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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1360 on: September 29, 2022, 05:49:58 PM »
Dropping the band on the cant by hitting the auto down to early, and then hoping that it didnít bend your blade guide arm up, thatís all too familiar. On my 70 super, the head return control overrides the fall if you do that so that prevents some of it.

I understand what you were saying about a freefall. Not saying you did this and Iím sure what you describe is not the same, but thatís a common occurrence if you havenít reset the set to bed, and it still wants to go to down to 1 inch where it was last used, for example. Again Iím not too helpful with what you observed.

Itís been three years since I last ran Accuset 2. My new machine, my iPhone my iPad my laptop, glad to say neither of our newer vehicles, but things with a computer need to be reset once in a while and itís probably too much to try to explain whatever the Bermuda triangle is that happens now and then. Just take steps that life and limb are not at stake. Maybe my standards are too low.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1361 on: September 29, 2022, 09:06:40 PM »
Tom, the CNC Machines had a big red E-Stop button to hit when they went haywire. On the 50 does it have a key start ? If it does try to crash be ready to cut the switch off. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1362 on: September 29, 2022, 09:15:44 PM »
That presents a conundrum. When I was troubleshooting big machines, if the Op hit the e-stop, we would lose all the errors codes the machine would pop up, so we had nothing to tell us where to look. The same would happen if I could shut the mill off with the key in the 3 seconds I have before it crashes into the bed. 
 I am also a tad concerned that it might give me new problems by killing the engine, drives, and accuset all at once. But your idea is interesting and perhaps if I could hit the button to get it into 'manual mode' before things crunch. I don't know if I can pull that off, but I think it will be my first try. With my luck it will be 2" off the deck when it happens again and there will be no time to even cuss.
 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1363 on: September 29, 2022, 11:56:45 PM »
Does Accuset II have references you can program?  IE a "go to".  On my Super 70 I have both temporary and set references.  The temporary would erase when you reset them or turn the mill off.  The set ones can be adjusted but stay in memory, so with one button I can tell the mill to raise automatically to 36" or fall to 17 13/32".  I am wondering if there is a set reference that has a value of "0" inches from the bed or something like that and it decided to go there.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1364 on: September 30, 2022, 02:20:41 PM »
Just finish sawing a large white pine for a repeat customer. Final was 816 bf of 2 x 6 x 10'. Next on the agenda is to spend the afternoon cleaning the sap off of everything. This was my first time cutting wp. Definitely adding to the "not my favorite" list. I was however glad to see that my water/pine sol lube did a better than expected job keeping the blade clean.

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1365 on: October 01, 2022, 08:11:46 AM »
I am still here and still in the sand box.  186 post/timbers (~18650bf) sawed and 1539 bf of 1X10's.  I am measuring/bucking all of the logs which takes time plus some of the "bought" logs are dirty too. 

I am sawing hourly rate for 8 hours per day which puts his sawing/handling cost at ~$1.00 per bf which is about a third of what the timbers would cost him "store bought". 

I can only saw 4 days next week before prior commitments bring me home.  It would be mid-November before I could go back.

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« Reply #1366 on: October 03, 2022, 11:38:46 AM »
I am still here and still in the sand box.  186 post/timbers (~18650bf) sawed and 1539 bf of 1X10's.  I am measuring/bucking all of the logs which takes time plus some of the "bought" logs are dirty too.  

I am sawing hourly rate for 8 hours per day which puts his sawing/handling cost at ~$1.00 per bf which is about a third of what the timbers would cost him "store bought".  

I can only saw 4 days next week before prior commitments bring me home.  It would be mid-November before I could go back.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1367 on: October 03, 2022, 01:43:35 PM »
Yes, I am loaded up and about to make the 236 mile trip to the "sand box" for 4 more day's sawing.

There were only 12 unsawn logs (maybe 2 hours) there when I left Friday so hopefully something is happening today.
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« Reply #1368 on: October 03, 2022, 01:49:38 PM »
FPP, I consider white pine a pure pleasure to saw and work with. I usually skip to the mill when there is white pine on deck👍👍
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« Reply #1369 on: October 03, 2022, 06:19:07 PM »
Huh!, well I guess maybe I'm too picky, spoiled or whatever. The sap was terrible. It cut ok, but I did get an occasional wave by knots. We sawed a few red pine the same day and those cut really nice with absolutely no waves. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1370 on: October 03, 2022, 07:58:33 PM »
Try diesel for the band lube next time. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1371 on: October 03, 2022, 08:17:37 PM »
   I have a gallon of WD40 and find a rag soaked in it does pretty good to help remove the sap residue.
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« Reply #1372 on: October 03, 2022, 11:46:14 PM »
They look really fresh cut, mine have typically "aged" a bit, I'm sure that has something to do with how sticky they are. Balsam fir is another one where when you blink, your eyes want to stick shut😂
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« Reply #1373 on: October 04, 2022, 06:46:44 AM »
 I usually skip to the mill when there is white pine on deck👍👍
Now that's something I'd like to see. :D :D ;D

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1374 on: October 04, 2022, 07:04:50 AM »
White pine that has been freshly felled makes a sticky mess on the mill. I let my pine logs sit up off the ground for about six weeks before I saw them. No problems then with sap. When the yellow sap on the end of the logs turns white, it's good to go.


 

 

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« Reply #1375 on: October 04, 2022, 07:50:15 AM »
I like to see the same thing when sawing SYP, especially Longleaf.  The sap hardens a bit and does not make quite the mess.

I am on my 4th week in the "sand box" sawing mostly Oak but also Sweetgum, Pecan, Hickory, and Elm, all being sawn into posts/timbers.

This is also my 4th week staying in the exact same room in the Hampton Inn.  ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1376 on: October 04, 2022, 08:23:13 AM »
I was thinking about you yesterday as I had some logs with dried sandy mud on them and I had to put in more time than I wanted with a wire brush getting the bulk off and trusting the debarker for the rest. Not fun.
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« Reply #1377 on: October 04, 2022, 11:19:27 AM »
Too pretty not to share in the whatcha sawin thread...

Last night in some very foul weather. I just couldn't wait to saw it up!


 

 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1378 on: October 04, 2022, 11:21:37 AM »
Look at that colour, very nice!
Even the siding on the building is in the pink! 😋
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« Reply #1379 on: October 04, 2022, 11:22:50 AM »
Look at that colour, very nice!
Even the siding on the building is in the pink! 😋
I always make sure to hose that off  :laugh:


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