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Author Topic: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!  (Read 15245 times)

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Re: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2009, 11:32:50 PM »
OK, I am now an official member of the forum. I discovered today what the log posts do to you blade when they try to resist one another. It's not a nice sound. The blade came out with less teeth than that Italian prime minister guy.

It was not on purpose. I had just done the final cut on a log, and gave the mill a little push to pass the log end. Uh-oh, that post at the other end was just high enough to touch the blade. Woops.

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Re: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2009, 07:59:08 AM »
Planman, your dues are paid now,we all seem to do it, the smart ones only once.Sometimes it helps if you make a mark on the scale just above where the band will hit iron when you get near that mark double check before the cut.Frank C.
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Re: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2009, 10:49:27 AM »

I also plan to buy LT 15 following the spring. :)
How many board feet can be the max cut with a one saw blade (without hitting a stone, metal or mud in the logs) ?
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Re: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2009, 05:13:43 PM »
Hye Piston nice pictutes ann congrats on the new mill ,I like the way Jim-Rodgers showed how to make the stickers and cut and stack them I will try that again good luck and a merrt Christmas.

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« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2009, 05:51:45 PM »
For your own scales...
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,3439.0.html

use the search feature  ;D

Here's another old one ...

On the LT if you tighten the clamps too much you can force the cant off the bed on one side.
I have a feel for it now and just snug them up, wiggle the handle on the clamp when in doubt checking for any movement.
The other problem I just ran into was when checking the dogs I found them to be square but when I applied pressure to the cant it would move about 1/8" back until the dogs moved back to the stops.
A quick adjustment to the stops and everything is perfect, and I mean dead on corner to corner on the cant.
I level the bed, string it, check the band height on both sides against the bed, check the dogs for square and I'm good to go!
On the second cut of the cant the finished side goes against the dogs and I look for any space between the wood and the steel dogs, there shouldn't be any space.
For the third cut, with one finished side on the bed and one finished side on the dogs and without using the clamps the cant should be square to the dogs and bed.
If I loosen the clamps after the cut and the cant moves I have something out of adjustment.
I can mill all day long without rechecking for square.

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Re: Brand new mill, brand new 'sawyers' updated w/ pics!
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2009, 07:13:32 PM »

I also plan to buy LT 15 following the spring. :)
How many board feet can be the max cut with a one saw blade (without hitting a stone, metal or mud in the logs) ?

On my LT15, I get from 500 to 600 BF on a blade, but I wash off the logs using a spray nozzle on a water hose before sawing.
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