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New Mill
« on: February 01, 2009, 09:27:21 PM »
I dont know if this is the right spot for this but here goes .I purchased a new ill from Peterson it is a WPF model .I have never owned a mill and am looking forwared to this ,I have read the coments on this forum and they are great . I will be getting it in June and am very excited any coments about milling would be great .Peterson was very helpful .I work for the Ontario MNR as a firefighter in the summer and it will be a great thing to do in the fall when I am off.

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Re: New Mill
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 09:35:30 PM »
congrats on the new mill. 8) Keep us posted when you get some wood sawn up. :)
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Re: New Mill
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 10:20:49 PM »
Welcome to the Forum and congratulations on selecting a fine sawmill! 8) 8) :)  I'm sure you'll be pleased with it.  There is a lot of info here on using Peterson mills and swingmills in general, as well as lumber and business tips that you will find useful.  Jump in and help us teach and learn! :) :)
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Re: New Mill
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 05:17:31 AM »
Gday

Welcome to the forum Firefighter  ;D 8) and A big congrats on the new Peterson you picked a dang good bit of gear Mate  ;) ;D ;D 8) What size did you get  ??? You have come to the right place and feel free to Pull up a pack and hava chat anytime mate  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: New Mill
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 05:47:05 AM »
Welcome firefighter,ask Peterson who has a mill in your area,visit them mayby work with them learn tricks.When your mill comes you can hit the ground running.You can learn alot from watching outher sawyers,also what not to do.Their are fixtures to load and hold logs outhers use you can duplicate or improve on.Frank C.
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Re: New Mill
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 12:08:36 PM »
  I have an older style Peterson WPF. It's been great. Tell us more about the details of your machine.   ( motor, blade size etc.) And welcome to the forum!
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Re: New Mill
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 01:17:05 PM »
Welcome FF, you just be a neighbor, keep reading and posting and let us know when you get your mill.
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Re: New Mill
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »
I purchased a new ill from Peterson it is a WPF model .

You are right.  You have acquired a sickness that will last the rest of your life - sawdust on the brain 8)  Where in Ontario are you located?

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Re: New Mill
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 07:36:22 PM »
The mill is a standard1.2 meter (4feet)diam frame ,8 inch cut with a 27hp Kohler I also got the HI/LOtrack frame upgrade and electric raising winch .I pick up the mill in Ft Francis at the sawtech show in Ft Frances ontario in June. i live in Pembroke Ontario i will get some training at the show . Look forward to going to this show to see  what other milling equiptment is out there.

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Re: New Mill
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 08:21:25 PM »
Gday

That Addictions allready bitten you Mate  ;) :D :D you are allready seeing what else is out there to add to your operation  ;) :D :D ;D ;D

Nice spec on the Mill you only need the wide frame if your gonna be cutting large logs often  ;) you will find the People from Petersons great to deal with  ;D ;D 8) 8)

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