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Re: OldJarheads Milling Thread...
« Reply #1040 on: May 10, 2018, 02:58:05 PM »
Thanks guys :)

The walnut turned out to be an 18" log at 6 feet from the base and 129.5' long.  Still a nice log and mostly straight.  I'll be bucking it up for him (his saw is a little wee thing) and milling it up soon :)

Got a message from another local I milled a bunch for (the apple/locust/pine/poplar guy) and will be headed back there soon for a few more days :D

Then I'm on to Chelan for a 2 day weekend gig before heading back to Chelan again (Manson) for a 1 or 2 day gig :)

Not a bad start to the new milling year :)
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« Reply #1041 on: May 31, 2018, 07:34:50 PM »
Well folks, I gotta get busy!  Got two jobs in Chelan to do, one in Moses Lake, another in Rock Island and actually should be doing another in Moses Lake....so um ya.

I was trying to cut DOWN on the work LOL

Broke off a tap today trying to see if I could sneak out some threads on the loader zirk that came out...darn it!  But I got enough threads in to get the zirk in and put some grease in there.  Got the mill good and greased and with a little more cleaning it will be ready for Saturdays milling adventure in Manson (Chelan).
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« Reply #1042 on: June 12, 2018, 06:55:20 PM »
Finished up the first of two jobs in Chelan two weeks ago, then the arthritis shut me down.  Now I'm milling this weekend on the second job in hopes of completing it without too much trouble.

With luck I can complete this one, then a one log operation and finally another 20+ log job in East Wenatche (another repeat customer).

Once those three are done I'm shutting down the mill operation for a month or two (maybe longer) to see how the hand does.  With luck I won't have to dial it back anymore than that but the doc thinks I may need a new knuckle.  We shall see!
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« Reply #1043 on: June 12, 2018, 09:14:16 PM »
Best of luck to you Eric. I'd hate to see you have to hang it up. 
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« Reply #1044 on: June 13, 2018, 09:24:26 AM »
Best of luck to you Eric. I'd hate to see you have to hang it up.
Thanks.  The hope is that I won't have to hang it up in the end ;)  But I think I have to take stock in what I can expect to be able to do.  For the moment the thumb is mostly working again and the pain is very limited.  I see the doc again today and will go milling this weekend (provided I can actually get the hitch back on the truck, load the camper and mill and get to the site without having to put a brace on again ;)
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« Reply #1045 on: June 13, 2018, 03:26:55 PM »
Wish you the best Eric, like I have said before, loved reading and following your journey.  Hope your back at it after a rest and doing what you enjoy.  Take care of yourself

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« Reply #1046 on: June 15, 2018, 09:23:31 AM »
Thanks :)

Almost ready to get milling this weekend 8)  The wrist is a tad sore but not too much more than my hands are normally so overall I'd say a major improvement.  The Naproxen might be bothering my gut a bit so I have to work with that and all these injuries in the last year have not made it easy to keep the weight off!  Gotta get walking again!

Anyway, with luck I'll get the oil and filter changed out today, put in new plugs and air filter (about 450hrs on the mill so probably due) and a few other minor maintenance items, get the camper on the truck, and hook up the mill.  Hoping to roll out by 6pm for the 2 hour drive to the mill site. 

I like to get there the night before, camp out and set up in the AM so I can get a full day of milling in on day one.
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« Reply #1047 on: June 15, 2018, 09:38:30 AM »
I prefer reading where you are sawing rather than "disabled".  I hope that all goes well.  8)
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« Reply #1048 on: June 16, 2018, 01:50:05 AM »
Set up for the night :)
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« Reply #1049 on: June 16, 2018, 07:04:01 AM »
Good luck and I hope your aches and pains are few and far between.  Looking forward to seeing some beautiful sawmill site pictures.
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« Reply #1050 on: June 16, 2018, 07:50:02 AM »
Good luck
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I'm dragging my right leg around and makes for a long day.
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« Reply #1051 on: June 16, 2018, 09:22:19 AM »
 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1052 on: June 16, 2018, 09:27:15 AM »
 

 

 good morning :)

So far so good.  The aleve seems to be working and I am excited to get back to it.

I spent a lot of time removing the darn spare tire from the truck long story short took a special tool but I got it. Then I mounted it to the front of the truck on a Curt front hitch receiver and spare tire carrier. This put the weight of the spare on the front of the truck and should have brought me under the maximum of my rear tires when hauling the camper and towing the mill I was about 80 lb over Tire capacity on my last trip I also cut down on a lot of the tools and supplies I normally bring to a mill site because I realized I just didn't use them or really didn't need to for example I would bring to chainsaws so I'm bringing one less fuel that kind of stuff had to really work to get the weight down because this new camper as awesome as it is is just so heavy. Anyway I will get some pictures of the job site and of course I'm hoping all goes well but I'll certainly let you know as time passes thanks all
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« Reply #1053 on: June 16, 2018, 11:13:31 AM »
Normally I don't use much more than a knife, fork and spoon at a meal site.  :D :D
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« Reply #1054 on: June 16, 2018, 02:47:40 PM »
I usually bring an appetite :)
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« Reply #1055 on: June 16, 2018, 04:52:03 PM »
I especially like the first picture in Reply #1051.  8)
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« Reply #1056 on: June 16, 2018, 09:45:21 PM »
Looks like an awesome place to mill!

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« Reply #1057 on: June 16, 2018, 09:45:41 PM »
Thanks MM:) 

Darn text to speech on phone....I will fix later.

Meanwhile I am done for the day after a rainstorm break and adjusting the drive belts still produced 3200bf :)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1058 on: June 16, 2018, 09:49:08 PM »
On a side note the four degree bands definitely work better when Milling wide cants.  I found that when making three two by sixes at a time that is full dimension two-by-sixes the 4 degree bands just kept going and going and stayed nice and flat. got to love that.  The tens not so much,  I would kick a 6-inch cant off if I were running tens but with the fours I can just keep on going. love those fours
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« Reply #1059 on: June 16, 2018, 09:51:24 PM »
One more note. My arthritis only bothered me a little this morning and my left thumb was a little sore. However as the day went on the hand felt fine and I was able to Just Keep On Truckin so life is good let's hope it stays that way
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