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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2005, 06:45:20 AM »
Jeff,

Hokie and I are practically next door neighbors, send me that Rust reaper and I'll let Hokie use it any time he wants> ;) ;)  ;D



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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2005, 09:22:37 AM »
Jeff, I'm not sure what's going on.  I sent it on the day I won it, then I sent it again when you emailed me about it.  I'm going to send it to you via FF mail this time.  Sorry about our disconnects.

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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2005, 09:30:31 AM »
 :D

Still aint got it. Who are you sending the I.M.'s to? 
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2005, 09:44:00 AM »
Jeff, I just sent it a few minutes ago.  All I did was click on your email icon under your pretty picture in your post.  It opens up my outlook and the address is "jeff@forestryforum.com".

Ga_Boy, thanks for the offer, but I think we can get this worked out.

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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2005, 11:23:38 AM »
Got it!
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2005, 08:13:41 PM »
Lost that one Ga Boy :D :D Good try :D :D
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« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2005, 09:30:16 PM »
Yea JT, when you see an oppertunity ya just gotta try.

Hokie,

Not to worry, I was just trying to look out for ya.  In a few weeks I will be driving over to Stanton to vist Outback Heating to pick up a Heatmor unit.


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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2005, 05:19:02 PM »
Hokiemill - I'm sorry I've been a bit quiet lately, but I certainly got shown that great photo the minute you put it up - I had no idea how complementing the gear would be with your (still ;)) black beard - that is certainly a photo worth framing! Thank you so much for putting that up. Mind if we stick it in a newsletter or something when the opportunity comes up??

Oh, and you might have some competition if Sigidi keeps giving me such good feedback too....hmmm...we could run a competition..."Millers Faces of the Millennium"....of course wearing sponsors gear  ;D

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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2005, 06:42:30 PM »
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               To load lucas mill, fit wheels, wind up til wheels above floor of truck/ute trailer  Back/reverse  truck/ute under saw carrier, wind down,  No  ramps needed    How easy was that
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2005, 07:03:57 PM »

 Gidday, Mate.  Welcome to the Forum.   How long ya been sawing??
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2005, 02:48:07 AM »
J D When you say wind up then wind down and wheels, does this mean the Lucas is now fitted with a stearing mechanism and chain? I noticed at Aus timber that they had included apposing rollers at the end of the bed like the Peterson mill. I thought that it was weird, as they did not have the winding means at that time. You'd have to push the centre unit up hill while holding the bed back somehow? I guess maybe they've finally added the sizing wheel, am I right?

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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2005, 11:59:09 AM »
Welcome aboard J.D. and thanks for the input.  Jake, I think what he's saying isn't what you're thinking.  I believe JD is talking about leaving the saw carriage on the rails, put the jockey wheels on, raise the rails and carriage up to a high level, drive the truck bed under the rails and carriage, then drop the rails until the wheels contact the truck bed.  I guess I'd have to try it out first because it seems like some wrestling to do in order to get the carriage off the rails (limited room to move around in the bed of a truck) before you lift the empty rails up high enough to drive out.  If it works, it'll be a good technique for loading up at the cutting site, but I probably wouldn't use it at my house to load the mill - I don't want to set up the rails in order to load the saw carriage - usually easier to find a friend and push like heck.

JD, tell us more about your setup and attach pictures - lots of pictures ;D

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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2005, 04:43:16 PM »
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                  You got it in one!
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NZ JAKE  Hokemill Got about right, he will soon work out the rest  ;)  :) :D
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2005, 05:09:31 PM »
JD

I used to do something similar with the Lucas but I soon learned to get that lad on the ground ASAP.

I attached a lifting chain from the trailer ramps to the Frame lifting winches and wind it up that all important meter so that loading the Power head was a simple mater of walking forward. Doing it lis way the frame gave the ramps stability when they were in the air.

Saved my back and my boiler from pushing that laddie up the ramp. It took a few wet days doing it by my self until I figured out the easier way to do it.

I can't remember how many times I asked Lucas to design set of loading wheels..

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« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2005, 06:39:07 PM »

  Ed and I went to see a fella do some sawing with a Lucas, today.

  Let's just say, that, some guys should not be allowed to own or use tools  ::) ::)

  He has it set up permanent. It is about 150' from the log yard. He drags 1 log at a time, behind his pick-up. There is a ditch formed from dragging logs in the same track. Right now, it has about 10" of water and sandy mud in the ditch. He then rolls the log UPHILL to the bunks. He does not use notches in the bunks. He says they are worn out, and he skims them with the blade occasionally.  ::) ::) ::)

  There is lumber piles stacked all around the mill. He carries slabs and everything away from the mill.

  He then cranks the mill end a little higher on the far end. That way, when you let go of the push-bar, the saw "drifts" toward him and makes it easier to pull.  :o :o :o ::) ::)

  The log will rock a little, especially when the blade has "several" hours between sharpenings.  ::) ::) ::)  I checked it, while he was shoveling a truck load of sawdust. The teeth would NEVER cut you.  :o ::) ::) ::)

  He finally made a few cuts, and the blade would bind. Instead of carrying a few shims in his pocket, to prop the board UP, away from the blade, he push-pulled the sawhead several times, in the same area, trimming material from the board side of the cut, with each pass, until the head pushed easily to the far end of the track.

  He says that flat sawing the boards is easier. Is it not better to do the boards "on edge" rather than flatways ???  He does mostly 2 X 8's and 2 X 10's. ??????

  He says, yer gonna LOVE this, Them knots are hard to cut and keep the board flat.  ::) ::) ::) ::)

  We had to leave.  ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2005, 07:06:14 PM »

  Let's just say, that, some guys should not be allowed to own or use tools  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

That might just be me - First 10 minutes with the new Peterson WPF? Hit nail on edge (lengthwise) and striped off all 6 teeth ("thats a funny sound..."). I was amazed that the mill still finished the cut!

On the loading issue - I tried to load the cutting head into my truck single handedly :o :o. Lets just say I am half way through building a trailer with a suitably low deck!
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« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2005, 07:09:00 PM »
Geez Harold, glad it was not one of OUR owners.. ::)..although I am sure we have more than a few like that....

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« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2005, 07:50:28 PM »

  I'da took some pitchers, but, dit'n wanna embarrass the guy, without his knowledge. ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2010, 05:21:27 PM »
someone could help me to build a swingblade?

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Re: Peterson vs Lucas
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2010, 07:02:54 AM »
osmar, there is a thread on the forum at the moment of some lads who are building or have built their own swingmills - it has heaps of very good info - take a look at it.
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