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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1080 on: August 05, 2016, 05:36:34 PM »
I received a message from a fellow forum member today. It reminded me that I started a journey which I need to continue. I think of my Dad each and every day however, he wouldn't want me to focus on what is lost but what is gained and what is to come. I have a log turner and a live log deck that needs to be installed. Stay tuned...

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« Reply #1081 on: August 05, 2016, 06:02:02 PM »
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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1082 on: August 05, 2016, 06:52:36 PM »
Lee, may the strengh be with you!  ;D
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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1083 on: August 05, 2016, 10:45:28 PM »
Can't wait to see
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« Reply #1084 on: August 06, 2016, 01:01:35 AM »
Lee,
We never get over those that pass, we just learn to live with it. Hoping you get that mill up and running., let me know if I can help.

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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1085 on: August 06, 2016, 06:25:24 AM »
Good to hear from you. Holler when you need another set of hands.
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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1086 on: August 08, 2016, 06:34:38 PM »
Thanks for the thoughts and offers guys! I may take you up on them.

To get back on track where I left off...

I have a chain type log turner and a live log deck that need to be installed. I'll have to come up with some way to keep the turner from pushing the carriage off the track. A friend sent me some pictures of his mill that has a turner and deck. He has two pieces of angle iron, one on the track and one on the carriage. They 'interlock' when the carriage is on the deck side of the mill. I'm thinking of doing something similar unless anyone here has a better idea?

I have a hydraulic pump (~10 gpm at sawing rpm) and tank (20 gallons) already. I'll need some valves and hoses. Also, I think I'll need to replace a few cylinders here and there. The hydraulic motors on the deck and turner work great. Hopefully 10 gpm will be enough oil to get things moving.

I never did decide exactly how close to mount the log deck. When we left off I think the consensus was to leave a small gap between the deck and carriage so that the two can't come into contact. Two or three inches should do. I'll have to add some extensions to the front of the deck which will make the turn down arms useless. I was thinking today about how to replace the turn down arms with longer arms that would act as the extensions to allow the logs to roll onto the carriage but they would fold up to allow me to walk down the length of the track frame to dog. If I weld on extensions, I'll have to step over them to dog logs which would get kind of old real quick I think.

What do you guys think? Solid or movable extensions?

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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1087 on: August 08, 2016, 06:38:19 PM »
Fold down arms that lock when up to keep the logs from rolling off.
You really need a space for walking...
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« Reply #1088 on: August 09, 2016, 06:46:13 AM »
Thanks Kbeitz. I think I can make some arms from 1" plate that will work. The turn down arms are hydraulically operated so I'll use that circuit and linkage to operate the extensions. If I don't modify the cross member on the deck, there will be 16" between the leading edge of the deck and the carriage with the extension arms in the up position. That doesn't sound like much however that is enough room to walk I think. The turner has to go in there somewhere, between the first and second string on the deck I think. I'll pull everything back in the shop and get it all mocked up to be sure the distances will work out before getting too carried away.

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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1089 on: August 09, 2016, 11:56:24 AM »
I think I would be lookin at 36-48"...

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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1090 on: December 05, 2016, 07:01:50 AM »
Lee,
this is one of the threads I have been following. I am glad you are back posting on the forum . keep up the good work.

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« Reply #1091 on: December 08, 2016, 10:59:22 AM »
Lee, I looked through your gallery and was wondering what happened to the edger.

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« Reply #1092 on: December 27, 2016, 10:20:02 PM »
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« Reply #1093 on: December 29, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
Lee,
      I re read the complete thread all 55 pages. ( it took a couple of days)  the only question I have concerns height, obviously there needs to be a pit under the blade. how long are the legs under the track and the height of the sawyers deck,  from the pictures it looks like where you are walking is too high as you would have to stoop to operate the carriage maybe I am mistaken.

      This has came back around as a mill I was around and offbeared on about ten years ago has become available. The mill is complete and under a shed. It is a   00 Frick,  the track is steel the husk is steel and it has a 353 Detroit. The carriage is wood also the steel parts on the carriage are very worn and in need of complete rebuild .  I have added some pictures to my gallery none of the photos are of the mill in question.

As always thank you for your time and effort to document your "sawmill Journey" it will be a resource for all for years to come.

Thank You again
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Re: A circle sawmill journey...
« Reply #1094 on: January 17, 2017, 06:44:37 PM »
Hey Archie,

Sorry it's taken so long to reply. I would definitely do things differently if I had it to do over again. First, I would have cast a pit underneath the saw, as deep as I could make it. That dust/chunks/bark/whatever really needs a place to go. Second, I would have made the sawyers deck about 8" lower. The headblock height needs to be halfway between the sawyers knee and hips. This would allow for less bending and an overall more comfortable work experience. It's certainly usable as it is however it could be better. I can't remember the exact measurements. I'll measure the legs and deck tomorrow and let you know. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my journey! You don't know what it means to me to know that others have gained something from the work of my Dad and I.

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« Reply #1095 on: January 18, 2017, 07:47:18 AM »
Good to see you back Lee.
Speaking of turners.I have one chain turner on my 70 and there are times when i really wish i had two.Just food for thought.Al
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« Reply #1096 on: July 29, 2018, 10:53:56 AM »
Lee, have you been sawing with this lately? 
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« Reply #1097 on: August 03, 2018, 04:24:56 PM »
As I've always said a fella needs to build two mills, be they circular or band, one to learn and the next to be just right. Ether the logs are getting bigger and heavier or I'm getting older I may build a turner for my Chase De Lane. Frank C. 
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« Reply #1098 on: August 03, 2018, 06:37:35 PM »
As I've always said a fella needs to build two mills, be they circular or band, one to learn and the next to be just right. Ether the logs are getting bigger and heavier or I'm getting older I may build a turner for my Chase De Lane. Frank C.
Only two? I need a third one to correct the mistakes learned on the first 2.


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