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I need a better mousetrap!
« on: June 26, 2016, 07:43:22 AM »
I am looking to improve my log clamping system. The log dogs that were provided with my track system do "OK" but I feel that I could fabricate something better. I am looking for ideas from others mills that I could copy. I have looked at the useful mod's thread and didnt find anything that suited my fancy.

After visiting with fishfighter and seeing the adjustable stops he has on his woodland mills, I think I am going to copy that for the log stop. What I am looking for is a travelling clamp that I can fabricate to use in conjunction with that type of stop.

Can you guys provide me with some pictures of what you are using on your mills?

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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2016, 09:38:09 AM »
I'll be watchen this...
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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 03:00:31 PM »
I got my idea from robnrob2 who hasn't been online in a long time. They are cam clamps which, IMO work better than the screw clamps they replaced.


 

 
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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2016, 05:43:11 PM »
I will be watching this as well.  I don't have a good picture to show of mine but they need fixing.  Mine have a cam action that runs front to back when tightening.  That sometimes moves the cant or boards I'm trying to edge.  I like the way the one above is set up but I would make one major change.  I would want the cam to be engaged when the lever is down.  If I'm cutting large logs, that arm sticking out will interfere with my saw head.
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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 09:30:46 PM »
ljohn,

If you want the lever down, slide the clamping assembly away from the log just a tad and press it all the way down. I have to do that for just the reason you give - so the saw head will pass by unencumbered when sawing a full size log. The cant shown is rather small so there was no need for the extra room.

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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 12:22:30 AM »
That's what I get for Assuming...  It looked like you would lift to make the cam engage.
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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 09:48:44 AM »
My log dogs look like this, they work well.  maybe not the fastest to be set.





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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 10:02:33 AM »
WOW! That's really unique. I love the travelling log bunk. Do you get much movement with them being so low on the log?
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Re: I need a better mousetrap!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 10:49:30 AM »
Properly tightened the log is stable enough.

What I have to make is a right angle bracket for cutting beams or cants.


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