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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9640 on: May 16, 2018, 08:47:15 PM »
Dustintheblood, must see pics!  sounds awesome

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9641 on: May 16, 2018, 08:48:57 PM »
Dang, when you get back into something. You donít fool around!!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9642 on: May 16, 2018, 10:16:23 PM »
This Saturday's Job..... Big'ns

10/4 Slabs

Will be the biggest I've attempted.  Nervous, but can't wait!!
















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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9643 on: May 16, 2018, 10:41:08 PM »
That last one will be interesting for you anyway.  I'll just watch and smile.  :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9644 on: May 16, 2018, 11:06:01 PM »
Dang, when you get back into something. You donít fool around!!
The home mill's still and always will be small potatoes.  The big northern SPF mills that I do work with --- now they're the big ones.  When you're watching them spit studs out so fast out of the planer line that they're a blur, it's really quite something.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9645 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:24 AM »
E,

I bet sparks will fly ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9646 on: May 17, 2018, 12:14:54 PM »
Sawed a backstop yesterday >:( So I guess I am in that club now :D
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« Reply #9647 on: May 17, 2018, 12:33:35 PM »
Sawed a backstop yesterday >:( So I guess I am in that club now :D
Some days it feels like I was aiming for them  :D :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9648 on: May 17, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
Maybe you should not have paid as much attention to WDH's comment above but at least you did make the sparks fly.  ::)  :D
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« Reply #9649 on: May 17, 2018, 01:31:45 PM »
4/4x3.5''-8 red oak post oak and a little blackjack oak mixed in. We get a lot of logs that will not tie and 4/4x3.5''-8' is what we make from them. The buyer I have for most of that size will cut them down to 4' and notch them for pallet stringers. I had not sold any to him for 5 months and back in April he called needing them as his largest supplier cut him out for some reason. 

We have cut him 2 loads of 1600 each back in April and now he needs more. Got 200 ties( a semi load) ready to go out and Scott should finish our load of 3x4-10 today so I can deliver it Monday. 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9650 on: May 17, 2018, 02:59:26 PM »
Well I'm on a Chainsaw mill kick.  I'm going to do everything I have that requires the CSM.  Here is a large Walnut trunk 10 ft long.  It has a hollow in one side with a bunch of carpenter ants in residence.
I got three good slabs.
Slab 1 top.


 

Slab 1 bottom.

 


Slab 2.

 

The 3 good slabs plus what was left.

 

Here's what was left with the big hollow in it.  You can see the start of the ant next on the left side.

 

So I split it down the middle with my chainsaw(didn't take much) and will mill the solid part on the left on the band mill.  I might throw the right side on, but I know I probably won't get much of anything.



I noticed last week after the first ash log that I have some broken teeth it appears.  I don't recall hitting any metal, I didn't see any.  I've got about 5 teeth like this on my 66" bar.  Two are next to eachother, and the others are spread out on the chain.  I was wondering if I should do anything or just keep running.  Should I replace the part of the chain with broken teeth?  I'm thinking not because then the new teeth would be longer/taller than the rest of the chain.  It's a 10 degree grind skip tooth rip chain from Granberg.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9651 on: May 17, 2018, 03:28:26 PM »
If replacing the teeth you should sharpen them back to match the rest.

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« Reply #9652 on: May 17, 2018, 03:49:59 PM »
I would just grind them off and call it a "semi-skip" chain. 

If you have ever looked at the chain on a Lucas or Peterson chain slabber, they run a "super skip", which is a pair of cutters every 8 or so links.  In a wide cut, you won't notice the missing ones. It wont  run rough or jerky because you still have plenty of cutters in the wood. 
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« Reply #9653 on: May 17, 2018, 04:32:58 PM »
Nothin!

Blew the 225 amp fuse. Called Wood-Mixer Portland yesterday afternoon and 3 new ones will be delivered today. So should be sawing tomorrow. 

When I looked in the fuse box I saw that the previous owner of the mill had used the extra fuse and not replaced it. Bad me for not looking sooner. 
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« Reply #9654 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:36 PM »
PLook what just showed up!
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« Reply #9655 on: May 17, 2018, 07:02:37 PM »
Brad,
I'm following your CSM activities with great interest. I just got my Granberg and a longer B/C combo for my MS 461, most of next year's firewood is cut- and I'm going to saw some when I get it rigged with an auxiliary oiler and winch (plenty of tips on how to do on this site.
Between yours and Busybeaver's recent posts, I'm learning enough to be dangerous (hopefully only to a log).
Are all the broken cutters on your chain on one side? If so, does it want to pull to one side like some improperly sharpened 30* chains do (don't ask how I know about that, guys talk!)? 
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« Reply #9656 on: May 17, 2018, 07:06:53 PM »
What blew the fuse Darrel?  Bad/loose connection somewhere?  You would never regret replacing and upgrading to the new fuse block and fuses.
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« Reply #9657 on: May 17, 2018, 10:51:18 PM »
olcowhand, 
The broken cutters are mixed on both sides.  With the experience I have so far, i would not use the winch/cable.  At least you would not be cranking on it hard.  I find, even with the 090 you can bog it down easily in a wide cut.  You have to listen and feel the saw to keep  your RPMs up.  You want to be cutting at full RPMs or close to it.  It's slow cutting.  Also if you're leaning over to push the saw, it will wear on your back.  If I can kneel I do.  It's easier to do when you've cut a few slabs and are getting closer to the ground.

As I've been telling some others, CSM'ing is a young mans game and I'm not as young as I used to be (46).  Last Saturday I was on a marathon to get the second big Ash cut, the next day my back was really sore, and my arms were aching all day.  I didn't feel good.  It was 50 percent better on Monday, and by Tuesday I was ok.  I'm trying to get all the pieces I've saved up for CSM'ing done so I can be done with it for awhile.  The walnut definitely sawed a bit easier than the Ash.
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« Reply #9658 on: May 17, 2018, 11:18:08 PM »
Yes MM, it took me a while to find it but the big wire that goes to the contractor that contacts the contact strip had a bare spot in it so I replaced it. Everything in the hydraulic box looks good. 

Someday, I will upgrade to the new fuse block. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #9659 on: May 17, 2018, 11:30:23 PM »
Nice slabs Brad, I really like the color
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