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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Anyone want to talk about Belsaw Mills

« Last post by jimparamedic on Today at 09:09:47 AM »
Went to Pa yesterday and picked up a new to me 50" blade could not turn it down at $75 it was a steal



Looks to be in great shape but does need one shoulder repaired. My plan is to have it cut down. and only have 24 teeth.
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Chainsaws / Re: Stihl M-Tronic

« Last post by Weekend_Sawyer on Today at 09:05:53 AM »
I took a 3 day weekend and my brother and I dropped 12 trees.
We were into some big wood for our area, 30" white pine, 25 to 30" red and chestnut oaks and a 22" yellow poplar. We were cutting saw logs and firewood.

I ran my 261 and 661 M-Tronic as well as my old 440.
My brother ran his 271 non M-Tronic and 660.
Yes we are a Stihl family.
Temperatures from the mid 60's to the mid 80's.

This was quite an undertaking for a couple of weekend warriors. I'm happy to say that no one got hurt and only 1 tree, a dead and hollow 30" red oak fell 90 degrees from where I wanted it to go.

So my conclusion is, all of the saws ran very well. I could not point to any particular saw and say that one outpaced any of the others. All of them performed as expected. I like the M-Tronic because it does a better job of tuning the carb than I would and I believe that will add to the life of the saw.

I also slept very well.
Jon

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The Outdoor Board / Re: Lightning bug (firefly) report

« Last post by WV Sawmiller on Today at 09:05:33 AM »
   I grew up in NW Fla and the love bugs were a terrible plague. They are not something you get used to, just something you endure. As I remember May and September were the worst periods. They were always joined together mating and I never understood how they could fly like that. If a single one lit on you, you better be careful. :D
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Forestry and Logging / Re: John Deere 1010D forwarder strange issue

« Last post by barbender on Today at 09:03:08 AM »
Sounds like a real adventure😳
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FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! / Re: Fava beans and a nice chianti

« Last post by Skip on Today at 08:51:11 AM »
I aint scared . What is the recipe and what was the movie . ;D
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Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Re: Tree of the day

« Last post by Weekend_Sawyer on Today at 08:44:32 AM »
Makes me want to have a glass of tea!

I seem to remember there is some controversy over drinking tea made from this tree's roots, some say it's good for you, some say it's bad.

This was one if the first trees my uncle Elwood taught me about. I remember it well because of the different shapes of the leaves on the same tree.

Also, caveman, maybe you could start a thread on those rib ends next time you make them. I'd be interested to learn more about them.

Jon
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by randy d on Today at 08:32:59 AM »
Could it be that the bow up is built in so when a log is on the deck it will be level. I have no experience Norwood so just a guess. Randy
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???

« Last post by doc henderson on Today at 08:30:23 AM »
It would take over a dozen chickens to move that one!!! ::)
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???

« Last post by Southside on Today at 08:29:16 AM »
There has been a 40" one on e-bay for a while, older one weighs something like 1 million lbs.    :o
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The Outdoor Board / Re: Lightning bug (firefly) report

« Last post by Southside on Today at 08:26:36 AM »
What we used to call moose flies were far worse than deer flies, basically they are horse flies on steroids.  You don't want to get bitten by one of them.  If we don't have love bugs here then we have something that looks a lot like them.  Of course we also have stink bugs, same problem when you swat one on your neck.  
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by doc henderson on Today at 08:26:23 AM »
I tried to call, they open at 08:30 eastern.  good luck.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by btulloh on Today at 08:25:44 AM »
That seems like a manufacturing defect that needs to get corrected by Norwood.  Perhaps those were made at the end of the day on a Friday.  Hopefully you'll get someone at Norwood that can help.  It does seem odd that it's that hard to get the right person on the phone.  Frustrating I'm sure.  Makes me wonder about their service.
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The Outdoor Board / Re: Lightning bug (firefly) report

« Last post by btulloh on Today at 08:20:04 AM »
I guess this is now the bug thread.   :D

Deer flies are the worst.  Fortunately there are very few here now and that's a good thing.  They love to bite and they seem to follow the bush hog like gulls following a fishing boat.

I haven't been to Florida during love bug season for a long time.  I suppose you get used to them if you're local, but as a visitor, they're hard to warm up to.  I would have thought that they would have solved or reduced the problem by introducing sterile love bugs into the population.  Maybe not.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by Everest123 on Today at 08:19:19 AM »
I THINK the issue is with the metal pieces that clad the side of the mill to attach the 4' pieces together. They are not square.
Is it possible that those pieces are all upside down creating a valley vs a crown?  Just trying to think.   smiley_headscratch

It is paramount that you talk with Norwood.  :P
Nope, the are not flat, the bottom bends 90 and nests under the side rails.  They only go on one way. 
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by Magicman on Today at 08:11:34 AM »
I THINK the issue is with the metal pieces that clad the side of the mill to attach the 4' pieces together. They are not square.
Is it possible that those pieces are all upside down creating a valley vs a crown?  Just trying to think.   smiley_headscratch

It is paramount that you talk with Norwood.  :P
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All we do is bagged and bundled firewood for state parks....and now it is mostly bagged (2 Cuft by volume....at 18" you can fit 1.3 cuft in a bag).  No money in wholesaling bundles to stores and gas stations unless you have large volume and can eat the theft (shrinkage).  Lots of states have "dont move" rules so they limit firewood coming into the park to known local or heat treated.....and if you are camping...who wants to fill up their vehicle with wood and lose precious space for beer.  Sales on Friday night are ok because a lot of people still bring wood with them but they are out by Saturday and sales go wild.  we sell 24/7 with no theft and no competition.  $200k of sales a year with a little less than $100k profit. 
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Forestry and Logging / Re: John Deere 440 skidder rear yoke flops about

« Last post by tacks Y on Today at 08:09:08 AM »
This is a good place for help. Look for used part shops, your machine is used so all parts do not need to be used. JD is pretty proud of their parts. 
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???

« Last post by YellowHammer on Today at 07:58:27 AM »
That does seem to be a problem. :D  Mine only goes to 21Ē wide. 

The only thing better than owning a 35Ē planer is having a buddy with one, and nobody around here has one.  So Iím sawing wood I canít finish. I guess Iíll be trolling Craigslist and EBay.  

  

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The Outdoor Board / Re: Lightning bug (firefly) report

« Last post by caveman on Today at 07:57:32 AM »
I see a few lightning bugs every night and have been seeing them since January.  I read an article several years ago that suggested that the abundance of artificial light is negatively impacting the lightning bugs' range and numbers as the luminescence is how they attract their mates.


The lovebugs this year have been worse than normal.  They have been swarming here for at least a month.  The yellow flies (deer flies) are out in force as well.  Lately, while working in my shop or outside they will land on my legs or arms and I'll smack them or at least swat at them.  It is gratifying to see a pile of dead yellow flies at my feet.  What is not as gratifying is feeling a bug land on my leg and splatter it and realized by the smell and texture that it is a lovebug instead of a yellow fly.  
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: HELP!! Norwood HD36 Assembly Issue

« Last post by Everest123 on Today at 07:56:10 AM »
Talk with Norwood before you do anything. The mill may be designed with a built in crown that levels off when loaded with a log. I know my Wood-mizers are.
Yea I'll try again.  I would be happier with a crown but fortunately this is a valley.
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