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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2740 on: August 15, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »
Well, I had to use the pf to get up and running 4x4. :D :D :D
With the new POWER FEED CONTROL MODULE  AK H-bridge
The new one doesn't need the old {BOB board} What WM called it.  the guy who invented it I guess. 


 
The top green one is gone. My mill 2008 was the last year for the BOB board
With the new up date the mill is faster going for and aft. It has a thing where I can have variable speed in reverse with the speed knob. 
I did try it, But, I had to turn the knob more often. I wanted the head to go back as fast it would go, Not at cutting speed. So I set it back to 100 mph. 
Back and forth is faster now.

So fast I cot the drag back arm on the cant and bent the arms all to ##
I had some ideas on the thing for a while.
Nows the time.
I cut 2" out of the length of the arms. The way WM dad it I had to lift the head 1" or so to clear the cant.
Now I'm 3/8" below the blade with the arm all the way down.


 


 


 
Jump the blade " and pull back. You can see the grade #8 welded in. A mess but works well.  
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2741 on: August 16, 2018, 06:42:31 AM »
I also got all the beam cut for the Boston job.


 


 
 All this long leaf yellow Pine cut like butter. Some pitch buildup but not bad.
I have NO cotton up here and never heard of a cotton picker lube.  :D
So I'm cutting southern stuff why not try some southern pitch fix.


 
The stuff worked ok, I did cut dry most of the time.
The Iron was crazy  :D :D :D :D :D


 
Even with all the pulling, I destroyed 40 blades. 


 


 
All en all It was a good job.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2742 on: August 16, 2018, 06:48:44 AM »
Metal! That looks like my scrap bucket savings after 60 years of tinkering!
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2743 on: August 16, 2018, 08:06:45 AM »
Wow thats a lot of wrecked blades and scrap metal  
peter, regarding the drag back problem sometimes speed is not your friend.
I have bent stuff even at the old speeds.
My H bridge went about 6 or 7 yrs ago on my 2008 super.
The upper old style fuse was loose and melted into the lower one frying the h bridge.
WM sold me the h bridge for I think about 600 bucks and new style fuses.
I am convinced the the old fuse wasnt tightened properly in the mfg process.
My board return was set just right from the factory. 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2744 on: August 16, 2018, 01:53:34 PM »
I think you just set a new record for the amount of junk metal generated from one saw job.  I think I would have gone crazy and started throwing things.  Kudos for sticking with it.    
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2745 on: August 16, 2018, 02:28:56 PM »
My board return was PREFECT from the factory, UNTILL I was not paying attention and caught the end of a cant. I would not want it any shorter as I run so that I get the lip of my modified dragback plate UNDER the board that is coming back so that it is CARRIED by the board return and not drug back. A LOT less stress on every thing BUT requires 100 % focus on the job at ALL times. A 1/4 inch too low and you catch the cant. A 1/4 inch too high and you miss the cut to pickup the board.
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2746 on: August 16, 2018, 09:41:21 PM »
I think you just set a new record for the amount of junk metal generated from one saw job.  I think I would have gone crazy and started throwing things.  Kudos for sticking with it.    

 Was over 5000 BF of 1 3/4" x 6" flooring.
I did go crazy,  :D Just keep going,

I'm so crazy that they just called and want to do another TT load.
SURRRE, I said.
I have more boxes of blades in the barn.  ;D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2747 on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:18 PM »
That's what I say Peter with some of the off-the-wall jobs that I have sawn this year.  Laugh all of the way to the bank.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2748 on: August 17, 2018, 08:42:19 AM »
Good job,Peter.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2749 on: Yesterday at 10:02:30 PM »
Today was an awesome day for sawing IN SPITE of my sore body.

 

 

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About 2/3 rds of the days cut
 



 Did 2 of these 6" X 9" X 28' beams from the last log of the day. Fiddly but it worked very well.

The Carbide blade on the mill now has just over 7000 BF and still cutting good. 

Todays sizes were 6"x9"x20' and 4"X6"X20' which help the BF add up quicker.    
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2750 on: Today at 06:39:26 AM »
Good job cutting lumber longer than the mill. Not everyone can do that.
You are a master sawyer. smiley_beertoast
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« Reply #2751 on: Today at 10:02:22 AM »
Thank you Peter. I have to say thankyou to the people that have posted how too tips on here as well. Its fiddly work. Took 3 hours to get them both down to size. I took a pic of the log when I got it on the mill but accidentally deleted it and a couple of others when I went to up load.   
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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2007 Woodmizer LT40HDG28 almost Super
2 Logrite 36 inch cant hooks and a bunch of stuff I built myself


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