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Basic Mill Setup
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:41:19 PM »
Now that I am using my mill I thought I would post my





I set up some dead bunks out of 6x6 with 48" sections that tilt back out of the way.  Slabs to the left and finished lumber to the right.  Normally it is just me so there is a bit of walking around the saw.  The opening is 16ft.  This was my first barn and I made my shed roof too small, it is only 10ft wide and I should have gone 16ft.


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Re: Basic Mil Setup
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 06:45:46 PM »
Looks real good from here. Nice setup!

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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 07:03:26 PM »
Looks good. A log deck is a real time saver. Not sure what kind of equipment you have but a slab bunk will save you handling then again.
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 07:25:19 PM »
Well at least you got 'er done ;) You shoulda went 16', you only went 10', I'm still at 0' :(
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 09:00:44 PM »
If ya want more roof--- pop off your face board and cantilever (?) your rafters out another 6'--- its not as though you need to worry about a snow load.

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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 10:19:20 PM »
Some folks with a similar setup add another post (actually 2) and hinge the last ~3' of their deck.  That way they can raise them up and out of the way to clear a walking path on the loading side.
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2016, 10:22:37 PM »
The last 48" are hinged and lift up out of the way.

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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 10:29:52 PM »
I kinda wondered about that, but I will blame it on my ole eyes.  Good, you have a fine setup.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 07:55:13 AM »
Nice neat lashup mate but it looks like sawdust will be a major headache with little room to clear it. Myself I would build a wood trough with a belt or chain to pull the dust out the end. A piece of hose could be put on the dust outlet to feed the trough. A length of overage fire hose would do the deed with a electric motor and gearbox to drive it. Frank C.
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 08:18:26 AM »
You got that mill to the proper working height.  Nice job.
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 11:48:32 AM »
Nice neat lashup mate but it looks like sawdust will be a major headache with little room to clear it. Myself I would build a wood trough with a belt or chain to pull the dust out the end. A piece of hose could be put on the dust outlet to feed the trough. A length of overage fire hose would do the deed with a electric motor and gearbox to drive it. Frank C.

Wheelbarrow fits pretty well so not a big deal to clean up.  I am only cutting for my self so the volume isn't huge.

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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 12:38:25 PM »
You might find you like the bucket hanging on the side to catch the sawdust?

I tried it for a while and it worked for me.

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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 10:20:35 PM »
Yeah, I gotta raise my manual up more... its a few inches
Off the grass, and thats fine because I dont saw much right now. I manually move the logs (which are no more than 10 ft long.) but still at 52 im not able to be Beastmode lumberjack like in the past.
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Re: Basic Mill Setup
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2016, 07:36:16 AM »
Raising the mill to knee height makes a huge difference.
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