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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2003, 08:27:50 PM »
Sat Nov 8 Latham Tn 900 acres at auction some old crypris trees come on down.
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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2003, 11:39:34 PM »
Arkansawyer:  We are such small potatoes compared to the big mills.  At the coffee shop this morning someone said that the Hampton mill in town set a new record for the month.  52 million board ft.  (That is not a typo)

That does not mean we can't make a good return on our investments.  Especially if we stay in nich markets and let the big mills do production.

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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2003, 04:04:22 PM »
Okay, had a long drive today and got to thinkin about tie sawin on the peterson.    I'm not sure if it would work  but I would buy enough track for a 40'+ run and then set up three stations for sawing ties.  with a couple of helpers you could be loading one station, sawing on another and off loading the last.  Also from the video it looked like the high side track could be supportted from above, if I was working inside I'd hang the hi-side from the rafters and get clearance on that side. one tow motor and two towheads wood do it I think.
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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2003, 03:47:02 AM »
Hey C

That's a neat idea for the high side of the track, I'll have to think about that for my "permanent" set of tracks in the future sawmill shed.  I was thinking of setting up a permanent set of low-low tracks, but it really is much easier to keep the guide rail clean when positioned high.

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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2003, 05:10:31 AM »
  I been doing a lot of thinking about swing blade mills, also.
 Concerning your proposal to use 40' track, how are you planning on allowing for the taper from each log, as you saw down the track??? If each log is not near exact as the ones before and after, won't you need to constantly adjust up-down, to get the most from each log???
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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2003, 05:21:19 AM »
Honestly, for taper in softwood, I usually put all of the taper on the top of the log, and cut short boards with it. (usually my softwood is dimensional lumber) In hardwood, I start with the top parallel to the blade and get the best boards, then lower the log somewhere in the pith and low grade so the bottom of the log is parallel with the blade to get the grade out of the botttom.   I've been using a handyman jack for this, but on a permanent set, I will have some sort of screw or hydraulic jack for this.

Of course, on logs where taper is minimal, I split the taper top and bottom.

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Re: Peterson Sawmills
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2003, 05:34:13 AM »
Harold, in that set up you would work each log start to finish individualy. Unlike the lucas mill , the peterson track is never moved, the mill is riding up and down in a 4 post frame. You probably knew that, but maybe somebody else was trying to picture it. If I was gonna set up permanent, i would by the mill without tracks and with a 3 phase motor. Thw mill can run on simple 3/16 angle iron tracks , with the high rail suspended from the rafters. You would have totally clear access for log loading and sawdust removal, plus make it as long as you had a building for. Would be sweet!
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« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2003, 07:42:59 AM »
  I understand how you guys are looking at the taper on the logs and sawing multiple logs. I was wondering about C Miller's outlook for 40' tracks. Guess it would work out the same. A little difficult to picture the sequence between a swinger and a bandmill  ::) ::)
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