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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2015, 10:06:47 PM »
True to a point, but in this instance it should not be a killer. 
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« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2015, 10:22:51 PM »
I found a pair of Walnut trees to really give this modification a good test. I have a can of fluid film on hand every time I use it extended, I give it a good spray with oil each time. So far I have not noticed any issues with the metals reacting.

This Walnut is is 35'' at breast height.

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We'll need 2 videos: one when you cut that monster down, and a second when you mill it. What a beautiful walnut!

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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #102 on: October 24, 2015, 10:33:13 AM »
x2 on the videos!


Fluid Film is great stuff I use it frequently.
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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #103 on: October 22, 2017, 05:10:23 PM »
Canadianwoodworks.

Some were talking about your mill extension in another thread lately. And i was wondering how the extension has fared to this day?

Any corrosion with aluminium to steel electrolysis?

Any kind of other problem?

Thanks.

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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #104 on: October 22, 2017, 08:55:26 PM »
100% the best thing i've done to this sawmill, cutting with it in extended mode is a dream, and being able to go back to stock size is great, as I do cut a good amount of smaller material 6'' wide and beams.

I've not noticed anything with the steel on aluminium issue brought up here, it easily slides in or out.  I do apply fluid film about once a month... ok ok maybe every 3 months...LOL



Canadianwoodworks.

Some were talking about your mill extension in another thread lately. And i was wondering how the extension has fared to this day?

Any corrosion with aluminium to steel electrolysis?

Any kind of other problem?

Thanks.

Max.

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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #105 on: October 23, 2017, 04:15:34 AM »
Cool, good to know.

I can't do that on mine. Since i have a totally different beast. Tho, with nearly a 5' throat, i'm not too worried. But since i had asked about the electrolysis issue before. It was a good time to ask again. And the other guys know it's an option.

Thanks again for replying.
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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2017, 10:53:57 PM »
I just now watched your vids. That was a great mod man, A++ on execution! I want to do this to my mill now, but first I'll have to get an Lt70 so I can also run the wide, thick bands for those big cuts!
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« Reply #107 on: October 24, 2017, 09:56:12 PM »
Tremendous mod!  First time I've run across this thread.  Thanks for taking the time to make the videos and answer all the questions.  I would've been pretty sure that the extension would result in wavy cuts. Glad to hear it doesn't.
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« Reply #108 on: December 12, 2017, 09:59:10 PM »
That sure is one sweet job you did there.  Wow, simply wow. 
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« Reply #109 on: November 04, 2018, 05:51:49 PM »
   Very nice modification to a single post mill. Wish I could do it to my two post Turner Mills mill.
   Beautiful walnut log you were sawing also.

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Re: I cut my sawmill in half!
« Reply #110 on: November 05, 2018, 10:01:24 PM »
I'll have to make some decisions about the aluminum contacting the steel, I did not know about the issues.

I have thought about making it move in an out at the flick of a switch, but no set plans, first get it cutting at extended width.

I just received my blade 195'' I should have about a 46'' throat. We have milled with the mill in it's stock position for an entire week since putting it back together with no issues.

Thanks for all the well wishes & suggestions!
in the aviation industry, when dealing with dissimilar metal contact (steel to alum, steel to mag, mag to alum) 2 things we use, 2 part epoxy primer and a 2 part sulphur based, petroleum resistant rubber, called pro seal, or 1422 B 1/2 or 870 B 1/2 for their mil prf number. the pro seal isn't cheap, about $75 a qt, but a little goes a LONG way. 
put 2-3 coatings of epoxy primer, allowing each coat to dry completely, then apply a coating of pro seal, using a sealant roller, or take a cheap paint roller, remove the plastic wheels for the roller brush, and replace with a 2" wood dowel, or preferably some kind of solid round plastic. let the sealant cure completely. if not, installing it wet will cause the insert beam to require your tractor to pull it out. if you are interested in the locating those 2 metal prep items, let me know, and will find a link with them. i think sky geek and aircraft spruce both sell those 2 items.  
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