018, 08:47:08 PM »
I made the 230 mile drive yesterday afternoon and continued sawing timbers this morning.



The telehandler has already taken one load of timbers out and this load is ready to leave tomorrow morning.  12X12's, 4X6's & 3X4's.  They have at least 6 more trees to fell so I know that I will be here for at least two more days.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9312 on: April 16, 2018, 10:25:12 PM »
Alan gage, there's only one way to learn...keep sawing.  Before you know it you'll be able to visualize what you can get out of a lot.  My first logs I used to measure, measure, measure.  I still do when I wan to center the pith, but it goes a lot faster now.  Not much agonizing like at first.  You'll find a log will generally tell you what it wants to be.  I have a range of products in mind when cutting.  

Here's some more Black Jack Oak from this morning.


 

 

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« Reply #9313 on: April 16, 2018, 11:07:38 PM »
Brad, you hit the jackpot with that black jack oak.  My wife agrees that it's black jack so that settles it!  And to think that the guy thought it was only cherry!

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« Reply #9314 on: April 16, 2018, 11:10:14 PM »
Brad, that is AB SO LUTELY beautiful!  Will the colors fade much as it dries?
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« Reply #9315 on: April 16, 2018, 11:28:45 PM »
WLC,  I would think the colors would remain in an oak.  Woods like mulberry and Osage oxidize and darken quickly, but oaks don't seem to.  As the slab dries the surface roughness will reflect more light makin the color appear less, but as soon as you plane  or sand it and add a finish, it will pop out.  IN the second pic you can see some small quarter sawn fleck.  I cut through the pith on this secondary trunk.  I have the main trunk on the mill now and I'll get it cut up Wednesday morning.  It has a slight curve and an off center pith.  and on the small side some ant damage, but there's still good wood there.
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« Reply #9316 on: April 17, 2018, 04:53:04 AM »
Started up the mill for the first time this spring on Sunday. Was a nice day so rolled up some logs and started sawing. Just 8' stuff . Nothing exciting just 2x material and some 1" board.


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« Reply #9317 on: April 17, 2018, 08:29:16 AM »
Still too cold for me to saw anything yet.
View out my window this mornin and supposed to be more comin

 
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« Reply #9318 on: April 17, 2018, 08:42:04 AM »
I sawed my first full size log on sunday. Very punky red oak. had some spalting in it. I was very happy with how the mill worked found 1 issue I need to fix.
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« Reply #9319 on: April 17, 2018, 08:59:59 PM »
 

My customer got his sign up today.  The 10 units that are presently under construction and where I am set up sawing is in the lower right corner.



The "Cat" skidder just brought me another log.



The baby Cat is loading slabs.  Today's timber whack is to the right.



The skidder brings another.



And another.



So tomorrow's whack to saw has grown.  Several of those logs are well over 20" top end.  I have no idea if this will be enough or whether he will drop more trees??  Guess that I will find out tomorrow.   :)  I love portable sawing.
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