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Offline Cjross73

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Re: New to me mill
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 10:02:11 AM »
Probably should have been in the " did something dumb" thread, I did search for the plug quite a while. Once I cleaned the thing up it was an obvious weep hole so I felt pretty stupid about then. 
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Re: New to me mill
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 01:18:57 PM »
The learning curve continues... I got the tensioner cleaned up this afternoon and realized it wasn't a plug hole, ordered the cylinder rebuild kit.
WARNING: If your tensioner is the same as mine (2005 LT40) I recommend you stop at the pharmacy and get 10 pounds of patience before you start.  One of the seals is designed such that I ended up having to use boiling water to get it in.  Try and limit your use of !#%&* type words and hopefully you will not sign your work in blood.
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Re: New to me mill, It lives!
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2019, 07:58:23 PM »
After a little work getting the mill running and cleaned/lubed, the 40 cut a few SYP 2x4's tonight. Sorry no pics as it was dark by the time I quit. I can easily see how addictive this sawdust is
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Re: New to me mill
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2019, 08:55:32 PM »
After the addiction sets in real good and solid, you'll find yourself sitting at night with a warm bowl of grits thinking about chickens ;D

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Re: New to me mill
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2019, 09:12:40 PM »
It is good to see you have it going your way, CJRoss73.  That is a good looking mill and should crank out some nice lumber as you become more familiar with it.  
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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2019, 01:19:52 PM »
Mike, no grits for me. I'm transplanted from WV and probably the only one in NC that doesn't like grits. Every time I see them I think of Joe Pesci. " What is a grit anyway?"

Caveman, I love the shoebox! I'm sure it will outperform my knowledge for a long time to come but learning how to make it work is fun
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2019, 04:35:18 PM »
So I'm starting to get the old WM going. Ran close to 600 bf yesterday and this afternoon. Sorry the picture is before my help showed up to stack/sticker.  All SWP

 

 

 
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