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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11100 on: November 07, 2018, 02:04:55 PM »
Well, it ain't raining here today, I'm sawing up two cherry logs for a tug boat captain.
Here is a 5/4x12x8' piece from the first log:



 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11101 on: November 07, 2018, 02:15:05 PM »
Rain has my sawing shut down but I may see some blue sky next week.  ::)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11102 on: November 07, 2018, 02:24:07 PM »
No rain here today but the wind is blowing so hard I had to sit on the mill to keep it from blowing away...
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11103 on: November 07, 2018, 05:46:45 PM »
Cit this little red oak log for a customer today. This was the second log up. He said he's going to try to figure out how to get the butt log over here. Says the butt log is over 62 inch diameter. I told him to try and find someone else to take that monster. This "little" log was pushing the limits of both my loader and mill. It's just not worth it to put all that stress on the equipment.

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11104 on: November 07, 2018, 08:17:42 PM »
No Sir, it is not. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11105 on: November 07, 2018, 09:13:22 PM »
I sometime get by with up to 42" but they are a chore.  Anything over 36" usually needs some Bibbying.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11106 on: November 08, 2018, 05:23:14 AM »
Cit this little red oak log for a customer today. This was the second log up. He said he's going to try to figure out how to get the butt log over here. Says the butt log is over 62 inch diameter. I told him to try and find someone else to take that monster. This "little" log was pushing the limits of both my loader and mill. It's just not worth it to put all that stress on the equipment.


I have a walnut log incoming that is even larger. Bibbying it isn't prudent so I am either going to rip it or find a Hudson sawyer. Thought about getting a Hudson a few times, but then the game changes again: bigger loader, better handling equipment, bigger kiln, etc. Big slabs are back-breakers...I like nice, clean 12" wide 8/4. ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11107 on: November 08, 2018, 04:16:49 PM »
I'm about to test some limits myself...got to figure out what to do with this poplar, 12' long, 32" on the small end, 42" on the big end



 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11108 on: November 08, 2018, 05:32:22 PM »
Is your Head wound all healed up, Dawg?
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11109 on: November 08, 2018, 06:49:54 PM »
   I hope that is blue paint and not metal in that log. Good luck.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11110 on: November 08, 2018, 07:48:37 PM »
Tulip will sometime display that blue in the heartwood.

Just load that baby up, butt toward the front and saw it Dawg.  That egg shape plus the cantilever head will will be your friends.  smiley_thumbsup

DanG, you got a W I D E, so you will not have to open but one eye.  ;)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11111 on: November 08, 2018, 10:13:54 PM »
The big ones are a huge chore, most of the time sawing it is the easy part.


 
This 4' wide red oak was about all I could lift


 
It took a while to get on the mill , leveled and ready to saw


 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11112 on: November 08, 2018, 11:02:57 PM »
  I hope that is blue paint and not metal in that log. Good luck.
Actually something valuable called Rainbow Poplar.  If you google that you'll see lots of neat stuff.  We had a stand of it and let it go before realizing it was really rainbow.  We had orange, blue, purple, green in the lumber.  Neat stuff.
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« Reply #11113 on: November 09, 2018, 06:05:40 AM »
Is your Head wound all healed up, Dawg?
Yes Sir, it actually healed up very quickly! 
  I hope that is blue paint and not metal in that log. Good luck.
Actually something valuable called Rainbow Poplar.  If you google that you'll see lots of neat stuff.  We had a stand of it and let it go before realizing it was really rainbow.  We had orange, blue, purple, green in the lumber.  Neat stuff.

Yep, this should be some intresting lumber in these boards.  When the poplar gets this big and old, it turns rainbow inside!  It's not metal! I got this log from a logger that logs in the woods! 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11114 on: November 09, 2018, 09:02:19 AM »
Starting on this next bunch of nice oak logs for my customer. Should finish his order and then some.



 

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« Reply #11115 on: November 09, 2018, 09:10:10 AM »
It's good to see that the rain is holding off and you are able to get some sawing done Jim.  We have much rain and more in the forecast.  No sawing.  :-\
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« Reply #11116 on: November 09, 2018, 09:41:48 AM »
It's good to see that the rain is holding off and you are able to get some sawing done Jim.  We have much rain and more in the forecast.  No sawing.  :-\
Suppose to rain tonight from 9pm to 2am but not be raining again till Tuesday, we'll see if they are right this time.
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« Reply #11117 on: November 09, 2018, 12:43:02 PM »
Geez , I've been sawing in the pouring rain getting soaked to the bone. Cut a couple walnut logs just the other day in a down pour. Should I not be sawing in the rain? Is it going to ruin the mill? I leave the debarker cover on and dont use it.
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« Reply #11118 on: November 09, 2018, 01:03:28 PM »
   I won't intentionally saw in the rain. I may finish a cut or two if it starts raining after I started and there is an urgent reason to finish but I don't like the wet sawdust clumping on everything potentially messing up my thickness of cut and such. Also I figure it is generally unsafe due to slick ground and equipment to manipulate.

   I leave the cover on my debarker all the time anyway. Never heard any reason not to. I have not noticed any problems from that practice.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #11119 on: November 09, 2018, 03:50:42 PM »
35 years ago when I was 40 I also did many things in the rain, but those days are loong behind me. 

I am content to stand aside and  smiley_wavy
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