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« on: December 02, 2018, 06:24:29 PM »
Hello all.  I am a new member to this site and new to sawmills.  I am an excavating contractor and have need of rough sawn oak lumber on occasion.  I use it for trailer deck and dump truck side boards.  I have been observing for a little while and decided to introduce myself. 

I've already purchased a mill, I found a Linn on Ebay.  We formed and poured a concrete pad in my yard to place the mill on.  I hope to set it up tomorrow.  I've also been collecting oak stalks for raw material.  We are getting pretty close to our inaugural outing to actually mill some boards.  

I'm trying to have everything on hand for the big day.  I mentioned the chain saws.  I'm going to get a 20 pack of blades to have on hand.  

I just wanted to say hello and tell you there is a lot of helpful information on this site.  I've learned a lot already.  

I'm open to pointers and advice.  

Thanks
Tom


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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 06:43:14 PM »
Welcome Tom, I hope you enjoy your new mill. It should bring you years of joy. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 07:07:39 PM »
Welcome!  
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 07:12:55 PM »
Welcome Tom from another forestery  forum newbie.
I know you are going to enjoy the milling journey .
We use white oak for everything on our farm from truck bodies to buffalo pens .

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 07:25:11 PM »
Welcome Tom, What part of the country do you live in.? You will likely pay for the mill in short order as oak decking and blocking is needed in your business. Be diligent in your cleaning of logs before milling as bulldozers and excavators will grind grit and pebbles into the bark. Take your time when starting, speed will come on its own schedule. You time is valuable and it may not pay you to sharpen and set your own bands right now, but save the dull ones, Good luck and don't be afraid to ask. Frank C.
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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 07:36:09 PM »
Welcome aboard, Tom.  Good luck with the new mill. Share some pics when you can.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 08:43:55 PM »
Thanks for the kind words.  I'm in central New Jersey.  I have some pictures in my phone of the construction of the pad.  That's not too exciting, but the mill is getting set tomorrow.  I am looking forward to that.  Then I'll figure out how to post some pics.  

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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 09:22:49 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, you will enjoy sawing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 11:39:11 PM »
Welcome Tom!

It is a great place to learn!

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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 06:58:52 AM »
Welcome and good luck with your mill.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 07:21:59 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Tom!
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2018, 08:33:41 AM »
Welcome sir.
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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2018, 08:48:30 AM »
Welcome aboard.
For starters, what will you use to move the logs? Forks on a TLB works well. Or I use an excavator with a thumb, but before it had a thumb I made up a sturdy steel box beam about 42" long and a clevis on each end. To the clevis' I put a set of log tongs. That worked well, but the thumb is faster. For minor moving a Logrite cant hook (click on Logrite in the left sidebar) is the best choice IMHO.
What is your log source? If yard trees you may want a good metal detector, if woods trees, rarely needed.
Most of all, have fun.
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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2018, 09:34:36 AM »
   Welcome and good luck. If you have not bought your bands yet I'd suggest 4 degree doublehards for my WM mill if I planned on cutting hard wood like oak. I assume you can get them to fit your mill. Keep us informed.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2018, 06:10:01 PM »
My plan is to bring the log to the mill with a backhoe with forks.  I can place it on the mill at that point or if it's a large piece I will crane it on the sawmill with an excavator and a cable.  I stood on my head pouring the pad perfectly level and carefully setting the mill in place.  I don't want to manhandle the log in place and mangle things up.  

I have my eye on a 10 ton crane that I can install on the back of a Freightliner cab & chassis I already own.  I can build a flatbed body behind the crane and run around picking up potential raw material for the mill.  

I have some wood already that came off of a clearing job.  Maybe a half dozen stalks between 24"-36".    

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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
One look at that blade brings back memories or sawblade wobbles, blade dishing, loose teeth and fighting rust on blade and 1/4 inch kerf.  Heavy machinery, big diesel engine, flat belts, v-belts, even time when carriage wheels jumped of track and the joys of log wedging blade to a sudden halt. When I got the sawmilling bug again I am so glad I went to a band Mill.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2018, 11:22:09 PM »
I appreciate the gracious welcome. 

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 12:06:29 PM »
Welcome and good luck Tom. I too have a construction Co. that reaps the rewards of having a mill around. Trailer decking, truck tip/tops, shoring beams and custom bridging. Not to mention the fun personal stuff. This forum and its members are a wonderful bunch and a massive wealth of knowledge. 
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 12:16:44 PM »
I'm in central New Jersey.


My impression of New Jersey was that it wasn't long enough to have a north, south, and central. anudder education!! :D

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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 04:29:35 PM »
We're 150 from top to bottom.  We're not California (thankfully), but we're not Rhode Island either.  


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