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Author Topic: Picked up my mill last weekend!  (Read 8182 times)

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Picked up my mill last weekend!
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:59:46 PM »
Alright now, just let me have my moment.  I know that soon I will probably be questioning whether or not I should have done this.....






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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 07:01:09 PM »
No Question, you needed it you wanted it and now you have it. Good for you!! :)
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 07:03:31 PM »
TOO COOL!  8) 8) 8) 8)

Congradulations! 

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005, 07:06:53 PM »
Congradulations...  Now... go make sawdust and have fun!!

Say,  it's blue.  That much I can see.  It's got 4 post.  But I don't see a name.  Is it a Cook?
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 07:35:14 PM »
CONGRATS From A Sawmill Greenhorn   8)

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2005, 07:51:48 PM »
 smiley_bouncing_pinky smiley_thumbsup smiley_clapping

 Congrtulations   Nice saw smiley_clapping smiley_clapping

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2005, 08:13:02 PM »
Actually, it's not a brand name saw.  The guy I am buying it from built it from the ground up himself.  His real job is designing and building industrial equipment for the motor companies in the St. Louis area so he knew what he was doing.  It's all hydraulic and pretty much everything is built overkill......meaning far heavier than it really needs to be.  The log loading cylinders are rated at 20,000 each!  :o  I get the mill, all of his milling tools, (cant hooks, sharpener, setter, etc.) even the shelter it's under.  I will be going up early on Mem. Day to take down the shelter and, hopefully, haul everything home in one trip.  I had to borrow the last $3000 to make it happen, but I don't think that's bad for overhead.

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2005, 08:14:48 PM »
Looking good, but now you are going to go nuts until you get it all figured out.

P.S Don't none of us have it all figured out. So were all nuts. :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2005, 08:19:49 PM »
I quit trying to figure out everything a long time ago.  Now all I have to do is figure out how to convince my wife to run this thing while I fish.  ;D

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 09:19:26 PM »
....  I know that soon I will probably be questioning whether or not I should have done this.....

 ;D I know that feeling well. For the first month after I got my mill I was flip-flopping. One day it was"What were you thinking of -- you must have been crazy." Then the next day someone would tell me how much need there was for another mill in these parts.

I finally sat myself down and had a little talk with myself. "You bought the thing, you're committed, now you're just DanG well going to have to figure out how to make it pay."

It'll be cool  :).

Nice looking mill.
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2005, 09:31:39 PM »
Just a heads up, there are plans on ebay that appear to be from the same designer and builder.  I've got a set and it looks like a real nice saw, keep us posted on how it works.

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 09:43:49 PM »
I had to borrow the last $3000 to make it happen, but I don't think that's bad for overhead.

What a great deal for a lifetime of fun and sawdust everywhere.

if you want to find someone to question "why you have done this"  you've come to the wrong place.
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2005, 09:45:29 PM »
 good looking mill ya got there. congrats  8) 8)
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2005, 09:47:07 PM »
Yup, that's the same fellow.  He is selling the CAD plans on eBay for the same mill.  He had planned on selling mills, but found that building them alone, from the ground up, instead of on an assembly line, was just too time consuming for the return.  That's something else I get too, a copy of the CAD plans.  Just so you know, he has spent a lot of time updating the plans so they are as current as they can be and reflect any mods and changes he made after the initial build.

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2005, 09:52:18 PM »
It's all hydraulic and pretty much everything is built overkill......meaning far heavier than it really needs to be.  The log loading cylinders are rated at 20,000 each! 

What drives the HD pump?  What is the pump's GPM and PSI?  Many mills that have a lot of hydraulics use a second engine to run the pump.
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2005, 11:41:03 PM »
Cool good on ya Smakman,

there's nothing like cutting your first board -just ask Jeff, he's cut for someone else for more than score and 5 years, but only recently cut HIS first boards. He'll tell ya it is truly memorable
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2005, 06:19:22 AM »
It is truly memorable. We are excited for ya 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2005, 06:41:42 AM »
Good job - now go make some saw dust.  AND remember, we have got to have pictures of the first boards.  Pictures, more pictures.

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Re: Woo hoo! Picking up my mill this weekend!
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2005, 07:40:52 AM »
CONGRATULATION  on your new mill , Looks like you done REAL GOOD
to me  8)
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2005, 08:40:07 AM »
Quote from: Bibbyman

What drives the HD pump?  What is the pump's GPM and PSI?  Many mills that have a lot of hydraulics use a second engine to run the pump.

The 24 HP Honda runs the pump as well as the blade.  It's a Bosch pump, the GPM is 25.  The PSI was adjustable and operates at around 500-700 PSI if I recall correctly.


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