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Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:32:37 PM »
Sawed up a good size poplar today for beams/post of a drying shed I am building.

Made a short video with a friend of mine supplying the tunes. Thought you guys would enjoy





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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 09:42:08 PM »
    Nice video. I love cutting poplar - probably most common wood I cut although salvaging dead and dying ash now. A couple of observations:

1. Your LT35 starter switch is in a different place than mine (Who cares right as long as it works).

2. I noted you swing the moveable bed into place before loading the log. Advice I received was to load the log, lift it with the rollers then swing the moveable rail into place, lower the rollers and start sawing. I was told dropping the log directly on to the moveable rails can damage them, apparently more so than the permanent rails.

3. I see you are much more diligent about sweeping the sawdust off the board/cant. Good on you. If you have not tried using a 12" wide dry wall scraper (I think I picked this up from the Magic Man) I suggest you try it. You can scrape the dust off as you walk beside the mill while cutting the next board. I tend to just try to blow the sawdust out of the stacked and stickered boards with a good leaf blower but you are probably removing more sawdust.

    Keep up the good work and keep those videos coming. (Maybe Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" should be our theme song :D).
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 10:15:03 PM »
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 10:30:15 PM »
    Nice video. I love cutting poplar - probably most common wood I cut although salvaging dead and dying ash now. A couple of observations:

1. Your LT35 starter switch is in a different place than mine (Who cares right as long as it works).

2. I noted you swing the moveable bed into place before loading the log. Advice I received was to load the log, lift it with the rollers then swing the moveable rail into place, lower the rollers and start sawing. I was told dropping the log directly on to the moveable rails can damage them, apparently more so than the permanent rails.

3. I see you are much more diligent about sweeping the sawdust off the board/cant. Good on you. If you have not tried using a 12" wide dry wall scraper (I think I picked this up from the Magic Man) I suggest you try it. You can scrape the dust off as you walk beside the mill while cutting the next board. I tend to just try to blow the sawdust out of the stacked and stickered boards with a good leaf blower but you are probably removing more sawdust.

    Keep up the good work and keep those videos coming. (Maybe Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" should be our theme song :D).

on item 2, they WILL break if sufficiently abused. Here's proof. Owner (not me ) elected to keep sawing without the swingout, now complains the bottom board is always thick on one end.
 

 
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 11:33:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing another good video

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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 08:56:26 AM »
Nice video.

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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 07:51:08 PM »
Poplar I cut seems to move more than yours did.  Could be some of my logs were smaller and came off side of hill.  The stress caused stress!  :D

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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 09:39:02 PM »
    Nice video. I love cutting poplar - probably most common wood I cut although salvaging dead and dying ash now. A couple of observations:

1. Your LT35 starter switch is in a different place than mine (Who cares right as long as it works).

2. I noted you swing the moveable bed into place before loading the log. Advice I received was to load the log, lift it with the rollers then swing the moveable rail into place, lower the rollers and start sawing. I was told dropping the log directly on to the moveable rails can damage them, apparently more so than the permanent rails.

3. I see you are much more diligent about sweeping the sawdust off the board/cant. Good on you. If you have not tried using a 12" wide dry wall scraper (I think I picked this up from the Magic Man) I suggest you try it. You can scrape the dust off as you walk beside the mill while cutting the next board. I tend to just try to blow
the sawdust out of the stacked and stickered boards with a good leaf blower but you are probably removing more sawdust.

    Keep up the good work and keep those videos coming. (Maybe Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" should be our theme song :D).


Great advice on the bed rail. I didn't know that. I appreciate the feedback on here as always!
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2016, 09:39:56 PM »
Poplar I cut seems to move more than yours did.  Could be some of my logs were smaller and came off side of hill.  The stress caused stress!  :D

I have noticed that the smaller juvenile poplar trees are full of stress and the larger ones (over 20in DBH) seem to behave better on the mill.
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2016, 07:49:26 AM »
Same here.  Much more growth stress in the small trees.  Small poplar can be one of the worst.
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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2016, 09:02:17 AM »
Thanks for sharing, the only poplar I've seen sawn was during the shoot out, and it seems just as explained here, some move a lot, while other logs behave. happy
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Sawed up some nice poplar today (video)
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 03:04:11 PM »
NIce video!
I was wondering; is this a typical feed speed or is it lower while the log is bigger?
On my home made manual mill I go much faster through the log (listened to Peter Drouin :) )
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