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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 04:16:59 PM »
Make a short log holder like this one.
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Wally, I made something similar but with only 1 bar clamp in a frame that the log sits on . When I am cutting my log flops like crazy. Does yours?

I have actually revised my design 2 times and still not happy with it. Currently it sits in the corner waiting for me to decide what I want to do.
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 04:48:35 PM »
This may not be a solution for you but when I built my mill  I have three bunks that are a foot apart this lets me saw bowl blanks from the butt cut offs I can cut a 2' block. My mill is labor intense ;D "manual"
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 04:54:53 PM »
Lynn Dodgy Loner is not lost. I met him at Jakes project this year and the pleasure was all mine.

WDH is correct , just say no. I just cut a dozen cookies this after noon for a friend after saying im done with cookies.
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 05:31:35 PM »
It's not unusual for me to cut a 5 footer and curved on my 2014 LT15.  Two backstops and one clamp on the front at all that's needed for the first cut.  The saw will drive the back end of lot against the backstop.  

Once you make your first cut, you can flip your log and either use the backstops at a lower level, or not at all and use the steel nubs on your cross bars.  Removing the first cut and putting the log flat face down will usually be good enough to hold with the nubs.  If not, take a second cut or cut down to the backstops and then flip it.  Sometimes if you have a branch knot or something sticking out the drive side, you might have to use a scrap 2x4 to space the log away from backstop a little or jammed between the nub and log.  You'll get the feel for doing shorter stuff, and what you have to clamp and don't have to.  Watch your feed speed as it affects how much pressure is driving the log towards the stops.

Also get a metal detector/garret security wand to find those nails before your band does.  Have a sharp chopping axe to quickly expose the nail to remove it.  If it's walnut, I'll do this and keep going.  I fought an Ash log last winter that has 22 nails scattered all around and up and down the log.  No pattern.  It didn't beat me though!  I had to do a lot of chopping, but I won.
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 07:44:03 PM »
I have never won when there were 22 nails :)
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 07:53:53 PM »
Lynn Dodgy Loner is not lost.
I know Al, but he has been absent from the FF since: March 03, 2017, 01:20:18 PM.  He needs to account for himself.
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #26 on: Yesterday at 07:59:47 PM »
He and Casie just had a new baby. 
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 09:37:18 PM »
Ok, but 18 months is a loong absence.  ::)
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #28 on: Today at 08:24:04 AM »
Bwstout, Iím gonna get some new log clamps and then relocate the old one to the end of the mill where there are 2 log stops closer together then I can cut short logs on that end of the mill.  Plus the bunks are closer together right there.
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Re: Short logs on a 2005 LT15
« Reply #29 on: Today at 09:21:34 AM »
Yes sir that is the way mine is except I have it in the center but that was by designed probable the only thing that stayed the same throughout the build. ;D
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