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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12140 on: February 11, 2019, 08:56:16 PM »
Today I/we have been "making ready" for my road trip return next week.  Dull blades boxed, sharp blades ready, new Debarker blade, new power feed belt, chainsaw gas/oil, ATF, marking paint, wire brushes, & Diesel.  PatD has been busy with my laundry.  Nothing exciting, just check items off of the list.  Anytime that I am sawing that far away from home, my comfort level gets stretched.   ::)  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12141 on: February 11, 2019, 10:37:19 PM »
Ive gotten a couple calls this week, but this weather is holding me back. Last night we got about 10 of fresh snow and the temps have been hitting single digits. It looks like my plan of running the mill full time, is going to be put on hold for a while. It looks like Im going back to punching a clock again next month. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12142 on: February 11, 2019, 11:04:53 PM »
Loaded down a trailer load of cypress  beams for a customer to start timber frame home in NW Ms. today at the load dock noticed the plum trees are starting to bloom and all the tree buds are swelled,  looks like spring is ready to spring around here.
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« Reply #12143 on: February 11, 2019, 11:25:15 PM »
Saturday
Laying out a log from a balsam (true fir) boomstick. Western Hemlock and doug fir next.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12144 on: February 12, 2019, 08:33:45 AM »
the plum trees are starting to bloom and all the tree buds are swelled, looks like spring is ready to spring around here.
We have had a few daffodils for several weeks, but now they are everywhere.  The lawn grass is greening up. 

The only thing that is hampering my sawing is rain....much rain.  The forecast is ~50% for next week which is not good when you are 230 miles from home on the customer's expenses.  Hopefully I can get at least 6 hours per day sawing.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12145 on: February 12, 2019, 08:57:38 AM »
Not sawing anything yet.
Snow at the mill site got down to about 8" during our short spring last week, but is snowing now and expect 6 to 10" then freezing rain.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12146 on: February 12, 2019, 12:07:19 PM »
We picked up another 6-8 of fresh snow last night. No sawing this week ❄️❄️❄️❄️
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« Reply #12147 on: February 12, 2019, 12:22:23 PM »
the plum trees are starting to bloom and all the tree buds are swelled, looks like spring is ready to spring around here.
We have had a few daffodils for several weeks, but now they are everywhere.  The lawn grass is greening up.  

The only thing that is hampering my sawing is rain....much rain.  The forecast is ~50% for next week which is not good when you are 230 miles from home on the customer's expenses.  Hopefully I can get at least 6 hours per day sawing.
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« Reply #12148 on: February 12, 2019, 02:24:26 PM »
 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12149 on: February 12, 2019, 03:07:00 PM »
You guys are KILLIN' me.
 Nope, you will freeze long before our hot air gets to you.  :D

Paul, nice slabbing.  Plans for the slabs?
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« Reply #12150 on: February 12, 2019, 03:20:15 PM »
Just thinking about some table projects, I cut them 8/4, because I have never worked with either species before but have heard they tend to do the wave if cut to thin. I do not have a kiln so air dry to about 12% is all that I can get here in SC. 

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« Reply #12151 on: February 12, 2019, 07:19:17 PM »
Today I/we have been "making ready" for my road trip return next week.  Dull blades boxed, sharp blades ready, new Debarker blade, new power feed belt, chainsaw gas/oil, ATF, marking paint, wire brushes, & Diesel.  PatD has been busy with my laundry.  Nothing exciting, just check items off of the list.  Anytime that I am sawing that far away from home, my comfort level gets stretched.   ::)  
Hi, How many hours do you find the debarker blade to last?
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« Reply #12152 on: February 12, 2019, 07:56:00 PM »
This is my fourth Debarker blade in over 16 years of sawing.  I have a few missing teeth so I need to get the torch/silver solder out and do some transplants.  I would think that the rounded/dull teeth could be flipped over and use the other side/end which is square.  

Normally dull doesn't matter much but these logs are so heavily and deeply encrusted with caked/baked on red clay sand that I am hoping that a new blade will help.  We are averaging completely wearing out a wire brush per day.  Even so we will still brush/clean the back side of the logs.

I know that a new blade will really cut deep and sling chips like a tornado.  :o
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #12153 on: February 12, 2019, 09:36:34 PM »
Why did they get so dirty?
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« Reply #12154 on: February 12, 2019, 09:45:52 PM »
Every thread is the rain thread  :D
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« Reply #12155 on: February 12, 2019, 10:01:09 PM »
Larry, making useful and beautiful things out of the most environmental friendly material on the planet.

We need to insure our customers understand the importance of our craft.

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« Reply #12156 on: February 12, 2019, 10:56:52 PM »
Why did they get so dirty?
 All of this property has been excavated, rearranged, and leveled for the condos. All of the trees were felled with a trackhoe (stump and all) and no attempt was made to keep the sand off of the logs.  I was actually horrified a year ago when I made my first trip and saw the logs.


 
Nothing but sand.


 
So we just brush and saw.  ;D


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« Reply #12157 on: February 12, 2019, 11:00:26 PM »
I have a few missing teeth so I need to get the torch/silver solder out and do some transplants.


Geesh, seems extreme to me.  Don't y'all have any dentists in Mississippi? What does that have to do with your debarker anyway? :D
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« Reply #12158 on: February 12, 2019, 11:02:07 PM »
Gotta keep my Grillz looking good.  ;D
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« Reply #12159 on: February 12, 2019, 11:04:34 PM »
hey Larry, what species and dimension.  good looking wood.  sounds like MM does his own dental work getting out the torch and doing some tooth transplants.


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