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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #780 on: May 22, 2022, 08:37:38 PM »
good call on that one Howard. ;D
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« Reply #781 on: May 22, 2022, 11:51:24 PM »
I think that trailer will go through a 10-foot gate, just have to get up some speed. :D :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #782 on: May 23, 2022, 07:11:40 AM »
How about....... MY FIRST BOARD!!!!!


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #783 on: May 23, 2022, 07:54:31 AM »
Trailer police will be knocking on your door.  "Sir, is your name Howard?  We have a warrant for your arrest, and your trailer will be confiscated."
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #784 on: May 23, 2022, 08:23:40 AM »
Doc,

   I see great minds think alike. :D

   One thing I guess I had known and been doing for years but yesterday it crystalized in my feeble little mind that for most sawing cuts to faces 1 & 3 determine the width of the board/cant(s) while cuts to faces 2&4 determine the number of boards returned.

   My, and many others technique, is to put the log on the mill, rotate till the heart check is parallel to the bed rails, saw a slab and a flitch or two then rotate 180 degrees and repeat taking care to start on a mark that will leave the widest possible or desired size board and or cant(s). 

   Yesterday when cutting my big poplar log I knew I was going to be sawing 2" framing so when sawing on the 2d and 4th faces I started on one of my marks off my cheat sheet to end on a finished 2" board. When I saw it was possible to salvage a 4/4 board I'd move up an inch plus kerf, saw and set that flitch aside, resume sawing 2" flitches till I got past the bark where I wanted to be and rotate again. 

   Turning the log/cant to face #2 and 4 I cut a few 2" flitches then when I got the pith positioned where I wanted it I did a 1/4" trim cut to hit my mark to make a 4" and an 8" cant, rotated both together and sawed 2" finished 2X8 and 2X4 boards to the rails. In some cases I'd have made 3-4" cants centering the pith in one. If the pith is off center I might make a 6" and a 4" cant. In many cases I saw the cant more on one side than the other till the pith is going to be centered in one of my cants then saw.

   Simply stated when sawing faces 1 & 3 keep in mind and start on marks to yield the width of the boards you want to produce whether you plan on a single cant with the pith centered on multiple cants with the pith centered in one of them and when sawing faces 2 & 4 start on your mark off your cheat sheet to end on a finished board of the thickness you want.

   When sawing for grade or quartersawing, this technique goes out the window. 

Danny,

   Do the sticker police moonlight as trailer police?
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #785 on: May 23, 2022, 12:24:26 PM »
 

Well unless the trailer police are also the sawhorse police I should be safe. I got the load transferred here temporarily till the customer can come collect it. I also went ahead and trimmed off the wane and cut to length the side lumber I had salvaged and stacked it in the proper place. All this in the drizzling and miserable rain which prevented me from sawing another log or two and trying to complete the customer's order.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #786 on: May 23, 2022, 01:17:59 PM »
  One thing I guess I had known and been doing for years but yesterday it crystalized in my feeble little mind that for most sawing cuts to faces 1 & 3 determine the width of the board/cant(s) while cuts to faces 2&4 determine the number of boards returned.
Verbalizing that fundamental of sawing lumber so succinctly is invaluable.  Other stuff tends to get our attention before some of the obvious stuff.  Obvious stuff that really are the fundamentals of sawing lumber.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #787 on: May 23, 2022, 02:49:13 PM »
Howard, the Sticker Police and the Trailer Police are different agencies. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #788 on: May 23, 2022, 07:37:37 PM »
 

 
I am finally winding this one up and should finish tomorrow.  One log on the sawmill and the final log in the get-go-ready position.  Over 15Mbf sawn and I will have a final tally plus some pictures tomorrow.

I have customers waiting, but my plans are to park the sawmill for the rest of the week.
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« Reply #789 on: May 23, 2022, 08:38:05 PM »
You have done a great job on that one.  I am envious of the logs you had on this gig.  Thank you for sharing pictures.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #790 on: May 23, 2022, 09:20:34 PM »
Yes Sir, no question this has to be the highest quality logs that I have ever sawn on one job.  Not the first one knotty, nor crooked.  18" was the smallest top end and 31" the largest butt.  I think that there were a total of 43 logs. 

I have been riding the sawmill hard and lotsa big logs have been hitting the bed rails so it is time for me to check and make any needed adjustments.
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« Reply #791 on: May 24, 2022, 06:02:12 AM »
This is in some black gold. Hollowed out inside of stump. Inside was this guy. What is it ?

 

 

  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #792 on: May 24, 2022, 02:20:51 PM »
The logs before I began:  LINK  Without measuring, I estimated that it would be over 14Mbf.



 
The last log was sawn 2" X 1&2 live edge. 


 
And it turned out some purdy slabs.


 
The Sticker Police were not always watching.


 
From the inside looking out.


 
The Kubota pulled the sawmill out to solid ground.


 
And I left nothing but slabs, sawdust, and 17,261 bf of stickered lumber.  I am glad that I decided to slow down on my sawing last year because this puts me @ over 80Mbf in 5 months of sawing. Not a record but it ain't too shabby.
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« Reply #793 on: May 24, 2022, 06:05:45 PM »
Slabbed up some big sycamore.  I have straps and weight on it.  We hope I can tame the drying movement.  Gorgeous wood.



 

 

 


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« Reply #794 on: May 24, 2022, 07:42:21 PM »
 

 

Sure is going to be hard to catch up with the MM at this rate. (I'll either have to break one of his legs or his ride along seat to slow him down.) I sawed these 2 - 14' long poplar tops as part of an order I have. I got 168 bf including 7 - 2X8s and a couple of 2X6s. Finished the 2X8s, need  5 more 2X6 (I probably have that many in stock if I wanted to dig them out) and a dozen 2X4X14 to finish the order. I have a 13'11" log to finish the 2X6s which only need to be 12' long and I'll stretch an extra inch out of the bevel on the cut if I can and that should about finish the order. If not one more tree will do it.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #795 on: May 24, 2022, 09:04:09 PM »
My first slabs cut on my homemade mill!



 

I forgot what kind of log this one was, but I think it was red oak.  

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Is this spalting? I thought it looked like flames.                                                                            br>
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« Reply #796 on: May 24, 2022, 10:27:43 PM »
yes, the black lines are spalting.  ;)
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« Reply #797 on: May 25, 2022, 09:27:29 AM »
 

Got out and sawed up this stock log today. 13'10" or so poplar. 187 bf of 2X6 and 2X4 to finish my customer's order.


These plus the boards shown earlier on the saw horses are about 1,000 bf of poplar framing from 12'-16' and 2X4 to 2X8.

   Now I just need to call him to come pick it up. I think he will have to rent a longer trailer as he only has about a 10' utility trailer. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #798 on: May 25, 2022, 10:13:43 AM »
Yes he will because you can not haul 16' lumber in a 10' trailer. 

Round figure speaking, you need to follow the 60-40 rule, 60% of the weight in front of the axle and 40% behind.  A tail wagging trailer will get you in big trouble very quickly.  :-X  Yes, I have been there!!  Yikes !!!  :o
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« Reply #799 on: May 25, 2022, 10:38:46 AM »
I usually put down the pick-up truck rear gate and stack the longer ones narrowly in the center of the trailer.  Then you just make sure you don't do a 90 degree turn on your way to the destination.
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