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Author Topic: I just got home with a 2011 LT35HD - I need your counsel on how to succeed.  (Read 17559 times)

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Seems like the bottom line is "develop a feel for it".  Push or power feed or whatever.  Saw logs and let it happen.

I like to saw junky stuff into dunnage.  SYP tops with a lot of knots is good practice because the knots are so much harder than the wood.  Can't ever have too much dunnage.  Seems like I've learned more from funky logs than from perfect logs.  

Grasshopper is doing well and also built a nice debarker.  Did you put a flashing light or a backup alarm on your debarker?
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In the classic style Ku Fu/Yoda approach of asking questions to develop answers about sawing speed....

How do you know when your car is driving uphill?  How do you know when you are going down a hill?  How do you know when your lawn mower is going through deep grass?  How do you know when your weed eater hits a pile of fresh dog poop?  

Its all about feel.   
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How do you know when your weed eater hits a pile of fresh dog poop?


Hammer - you seem to have issues with poop around your place.  First the board, now the weed eater....:D
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   Its probably elephant poo from all those pink pachyderms he roots for. :D
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Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

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Animal residue is common here at the farm. We got rid of our chickens because they liked to roost on the boards and leave presents for the customers. 
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81% of all topics get around to this subject eventually.  
:D :D :D
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B,

   I think I read somewhere 86% of all statistical figures are just made up on the spot. :D
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I expect youre right about that.

And the remainder are based on inaccurate data.

But avoiding round numbers make them more believable.
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Excellent. Thank you gents. I will see if I can feel the slowing down and keep an eye out on results as I saw. 

Btulloh, I am adding the following to the debarker: 
  • Warning light. Have it.
  • Debris shield (black rubber like material) - not sure what it is called, need to identify that material. Sort of a thin conveyor belt rubber, sort of stiff. ?
  • Powered in/out mechanism for swing arm vs the lever mechanism I have now... if putting a smaller sprocket does not give me FULL swing arm movement without having to slip the chain when I change from smaller log to large log diameters. Maybe move my connection point away from the pivot point on the handle also would give me some more movement of the swing arm as I pull lever. 

YH, your point is well taken. When one is taking in so much info, it can be hard to think clearly at times. Confidence will come with competence. 

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I expect youre right about that.

And the remainder are based on inaccurate data.

But avoiding round numbers make them more believable.
Don't forget to add "studies show" to increase varasity.  :D
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81% of all topics get around to this subject eventually.  
:D :D :D
Its what happens if you're not quick enough to talk about food.  :)
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81% of all topics get around to this subject eventually.  
:D :D :D
Its what happens if you're not quick enough to talk about food.  :)
:D :D :D :D :D :D
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Mike, you're quite the fabricator and getting up to speed pretty quick on that sawing thing.  It's been fun watching your thread and I'm looking forward to your future posts.  Maybe you can work some food references in at some point. 

I'm anxious to see your improvements on the debarker.  I vote the flashing light, by the way.  Seems like a good idea to have some attention getter on the thing, but who would want all that beeping?  

Good luck and keep up the good work.
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I think with 99.87342% certainty MikeySP is getting the hang of this stuff.
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 You have a great plan.Fire it up and start cutting ;D.

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Very good. 

Sawing shed question:

@WV Sawmiller I see your dimensions for your sawmilling shed barn is 3 Roughly 20' wide bays, 12' deep and 12'-15' high. Would you change any dimensions?

You other men with sawing sheds, do you have any recommendations on details, size?

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   I'd make it bigger if I had the room. I like the 20' bays and the 12'-15' height. I ended up building the shelves along each of the back, end and internal partition walls for extra, long term storage. I can only access mostly from the front. I'd love to be able to access with my tractor from both sides but that would require way more flat land than I have here and it would also require a peaked instead of a slanted roof. The peaked roof would not be difficult to make. I keep thinking about making a mirror image on the other side but that would restrict other access. 

   I'd say any storage building needs to accommodate your needs but has to fit on available real estate. Good luck.
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No matter how big you built it, it will be too small. If possible try to build with expansion in mind so you don't end up with a bunch of strange additions down the road. 
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Howdy Gents. Friday morning I am going to saw up the larger of these Cedar into live edge siding. Do you have any advice for sawing Cedar as I have not done that before.



 

Thank you.

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as you can see, it tends to be lobulated at the butt of the log. the lobes will have bark inclusions and create a way for water to get in.  if it is for rustic go for it.  the heart wood is the rot resistant portion.  you can sorta plan the boards based on the plans if you have them or just get what you can and the builder can make it work.  I think 1/2 inch flat sawn is ok if you put a starter board to begin the angle.  but ewith live edge the variation and make it require more overlap.  if it is fresh sawn I would use a soap/lube solution with dawn and or pine-sol.  I have sawn a bunch dry as well.


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