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Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« on: July 17, 2019, 01:29:37 AM »
Trying to find someone in IN with one of the new woodmizer "Wide" mills.I have a log I want to slab, a walnut with a ton of burls on it.  It's about 34 inch wide at the widest point.  I have a CSM, but the small end dia is not very big, maybe 14, and I don't want to lose so much material with the wide CSM kerf.
I went to Woodmizer's "Find a sawyer" directory, but they have the mills listed as LT40HDD51, and LT15G25W, and LT70HDD55W-RH.  I have no idea what all the letters and numbers mean after the basic mill size??  If they had a "wide" mill, what would the designation be?  It's confusing. I don't see any listed with the word "Wide".  I tried contacting WM via their web page and just got an automated response "check the pro sawyer network".  No help.

FYI, I know of one place that has an industrial woodmizer that could slab it, but I'd rather find a smaller guy that I could help get it aligned in the orientation that I want on the mill and cut as I want.

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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 02:02:43 AM »
W stands for wide (the second and third ones).
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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 07:14:23 AM »
LT40HDD51 = LT40 Hydraulic (HD) Diesel (D) 51 Horsepower (51)
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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
Brad, I am in southwestern In, about 25 miles south of Terre Haute. I have an EZ Boardwalk 40 that I cam cut make a 32"+  cut with, if that would help. How long is this log, and approx weight? 

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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 06:43:09 PM »
It's 34" at the widest point.  The log itself isn't that big.  Maybe 16" at the base and 12" at the top and 16'  long.  I found one guy in West Lafayette, IN with an LT40 wide.  I'll probably take it to him as his location is convenient.  I'm now debating on whether to cut the log for a 10' or 12' table.  A 10' would let me make a 6' table from the rest.  Tough choice when I don't have the actual space defined for it.
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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 08:31:37 PM »
I'd leave it full length, once cut up into slabs, you would have all the best options based on needs and figure in the slabs to what length to trim them down to, much easier then trying to glue them back together ;D

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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 05:47:18 PM »
I guess I should have just posted a pic!  The burls is what makes it 34" wide at the widest point.


 

 
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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 09:36:00 PM »
I have a buddy in Tipton county with an lt15 wide, which I believe cuts 36.

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Re: Trying to find someone in IN with "Wide" mill
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 12:10:25 AM »
Brad just a suggestion ,
If you were too pic a flat side of log and open that face deep enough  too fit your Mill and slab it down.
You would have a nice selection of river table candidates. If you wanna show off the burl nodules. They can be a bit clumsy making a table with nodules on outer edges.
Or a couple of 4-6" thick mantle would be pretty awesome too.
Had a similar log and customer  wanted straight edges on one side of slabs.

 
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