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New Oscar owner
« on: April 15, 2005, 04:39:55 PM »
   Hi all, badpenny here with a new Oscar 18" mill. What a step up from using a bar guide on my chainsaw! I know it's an entry level mill, but I'm an "entry level experienced" person right now. First project will probably be a mill shed, then on to bigger and better, ending up with a cabin to live in and move out of my 30 year old mobile home. All in due time, of course.
   Some background info, retired from US Navy '92, spent 10 years ORT for flatbed companies, currently work part time hauling logs for a local logger and farming on a small scale on my small farm(hay,oats,corn). That supports goats,chickens,pigs,2 beef calves a year.
   Farming logging truck driving- 3 ways to make a million- if you start with 5 million and stop when you have 1 left
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005, 04:57:26 PM »
congrats on the new mill.

      I bet your chainsaw will thank you ;D

best of luck 
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 08:20:42 PM »
Way to go on the Hudson.  We're looking forward to some pictures.  :)
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 10:17:56 PM »
  Tom, pics will have to get from my 35mm to walmart to my puter somehow, and then have to figure out how to post them here.
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 10:43:22 PM »
That's do-able. :D

You can get the pictures put on a floppy or CD at WallyWorld, probably.  or, maybe you have a scanner. ;D

We'll wait. :D
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 10:46:26 PM »
Anudder new mill owner. SIGH....  Some day mehbe...

Congrats there B.P. :)
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005, 09:38:49 AM »
congrats, i bought the 28" model a few months ago, my chainsaw (and my back) thanks me.  Flipping big cants isn't much fun though!

this stuff can certainly be lots of fun!
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 09:27:23 AM »
Even after a year my Oscar 36 still feels new enough to learn and learn and learn some more.
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2005, 10:20:01 AM »
I bought an oscar 30 last fall. I had them put a 16 hp vanguard  to rplace the 10 hp. I made up a base of 6x6
pressure treated, like a ladder and screwed their track on. . Have been cutting 28" and 30" walnut and cherry.
I am new and have lots to learn but I really like the Oscar. My buddy has a LT15 Its much nicer. Got the rope drive and the the nice track and a 15hp honda. I used his befor I bought mine.  Had him over to cut some boards and boy was he impressed.  The only drawback is the clamping system otherwise I can cut 30" slabs and he can cut 23 inch.  I am very pleased so far and saved a grand over the lt15.

don't sell the hudson stuff short

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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005, 11:59:15 AM »

  Welcome to the forum there, bhub.  8) 8)
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2005, 03:42:01 PM »
Bhub, i didn't I just bought an Oscar 36" a month or two ago, myself.  I purchased one from some folks that come to the Oregon Logging Conference each year.  I have been supplying them with logs the last couple of years.  I purchased mine to cut specialty short logs as well as small log crotch material along with the burl that I sell. 

  I also thought that since Currlywoods is coming this way in May or June I could better sell him lots of Maple burl all slabbed up to his specs.   That way there could be more value added when I write the reciept. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2005, 04:50:20 PM »
Congrats BadPenny and Bhub.  Welcome to the world of sawdust everywhere and smiles a mile wide 8) 8) 8)

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PS: Pic are great to get posted
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2005, 09:21:44 PM »
Good luck I`ve had my Oscar 36 4 years and it`s treated me very well
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2005, 10:11:02 PM »
Welcome, your going to enjoy the forestry forum.

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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2005, 06:59:31 AM »
Welcome to the forum.You will enjoy it here.I have a manual bandsaw mill too.Bought it from a local guy here in Maine.Used it yesterday for the first time this year.Been buried in snow. Oh what a feeling to hear that run.
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2005, 08:58:31 AM »
thanks for all da hospitalllllity
seems like burly group here. good to know there is some help jusy a key shout away
 There is so much building going on here in the N east I get my logs from the builders.
If I move I can have em, but usually only have a day to get them. I ve collected 22 cherry logs and 20 walnut logs this winter. 16 inches to 38 inches dia. I only cut walnut and cherry. I slab everything over 20 inches.
One thing for sure this is lots of work. I work with a van , a trailer and a cant hook. Hopefully i can make enough dollars to make things eaiser.  I have a woodshop and make furniture and am keeping all the nice slabs for book matched table tops.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2005, 09:31:23 AM »
   Got my mill set up and leveled Fri evening, sawed the first log, 17" black ash on Sat am 8). 6 2x4x8,3 1x6x8, 5 1x10x8 and a small pile of 1/2x3/4 edgings to use as stickers for air drying ;D. Spent about 2 hrs, going slow as to not mess up to bad. Pics in a few days as all I have is a 35mm, and nearest Walmart is 49 miles one way, so gas prices dictate a combined trip for that far away. This mill is the best thing since pockets on shirts as far as I am concerned. Thanks to all, this bb is the greatest for info and encouragement
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2005, 10:33:54 PM »
I am planning on buying an Oscar 18 this weekend.  Glad to here of all the happy Hudson owners.  8)
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Re: New Oscar owner
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2005, 07:03:26 PM »
  Here is a try at a pic, hope it works
 
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2005, 07:13:33 PM »
   All my pics are stored as jpg, guess I have to learn a different way to save them to be able to post here, just another learning curve.
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