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Just another day in Paradise
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:51:57 PM »
I figured its about time I started my own milling thread. Everyone please feel free to post in this thread.

So Western PA has been extremely rainy this year. This week has been no different.
I came out to the mill yard yesterday after 4.25 inches of rain in about 36 hours to find this

 

 
Luckily there was no damage to the lumber. So I took five minutes and got it cleaned up


 

 I set it aside to be sawn into firewood later and got back to sawing and finished the 4x17 beams I was working on


 
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Re: Just another day in Paradise
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 12:23:42 AM »
Very nice. I have equipment envy, yours is bigger than mine. I wanted a skytrack but couldn't find one in my price range that wasn't old and ragged out or had a ton of hours. We have had the opposite problem here in west Michigan  hot and humid with little to no rain in weeks. I'm working in a dust bowl over here.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 12:29:50 AM »
If you were closer busy Beaver we could swap equipment back and forth :D
I'd love to get set up with an edger.
How's you're new equipment working out for you?
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 12:52:56 AM »
There are definitely days I could use more muscle in the lifting dept . Today for example I had to split a stack of walnut that my bobcat wouldn't lift. I could get it to lift about 2ft but no more. I made a flat stack, no stickers 5ft x 4ft of 11 and 12ft 5/4 and had to scramble to split it so I could get it to the grader in time to get a check this week. My equipment has been pretty good so far.  The mill has had some bugs but with the help of the forumites and woodmizer it seems to be running smooth now. I had some intermittent problems that seem to have been solved with a new ECU. Nothing that's kept me from running, just some hiccups now and then. Anybody who ever turned wrenches knows it's the intermittent problems that are the hardest to solve. When something is flat out broken it's usually pretty easy to diagnose.  The edger has already saved me a ton of time . I don't know how the gas ones are for power but the diesel doesn't even sound like its breaking a sweat feeding it 5/4 walnut or 4/4 hickory and hard maple.  
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile

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Re: Just another day in Paradise
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 05:19:17 AM »
I was thinking you went to Paradise for the day. ;D
We use to go to the auction there in Loretto. The produce and flower one.
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Re: Just another day in Paradise
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »
Just curious,  what are the 4x17 beams going to be used for?
Make it work, use what you have.

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
He is using the beams in a timber frame
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 11:16:14 PM »
Got a pic from the customer today

 
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Re: Just another day in Paradise
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 05:57:57 AM »
nice.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 05:22:43 PM »
WOW! How they cutting them curves? :o
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »
I believe he said he was going to use a sawsall
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2018, 08:22:41 PM »
We'll when there's no room to expand horizontal I guess the only other option is vertical!!

 
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2018, 08:36:41 PM »


 
How about 46'  ;D :D ;)

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2018, 09:58:38 PM »
You got me beat Peter. I can only go 32 :D

I'm only half way here



 well a little more than half. That slab pile is stacked 18' high. It needs to get cold out so I can move some of it!
Uh oh I may get banned for that comment. :snowball:
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 05:37:03 PM »
Today was an almost wide head day!
I maxed my mill out. The customer wanted a live edge slab from his log.


 
Got that done and it started raining again.
And I didn't feel like getting soaked bucking logs so I realigned my laser that has been a tad off.



 
I believe I got this idea from @ElectricAL
It is the quickest most effective way I've found.

Then I got the Bibby attachment permanent on my mill


 

 
It really speeds up blade changes.
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 11:43:16 PM »
It finally quit raining so I took the opportunity to get my future mill site brush hogged


 
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2018, 06:21:42 AM »
You will have room there to mill. 8)

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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2018, 09:45:04 PM »
Yep plenty of room. But 4x4 told me it will fill up fast :D
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2018, 09:54:53 PM »
What are you going to do with the slabs off the logs??

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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
Build a slab cabin. Make it entirely with slabs :)
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