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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2019, 05:20:37 PM »
Do you remember what page that is posted on?
There are many pictures beginning here:  LINK  And continuing for another half dozen pages.

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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2019, 05:22:25 PM »
there are 27 pages. this will get you in the middle with a video as an over view. pics also but not taken with the intent to show the overall layout.

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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2019, 09:16:51 PM »
A sawmill shed and a lumber drying shed have significantly different requirements, and only occasionally, with specific species of wood, are they optimized for dual purpose.  

The sawmill should be placed where it best suits you, the lumber drying shed must be placed where it best suits the lumber.  There is a difference.  



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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2019, 09:35:34 PM »
Do you remember what page that is posted on?
There are many pictures beginning here:  LINK  And continuing for another half dozen pages.

(I'll check our redbeard's setup for you in a couple of weeks.)   ;D
Thanks MM.  I went to your link and scrolled through the photos.  Awesome place.
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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2019, 09:50:33 PM »
good morning.  I think there are some designs in the drying hardwood lumber by @GeneWengert-WoodDoc   and Jake really had a nice set up.  @customsawyer  . and I know that @Tom the Sawyer  had made some neat additions.  and @Southside  and @YellowHammer  have good ideas and opinions.  I do not have a drying shed per se, but will look forward to what some of the experts have to say.  I am sure there will be many, but this may help to get the ball rolling.  Best regards!
Thanks Doc.  I clicked on the links you have above and visited their galleries.  Do you know how many photos are there to look through?   Way more than I have free time to visit.  Hopefully these guys will post here with photos.  Thanks again.
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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2019, 07:26:04 AM »
My sawmill shed.



 



 
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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2019, 07:53:06 AM »
My plans for a future set up


 
Kind of modeled after this Baker setup
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2019, 09:30:25 AM »
Hello Brandi.  I added links to a few folks I thought would chime in.  I am not sure anyone took photos specific to your request so it may seem like a lot.  I mill outside and have a wood shop so I have no specific pics I can send, but this topic has been talked about in the past.  If you have specific questions, keep posting and everyone will chime in.  I am a hobbyist sawyer/woodworker.  best regards
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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2019, 07:05:05 PM »
Wood comes off the mill with the drag back.


 
Then the slabs go oneway flinch the other way.


 

 

 
Tale man can put them where ever stuff goes. Cut a bunch of lumber from the cant. push the pile with the drag back and sticker them.
Then edge em


 
The wind comes from the Northwest most times, The drying shed faces that way.


 
See how the back wall is. the wind blows through the lumber
The mill faces South for the sun to come in, in the winter.





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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2019, 07:38:36 PM »
Peter has a great set up.
All built with wood except for the I beam header over the mill opening.
I'm hoping to get something built over the new mill this year.
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Re: Sawmill Shed Layout
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 09:01:00 PM »
Snow is coming to Bruno.
I would like to get something over the Hot rod lift too,
But the snow will start to fly before I have time to get it up. maybe, I know a place where all the wood is piled up. :D ;)
If you have time get the lumber ready for the shed, so when you get the time it will be all dry and good to go. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 10:35:15 PM »
Snow is coming


Honestly, I would appreciate it right now if it did.  
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2019, 06:47:34 AM »
My sawmill shed.


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      Your open design was what I was initially thinking about.  Where do you stow your blades and tools?
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2019, 06:54:39 AM »
Wood comes off the mill with the drag back.

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Then the slabs go oneway flinch the other way.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Tale man can put them where ever stuff goes. Cut a bunch of lumber from the cant. push the pile with the drag back and sticker them.
Then edge em

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
The wind comes from the Northwest most times, The drying shed faces that way.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
See how the back wall is. the wind blows through the lumber
The mill faces South for the sun to come in, in the winter.
Thanks Peter.  How long are your extensions?  How long is the I beam and what size I is it?  I like the layout with the back wall storage.  How do you take care of the sawdust?

On your drying shed, what is the reason for the slatted back wall?
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2019, 06:59:32 AM »
Snow is coming


Honestly, I would appreciate it right now if it did.  
I would settle for just a cold front.  Anything to blow this humidity out.
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2019, 07:14:36 AM »
Brandi,

The sawmill is situated on the old homeplace where I grew up, so the old house is there, and although not really fit for habitation, I use it to store my stuff as well as a whack of dried lumber.  I have two of those sheds.  The other one is dedicated to air drying lumber.
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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2019, 07:55:27 AM »
@Peter Drouin :  question for you on your layout.  How large an opening does that steel i beam span?  Do you know offhand how large it was? 
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2019, 11:21:54 AM »
@Peter Drouin :  question for you on your layout.  How large an opening does that steel i beam span?  Do you know offhand how large it was
Yes, inquiring minds want to know.
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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2019, 11:24:54 AM »
Brandi,

The sawmill is situated on the old homeplace where I grew up, so the old house is there, and although not really fit for habitation, I use it to store my stuff as well as a whack of dried lumber.  I have two of those sheds.  The other one is dedicated to air drying lumber.
Thanks, but my question is about the drying shed with the slats for a back wall.  Why slats?  I am confused. ???
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« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2019, 11:26:34 AM »
My plans for a future set up

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Kind of modeled after this Baker setup

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