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Title: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: Jeff on February 04, 2015, 04:20:47 PM
Its about time Jake! Welcome! ;) :)

Long time member Jake Peterson @NZJake (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=1686) and his Turbosawmill (http://turbosawmill.com/) are now sponsors of the Forestry Forum!

Please take the time to check out some of the newest and cleverest innovations in swingmill sawmills at his website, and be sure to keep track of him down on his new Turbosawmill sponsor board in the Sponsor board section of the Forestry Forum.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/turbo.png) (http://turbosawmill.com/)
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on February 04, 2015, 04:41:52 PM
I haven't had time to look at your website yet but I do have the time to Welcome you to the Forestry Forum as a Sponsor.
This is great.  :) Love the Logo.  smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: Chuck White on February 04, 2015, 04:46:55 PM
Thank you for sponsoring the Forestry Forum, Jake!

I see you've been a member here since 2004, congratulations!  smiley_thumbsup   smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: sprucebunny on February 04, 2015, 05:01:14 PM
Thanks for being a sponsor, Jake  8)

Those sawmills look very innovative.
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Post by: thecfarm on February 04, 2015, 07:28:35 PM
Welcome. Coming to the expo in Bangor,Maine in May???   ;D
http://nefpexpo.net/
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Post by: Magicman on February 04, 2015, 07:49:22 PM
Thank you for your Forestry Forum Sponsorship Jake.  Welcome Turbosawmill
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Post by: dgdrls on February 04, 2015, 07:56:40 PM
Thank-you for being on the Board as a supporting sponsor

best DGDrls
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Post by: Ga Mtn Man on February 04, 2015, 08:17:52 PM
Welcome and thanks to TurboSawmill for sponsoring our favorite place to hang out.
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Post by: WDH on February 04, 2015, 08:27:20 PM
Welcome Jake and thanks for your support. 
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Post by: Peter Drouin on February 04, 2015, 09:47:50 PM
Hi, smiley_wavy   And welcome.
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Post by: NZJake on February 06, 2015, 02:20:54 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys. Thecfarm... not sure yet regarding Maine. Just taking it bit by bit at the moment. My schedule is pretty busy right now commissioning our larger Gladiator mills.

Would love to attend the shoot out so will try and put some targets up for that one!
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 06, 2015, 04:35:45 AM
Welcome a board. Yep, that usually means we like sawmillers and the fellows with the innovation and expertise to make their mills.  And especially ones that stand behind them. ;D
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: Just Me on February 07, 2015, 07:49:05 AM
 I told my wife to win the lottery, but as usual she does not pay a lot of attention to me. If she ever does what I tell her to you will be one of my first calls. I want to play.....

Welcome
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Post by: fat olde elf on February 09, 2015, 12:12:04 AM
Thanks for supporting the Forum. Saw videos of your equipment,sure looks interesting.
Thanks again.....
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Post by: Hilltop366 on February 09, 2015, 09:12:30 AM
Thanks Jake!
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Post by: customsawyer on February 13, 2015, 04:47:26 AM
Thanks for your support.
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Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on February 14, 2015, 03:16:33 PM
Welcome and thanks for being a sponsor. How do you feel about Goats?
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Post by: NZJake on February 16, 2015, 03:03:51 AM
They are ok.
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Post by: NZJake on February 16, 2015, 03:11:28 AM
Thanks all for welcoming us! Hopefully we can stay long term. Maybe even get to meet some of you.

Cheers.
Jake.
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: fishinbill85 on March 27, 2015, 08:41:09 PM
Hello all, new to the forum and sawmilling!  I just read the thread on "acceptable beam sag" for the TurboSawmill Weekend Warrior and felt compelled to post my experiences and thoughts about the mill, and pose a question or two for Jake.

First off, I purchased an 8" CS weekend warrior in August of 2014.  I'll spare the details, but the process of actually getting the mill was... not good. (Shipping and customs)  Upon the mill arriving, (the first time) I pointed out MY concerns with some quality control issues that I felt could be improved upon to Mike (TSM USA) and Jake.  Basically, all issues were taken care of at ZERO cost to me and to my satisfaction 100%!  It did take awhile to get them resolved (I received my mill this February 2015), but hey, things take time, especially when I am literally on the other side of the planet!  Jake called me several times on my cell to ask questions and clarify things that got mixed up in the pipeline.  Kudos to Jake and Mike on that!

