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« on: April 04, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »
Good Morning Everyone,
I bought myself an old circle mill a couple of years ago and am now trying to get it rebuilt and set up. I stumbled upon this great board full of information and inspiration. New to the whole sawmill thing but have been fascinated by it for 20 years. I will have questions, but I will try to search past posts as not to get redundant. I will try to upload pictures as soon as I can, maybe you guys will be able to help me indentify the make as only one corner of the ID plate remains.
Thanks For Being Here,
Brian

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 11:54:41 AM »
Welcome, brb!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 12:00:44 PM »
brb,welcome to the forum.Ask away if you want,and look around too. Lots of infro.You'll be able to help others with questions in no time.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 01:20:09 PM »
brb, welcome to forestry forum!  Its a great place! 8)
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 01:29:48 PM »
Welcome BRB, good to here another circle mill is being saved  8)

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 01:42:30 PM »
Welcome brb, to the Forestry Forum.  Don't spend all of your time searching.  Hop on here and share more about yourself and the circle mill that you are restoring.   :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 02:24:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Here is a handy circular sawmill reference book by Stan Lunstrum (if you don't already have a copy).

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/misc/circsaw.pdf

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 05:48:00 PM »
Welcome brb .... you will like it here.....Tim
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 10:11:30 AM »
Welcome to the forum brb.....I enjoy hearing about other folks circle mill restoration projects....will be looking for the pics soon.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 08:06:54 PM »
Welcome aboard BRB 8).Good luck on your mill project.Hope to see some pics of it soon.Ive had 2 Frick mills in the past and am searching for my 3rd.Once you get it in your blood youll never be able get rid of it,but it is a great addiction though :)-Buzz
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 09:26:07 PM »
Welcome Brian,theirs quite a bit to consider when setting up a circular mill, elevations and locations.Before I set up my first mill I looked at probibly six mills and watched them operate.What struck me was how efficient some sawyers were in certin aspects yet some parts of their operation just slowed them down.I tried to take some of the best ideas from each mill.A good foundation is job one,everything must be heavy and well supported.A good log weighs about a ton and the carriage anouther ton thats two tons you have to start and stop and roll over your ways.It will be one of your most interesting projects you'll never look at trees the same way.Ask anything Brian we've all been where you are,milling is like learning to ride a bicycle you just have to do it. Frank C.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2011, 02:46:22 PM »
Thanks for all the positive responses! I am looking forward to this group keeping me moving and motivated on this project. As promised I have some pictures. I can only start with the carriage for now. Looking for help to identify the make. As you will see it has a few things most don't, like the Duct tape covered tensioner pulley and the vise for a stop on the setworks. Any suggetions will be helpful.  The last picture is of the side of the middle head block any ideas what this was for? I don't know what is all original, but pretty cool trying to look back in history and figure out the story. Like the day the vise wsa installed.
Looks like you will have to click on the photos to get good details, not the best pics.

Thanks, Brian

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2011, 08:54:42 PM »
O.K..... Take two on trying to load pictures!Ihttp://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25452/3419/sawmill_001.jpg http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25452/3419/sawmill_002.jpg http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25452/3419/sawmill_003.jpg

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2011, 09:44:53 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 07:38:36 AM »
Brian,much of that carriage and setworks looks homemade.The beveled gear with belt tensioner looks to be the receder, used to back off the headblocks to make room for a new log without having to pump it back with the setworks.Nice old Hough, a little awkward but handy around the mill, especially with forks.You asked about the "L" shaped bracket in the last picture I think the old boy had a beam running between two of the headblocks at one time,I've seen that before,usally to mount the "beam style" headblock between.Can't recognize the brand from the photos mayby with pictures of the husk we can tell,probibly a mix of factory and homemade. Frank C.
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 09:43:11 PM »
Thanks guys, the trailer I built last year and the old Hough is waiting for an enginge transplant in a few weeks.
I think your right about a mix of parts. I believe the original frame work would have been wood because of the mount I see on the trucks. The setworks look to be half and half, somebodys work wasn't the greatest. I will be looking for photos of the stops on a more original type setworks so I can get rid of the welded on bolt adjustment and the vise backstop. The L bracket is so bent up that I don't know the original shape, or where it was aimed. Seems like some quality parts and some hokey fab work, but I still learning so I can't say for sure. I did have a gentleman in the shop yesterday that thought it was an American. ??? Did offer to buy it though. I will try to get the pics of the husk this weekend.  Brian

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2011, 06:49:25 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Brian. Always great to have another Bombardier owner ( and sawyer/woodnut)  ;D ;D
 



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