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question for MagicMan?
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:38:37 AM »
Awhile back did I see where you posted a pic of a large C-clamp that you use to hold down a board or cant from turning up before you started sawing? If you do use one how does it work? After you get your blade in place and then clamp the board down can it put too much pressure on the blade going threw the cant or board? Also where did you find one? Or did I just dream this :D. Ricky
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Re: question for MagicMan?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 07:53:20 PM »
No, you are not a dreamer, but it's actual use is slightly different.
 

 
This oversize C clamp came from Harbor Freight.  Due to stress, sometimes the ends of a cant will lift up off of the bed rails when a board is removed.  I will flip it over and have my helper stand on the center until I get it clamped.  When I am sawing alone, this was a problem, so enter the C clamp.  I still flip the cant 180 but now pull the bowed center down with the C clamp.  Now I can clamp the the cant and remove the C clamp. 

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Re: question for MagicMan?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 08:33:01 PM »
When I first saw this pic, I thought your clamp was laying on a BBQ grill and had become cherry red.  :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 08:35:27 PM »
That would be taking "tailgating" to the next level.   :)
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 08:47:50 PM »
Does the board that you saw after clamping tend to bow??

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 09:18:03 PM »
Not necessarily.  If it has a tendency to bow, that can usually be corrected by stickering.

My goal is that the board will be even thickness from end to end.  Obviously when the ends of a cant start to raise up off of the sawmill bed, if you saw it, then the ends will be thicker.  When you flip the cant the first board probably will have thinner ends because some of that board is on the previously removed board.  Carefully watching cant ends is very important.
 

 
I just noticed this cant end raise up but I should have seen it before the last board was removed.  I flipped it and re-clamped.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 07:01:11 AM »
Sometimes I can pull the bow down in the middle with the mill clamp, but have to be careful not to tear up the edge of that last board. Might try to pickup one of those clamp like you have. But have you or anyone ever try using one getting the blade next to the cut them clamping it down before starting to cut? I guess the other end would need one also that way, just have to be careful to stop cut before you hit the clamp. Also that way just hope the ends of the cant are near the bunks of the mill.  I don't walk or ride with my mill so I would need a deep clamp.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 02:32:52 PM »
I have not had any problem pulling the bowed center down and then clamping the cant.  These are rare occasions, but sometimes when you remove the next board the ends will again pick up and you need to flip it again.   smiley_dizzy
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Re: question for MagicMan?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 08:10:54 PM »
       Hey magicman  I got the same clamps  and do the same thing you do , it took me a while to figure out how and why what was going on but  we are learning quickly ,,

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