Now, after I finally got the sawmill assembled and adjusted, I too noticed that the beam (mine is split in the middle with the inserts) had some sag to it, but not excessive.  I would venture to guess 3-5 mil?  I tried and tried according to Mike's instruction to get it straighter, but it wouldn't stay after the mill head passed over the center a few times under load, it would go back to that 3-5 mil zone.  When I sawed an 18' pine for a friend, I added the extension to the end and the sag went to close to 12-15 mil in the center of the beam.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I know I want the straightest lumber I can get to minimize having to dress it up after the fact.  I checked the boards coming off the log and while they do have some "cup" over the length of the log... they are the same thickness and dimension's over all, board to board, and 100% square.  Personally, I don't think I'll use it in it's longest configuration very often, so I believe the "cup" will be minimized on shorter boards with the standard beam sections.  It just takes some getting use to... The mill and the lumber.  All in all, it's well thought out but could use some polishing...which Jake is constantly doing btw.

Did I read in the other thread Jake, that you could put a crown on the inserts to make the beam bow up just a tad?  How would I go about doing that safely without kinking the tubes?  I think that would work perfect for what I need. 

Once again, a big thanks to TurboSawmill, Mike, and NZJake for making an innovative sawmill and backing it up with great customer service!

P.S.  The brackets worked fine for the carriage.

Looking forward to learning from everybody here and making some sawdust!
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: Magicman on March 27, 2015, 09:07:01 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, fishinbill85.  It certainly sounds like Jake is earnest and sincere about addressing and resolving any issues.  That sawmill has some very interesting qualities.
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Post by: Okrafarmer on January 14, 2016, 10:59:27 AM
I haven't been on for a while, but I keep going back to the Turbosawmill website and drooling! From everything I've seen, the product and the company are great. If I ever buy a swingmill, Turbosawmill will probably be my first choice. The creative advantages over the old-style swingmills are significant. The monorail by itself should make milling far easier, and I should think, safer.

I haven't seen these in person, but hope to!
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: John S on January 15, 2016, 09:24:13 AM
Thanks for the sponsorship, it is an interesting piece of equipment.
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Post by: grweldon on January 15, 2016, 12:44:24 PM
Thank you for the sponsorship Jake!
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Post by: Just Me on January 15, 2016, 01:14:33 PM
 I did not win the powerball, but maybe next time.......
Title: Re: Please welcome Turbosawmill
Post by: NZJake on January 15, 2016, 03:50:47 PM
Hi Fishinbill,

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. We do have areas we would like to improve. Freight delivery time is one of them. Working on ordering bulk mills now so we can reduce manufacture time to start with. Regarding you're join sag. Yes certainly, remove the 3 inserts oriented the correct way as they would sit in the beam. You can place a weld at the bottom perpendicular centre or place a board under each end and use a mullet to bend the centre down. This will crown your insert which will also crown your beam. I would start out with maybe 3mm crown and see how that goes.

We are keeping with the extruded beams your using with the Ultralight range (chainsaw mills). However significantly increased the strength of the beams supporting the Lightweight and commercial models.

We experience around 3mm sag with the standard length beam when the carriage is at the centre in full length un-joined configuration. I believe that is within our acceptable tolerance.

Would love pictures of your mill in use btw lol.



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Post by: drobertson on January 15, 2016, 03:58:20 PM
welcome turbo and thanks for the sponsorship,
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Post by: mad murdock on January 17, 2016, 12:20:47 AM
Welcome Turbosaw. I have drooled over the weekend warrior for a few years myself. Very cool "outside the box" design. Thanks for sponsoring the FF 8)
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Post by: Okrafarmer on September 16, 2016, 10:46:09 PM
Y'all pray for me, I'm seriously looking into seeing what it would take to obtain one of these mills!
 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o