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Author Topic: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.  (Read 9914 times)

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Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« on: December 21, 2005, 07:06:05 PM »
OK, For Christmas I am going to buy a new digital camera.  

I spent the whole day cutting 6/4 Oak until I got to this whopper of a Hickory :o



As you can see, we dont cut no small logs here ;D

I was hoping for some great crotch wood but turns out this log was just to tough to cut more than a 16" pass.  I have cut a LOT of hickory and none have been as hard as this one.  It is a Pig Nut and the grain on the boards I did get are absolutly beutiful. Unfortunatly, the camera I have just doesnt do the boards justice.  

I am cutting more 6/4 oak tomarrow and hope to get all my oak cut.  I managed to bang out 1000 bf today.  I plan on using most of it for decking the trailer.  I think I have enough cut to deck just over half of it right now.  Some of the logs I cut today were just a couple inches to short to use as decking on the trailer so I have to keep cutting!  

It was nice therapy to get out and cut all day today.  Took my mind off all the garbage going on.  

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2005, 10:04:36 PM »
Looks like fun  :o

Sorry I missed it


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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005, 10:09:29 PM »
OK, For Christmas I am going to buy a new digital camera. 


Why wait, it is just round the corner and it looks like the one you have fogs up in this Illinois weather.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 07:42:14 AM »


   Rigth after Christmas there should be some good deals. 
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 09:41:21 AM »
Thats what I am hoping for Dave. 

I saved just under $100 bucks on a spindle sander for my wife by waiting until the 26th to place the order.  The nice part on that was the clerk is the one that gave me heads up on the sale starting that day. 

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005, 10:40:55 AM »
When should I expect it; sander to be delivered, Kirk.  Oh, by the way, hat kind did you get me for Christmas?

Does that sound better, Pigman?

I am sure he is trying to hide the fact he was buying the sander for me and not his wife or himself. ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2005, 10:57:26 AM »


I saved just under $100 bucks on a spindle sander for my wife
What kind did youg get me?
Something about that just doesn't sound right ::)
Yes Frank, sounds a lot better now. ;D
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2005, 12:25:57 PM »
No Bob, its right , all right,
He also has 2-3 industrial planers, joiners bandsawz....all Caries ::) ::)
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005, 01:33:29 PM »
Ok guys, lighten up.  It REALY is for my wife, Kerry.  She had it on here list of wants and then marked it off because they are fairly spendy.  Of course I got her everything on her list.  Especialy the sander as I think I could use it now and then ;D

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2005, 01:37:07 PM »
Now Buzz, those tools you mention are mine.  The Drill press is hers, as it was a gift for Christmas a few years ago.   ;D

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2005, 06:13:23 PM »


I sawed a "little" log this after noon.  Well I got started on it...  It was 36" on the little end, 44" on the butt end and 10' long.  The Stihl 044 w/26" bar for size compairason.



I knocked a lot of ugly fat off'n it's butt.



Then I worked an hour digging down 80 years of growth to find this 3/8" square nail.  It's at least 4" long because that's what I got pulled when it broke.  Yep, nipped the spike with the chainsaw.  >:(



This trick has been mentioned in the Fourm before.  Use at your own risk.  By putting, in this case, a 3x4 against the back supports and then lowering the back supports,  you can move the log a couple of inches to the left - giving more room for the right blade guide to clear.  There is a limit because if you move it too far, then the sawhead mast will not clear.



I noticed in your pictures Kirk that you had your loading arms up.  But you didn't mention why.  Well,  it may be worth mentioning that it's a good idea to keep your loading arms up when your turning big and odd shaped logs.  There is some chance that the turning arm my strike too far under and flip the log back off the mill.  This is exactly what happened here.  But I had the loading arms up and it only bumped gently over against them.  One other time I had a log this size fall onto the loading arms that were down about a foot.  If the mill hadn't been chained and anchored down,  it well could have turned it over.!!



Here is that spike hole again.  Note that there is a swirl starting to appear about two feet to the right and another two feet to the left.  Maybe I better get the detector out again.  Think?






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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2005, 06:26:59 PM »
yeah Bibby,might give 'er another pass with the metal detector cause it do look suspicious............and I hate to hear that zzzzzzzingggg or screeeeeeeech,makes me say ugly things,and you know Santa is watching  ;)

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2005, 09:45:33 PM »
Bibby your right on about leaving the loading arms up on those whoppers.  Several times they have prevented big logs from rolling off.  Cant imagine what it would be like if it was down about a foot from the deck. Some of these beasts surly would set it on its side. 

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2005, 08:45:19 AM »
Several times they have prevented big logs from rolling off.

Those are the ones that like to roll off, the big ones. I had one almost a twin to the one Bibbyman pictured. I couldn't do anything with it,but roll it with the skidsteer. I build my own stationary deck and it sets on the ground, just for that reason, so I can roll the bigger ones. My mill shed is on a little hill, the head of the mill goes in the shed at night and the track hangs out. I rolled that dude across the yard and up onto the track and she jumped my stops. Right down the hill across the road and stop in the ditch up against the business across the roads chain link fence. A total distance of only 75 feet, but I could only push it, up against the fence I was stuck. I had to swing one end, get under it with a strap and drag on it from the road until I could get behind it again. Oh, and of course I had a guy watching the whole time. He had stopped to watch by when he saw me rolling the log to the mill. 
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2005, 09:38:13 AM »
Thats how it always happens Daren.  I never hit a dog with the blade unless someone is standing there watching ;D

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2005, 12:57:35 PM »
Darin and Kirk,it's times like those that you pass the hat for entertainment tax  ::)  Of course,when something goes awry at the mill,first thing to do is look around real quick to see if anyone is watching,if not,it never happened  ;) Sort of a variation on the log falling in the woods making a sound when no one is around

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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2005, 02:24:19 PM »
Daren you bet i would have stopped to watch ;)


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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2005, 07:05:47 PM »
iain, too bad you are so far way, you could come by Tuesday or Wed. I got a load of biggish ones today. I figure to be chasing run away logs in the near future.
I have a real nice one coming soon I hope. The guy who brought the logs today said he felled an oak for a guy 68" across and 14' to the first limb. He said it was out in a pasture too close to where he was building a shed. He said he charged $250 to drop it and walked away. The homeowner has let his buddies haul off dozens of truckloads of firewood from the limbs. The guy who felled it said just the log was laying there now and the guy wants it gone. As soon as another buddy gets his track hoe and trailer back in town we are going after it. The guy who felled it said it was a beautiful log. It is only 3 miles away I called the guy today and am going to go out this weekend and look at it.
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2005, 07:28:15 PM »



   Sometimes the little ones will get away from you as well.  It really slows down production.




  But a good log dawg will help hold them down.
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Re: Finally got back out to cut some small logs.
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2005, 07:44:01 PM »
Hard to second guess Bibby but looks like that log has been laying around for 3 or 4 years.  Why would you let a nice looking log lay around for so long?  Looks like a pretty good RO sawlog.
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