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Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« on: March 27, 2012, 01:15:35 AM »
new  home built mill ,I am running the saw with a 7.5hp 1725rpm motor ,waiting for the new 14hp 3450rpm to get here this week.It is just a little slow cutting with the 7.5.the 3hp hydraulic power unit runs the saw head just fine.just need to get the hydraulic clamps and the log turner built and installed.most of the logs I have cut are 30-36 inches in dia. and 16 feet long .and seem to end up 50% over the log scale.

 
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 01:47:17 AM »
Nice machine Davey. What size iron do you have under it? Looks like you built plenty of strenght in it. Have fun, stay safe.
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 01:59:25 AM »
That's a nice looking mill, nice heavy frame under it too.
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 02:24:58 AM »
the frame is made of 6x12" I beams that weigh 1200 lbs. each they were 40 feet long cut them down to 30 feet and used the 6 39" peices for the sub frame.it seems that most of the logs weigh well over a ton each.the mill is still a work in progress.
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 04:07:23 AM »
Nice looking mill. I bet it will handle them logs just fine.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 04:31:29 AM »
Looks like you have over come all the hurdles now everything is down hill.  Great looking mill.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 06:22:03 AM »
Nice looking mill you've got there Dave.  8)
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 06:48:16 AM »
That's amazing!

I'd love to see more pictures of the hyd set up

Great work
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 07:58:39 AM »
Very well done. 8)
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 08:04:42 AM »
Good job on the mill Ducky,are you running on single or three phase,I know a 14hp single is a rare bird.Just rechecked the name tag, my band runs on a 1750 Baldore three phase,enough power to run the band and a hydraulic pump for band head lift and carriage travel.Have a seperate 2hp motor driving A pump in the base for turning and clamping.Your right about the weight of logs many builders try to cheap out on the steel,not a good idea,you can't build a mill too strong and heavy duty. Frank C.
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 09:10:19 AM »
That is a hunka sawmill for sure and log weight will not be a problem for that frame.  Congratulations.   :)
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Re: Have been running new homebuilt sawmill for a week.
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 09:48:28 AM »
What kind of logs you sawing that big?   8)  Almost looks like hemlock. What's all the lumber going to be used for?
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 12:00:09 PM »
 

  

  the logs are poplar most of the trees I have cut havehad 3 or 4 17foot logs in then.also a few more photos.
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2012, 09:28:04 PM »
Wow that frame is a stout one for sure .Looks like about mile of hydraulic hose too .

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2012, 11:34:45 PM »
the motor is 1 phase and the same on the new motor coming next week,the hydraulic hoses are 48' feet long x4,  the backstop has 2 -12foot hoses plus all the one on the power unit.I am looking for a hydraulic chain turner and clamp like on a Woodmizer or just start building one thanks for all the nice comments.I started building the sawhead over a year ago,it has been a real adventure finding all the parts on ebay and at auctions.I had a Turner Mill ,just sold it this week,a demo . on my new mill sold the old one,just to prove the power of sawdust. David.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 07:56:32 AM »
David,good to see the beams being used,looking good.....

Did you say,you had a hose crimp machine???

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 08:19:35 PM »
With few exceptions a 10 HP is usually as large of a single phase motor as  you can find .They of course make larger but in over 40 years of being an electrician I've only seen a few .They were oldies and huge .

Geeze I'll bet that larger motor will be a heavy rascal . I've got an old 5 HP single ,1125 RPM that must weigh 200 pounds itself .

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 09:50:39 PM »
Davey,I ment to say I have a 15hp three phase on my bandmill and its plenty to run the band and and hydraulic pump.Al at one time I had a 50 hp single phase motor it ran an old cider mill,I got rid of that sucker when I read how many reddy kilowatts it would draw,had to move it with a loader. Frank C.
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 12:04:01 AM »
I bought the motor as a ten hp on ebay he said it would produce 14hp,but I am only counting on it doing 10hp it draws around 50 amps under load,it is a 3450rpm Im guessing it will use 25-30 amps with no load ,it is a 1 phase,sometime down the road we may change the electric service to 3 phase for the barn ,that might save money,the motor weighs 175pounds and it is new .
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 06:06:33 AM »
It's a light frame motor then if it only tips the scales at 175 .Don't get me wrong because it will work no problem .

When they say "will produce " what they are refering to is it will run in an overloaded condition .It's most likely a 1.35 service rating .

Getting a tad off the subject but I've seen really really old motors that were rated for only maybe 3 hp but weighed about 4-500 pounds .Big old low speed motors from probabley the 1920's or 30's .


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