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Re: My anniversary gift. A swing mill updated (8-7-05 the pic's you wanted)
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2005, 10:48:04 PM »
     here are the pictures of this weekends first adventure with the new mill.  Sorry they are not in any special order.
     Things went pretty well.  Once you get into the rythem of things it is not so bad.  I have to do some work on it.  The locking handle does not stay tight.  I'll pull the handle out and tighten it this week.  It kept want to drift sideways in the cut.
    THe only real problem we had was trying to get enough to drink.  It was about 95.  My son was tailing for me and he does not like the mill at all.   :'(  He says it is to hard to keep up if I'm making the vertical cut at 4-5". :D  on the other mill he has time to take a break while I turn and fight with the logs. :)
     I thought that the logs were red oak but now I'm not so sure.  It turned very pale when cut and did not turn the red color when we poured water back on it.  Maybe white aok?   I'll get the pictures of the bark and maybe y'all can help with it.  What ever it is it will make nice trim for the house.
     The two logs in the picture made what is loaded on the trailer.  We don't have a board foot total yet.  I'll stack it  Tuesday night and figure out how well I cut verses what the log scale says it should be.  All I do know is that it is more than should be on the trailer.  Guess next on the list is a new trailer.
    There are a few things that I can already tell you I love about this mill
A  got to spend two days with my son.  Other mill I don't need a tailer and he knows it
1  no slabs to stack and edge.
2  no logs to turn
3  no logs to quarter with the chain saw
4  less fire wood to deal with.  see #1 for reason.  I'm LAZY sometimes ;D
5  sharpen my own blades.
6  quartersaws lumber easy
 
THere is only one draw back to it.  I need to get in shape.  With no logs to roll and no slabs to stack and edge I'm not getting my breaks in.  Just more pull back SWING  push forward slide SWING  pull  runs fairly fast.  maybe if I can get the hang of it I will be able to make some good bf per hour.

Well Zac and I are both whipped tonight so have a good one everybody.
Thanks Katie-did,Captain, Georgia_boy, and Peterson's .  nicest present I ever got













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Re: My anniversary gift. A swing mill updated (8-7-05 the pic's you wanted)
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2005, 11:53:13 PM »
Kinda hard to tell, but it sure looks like Red Oak.
Do you have a close up?

So I take it that ya like the mill ??? :D

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Re: My anniversary gift. A swing mill updated (8-7-05 the pic's you wanted)
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2005, 01:06:32 AM »
Cool  :)

Sawing decent size logs and not having to move them is what swingbalde mills are all about eh.

You are right about getting into shape too. The sawing isn't really hard work, it's just constant, and it's usually the offloader thats actually works harder.  If you want to make em complain switch from 4x1s to a 6x4.  :D

Anyway, good stack of boards for a 1st day sawing  8)

Ian



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Re: My anniversary gift. A swing mill updated (8-7-05 the pic's you wanted)
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2005, 07:27:13 AM »
Part Timer,

It seems like you like your mill as much as I like mine.

I am gald you are enjoying your mill, but the beat part of all is you are getting some time with your son.   I hope you get more days like that.





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Re: My anniversary gift. A swing mill updated (8-7-05 the pic's you wanted)
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2005, 11:09:19 PM »
Whatever kind of oak it is, it is seriously nice!!

Hang in there Tom, the motions become second nature soon.  As for getting in shape, I notice in the winter time when the mill is idle for 2-3 weeks at a time, the jeans get tight....

Captain


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