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Thank You Magicman
« on: March 05, 2013, 10:29:12 PM »
I am not totally set in my ways, but I have a certian way I like to do things. However I had been sawing some Biguns and today I had one oriented backwards, big end toward the saw, and since MM had told everyone that is how he likes to saw logs that are big enough to need a little whittlin, I tried it. It worked great. I only had to trim a little on one log out of 4 on the small end and once I started a cut there was no more whittlin neccesary.
3 of the 4 logs I cut today were 36'' on the butt end so they took some ''bibbying'' down to get them sawed. The mill wouldnt turn them the first time. I had to help with the forklift. The total of the 4 logs yeilded over 1600bdft.

So Thank you so much Magic. I appreciate your help today.

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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 11:40:33 PM »
Nice to see credit given where credit is due, seems rare now days?  :(

I like to saw the big end first on those big ones, means I don't misjudge when I get to the other end... (that's just me showing my newbie colours I thought...  :D)


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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 02:52:24 AM »
Saw millers are just carpenters with bigger bits of wood

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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 07:34:03 AM »
Glad things worked out for you Paul.

Sawing "big end first" can save a lot of headaches!
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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 07:37:15 AM »
And the FF comes through again! I'm just happy to have found this place and see that others are benefitting as much as me!  8)
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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 10:09:04 AM »
Say what  ???   I am glad that you had a good day Paul.   :)

Yup, I like the big ends first on the (too) biguns.  Small end first on the rest.
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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 11:34:57 AM »
Ought to take a poll here.  Everyone who figured it out BEFORE loading an oversized log for the first time, raise your hand.  About the third time I had to drive in wedges so I could back the blade out to make room for the chain saw to do a little trimming, it dawned on me smiley_dark_bulb.  I figure if I hang out on the forum enough, I'll get the hang of it.  Now, if I could just remember to lower the toe rollers when I've got a flat side down, and keep the clamps lower than the blade, I'd cut some lumber (I even cut into a toe roller once, but I don't want to talk about that).
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Re: Thank You Magicman
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 04:50:26 PM »
That's part of the secret handshake deal. never admit you saw into something on the mill that is not wood.  ;D  I have my hand out so you can shake it.  :D Everytime I do it,I feel so stupid too.
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