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Author Topic: Guess who I saw at Peterson demo days at LogRite (merged threads)  (Read 4634 times)

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Before I start a post in the sawmilling section. I figured I'd start here and show you what the Captain had in mind for the Peterson WPF at the demo day. I'll follow up with a show and tell on how he took these baby's apart. Fancy looking Log Scale you got there Captain. Where'd ya get it?

Here he is looking at the baby end. How many BF in that one?



This is the business end! Think that Peterson is gonna run scared? Nope!



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Guess who I saw at Peterson demo days at LogRite (merged threads)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 03:45:58 PM »
Nobody special except for some of these fine lookin' folks! 8) 8) 8)

From left to right. FF members:

Ryan 'Weldrite', Kevin's dad 'Homer', Kevin 'Neslrite' and Tammy 'Tamiam'



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Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 04:20:12 PM »
These should show up in order. Let's watch the Captain at work taking this stick apart.

Actually, he got tired halfway through and I had to make some of the sawdust myself. There is no proof because I was also the cameraman. I must say, running that Peterson was nice! I'd like to get one myself some day.

Captain and his wife Loraine taking the bark off.


Taking the opening cut to see what's inside.


Buzzing right through.


Need a break yet Captain?


I can see the finish line!


Not much left for the burn pile!


Kevin and Tammy checking out the finished goods.
Not bad for one stick. The second one is already loaded in place.
Hey Captain! Get back to work now!



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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 04:44:48 PM »
Great pictures , Pete. Thanks  8)

Which variety of big stick is it ???
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2005, 05:21:02 PM »
The one in the photos was cottonwood. The smell was not pleasant! The red oak that we did later in the day was better on the nose and a nice rich color too.

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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2005, 05:49:09 PM »
What kind of mill was he using?

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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2005, 05:55:52 PM »
333 OKH,

That mill is a Peterson WPF 8" Swing Blade, also know as a "Swinger".





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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2005, 06:17:29 PM »
Was that log scaled with a logrite scale? I am fixin to order me one of those scales. I like my cant hook very much.
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2005, 06:59:09 PM »
The one in the photos was cottonwood. The smell was not pleasant! The red oak that we did later in the day was better on the nose and a nice rich color too.
What would you do with cottonwood besides burn it with lots of diesel? It does stink and is awfully heavy, probably 98% water.
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2005, 07:19:44 PM »
According to my dendro professor, cottonwood is the pulpwood of choice for fine papers.

And he did point out the stench as one of the identifying characteristics.
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2005, 07:21:41 PM »
I cut a lot of cotton wood into construction lumber.  Once its dry its lighter than pine and stronger than most hardwoods. 

I recently built a 20' triple 2x10 header to replace the rotten one in our barn.  I was able to put it up by myself.  Light and Strong! 

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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2005, 08:12:17 PM »
Looks like a real good time.

Thanks for the pics
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2005, 08:28:14 PM »
Now Pete, where's the one we did next??

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Re: Captain prepares for the Demo Day!
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2005, 08:34:28 PM »
Nah!!! I don't think the Peterson will run away scared.  More like he'll run around chewing through the log like a beaver on speed. ;D :o 8)
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Re: Guess who I saw at the Peterson Demo day at LogRite Tools?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2005, 08:40:35 PM »
I know which one is the best looking. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2005, 08:43:18 PM »
Thems some dandy boards there.  Gonna be some nice strong boards. :)
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2005, 08:49:01 PM »
I understand that cottonwood is the wood of choice for horse stalls, because horses won't chew on it.

Nice logs, nice job! 8)  Look's like y'all had a great time!
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Re: Guess who I saw at Peterson demo days at LogRite (merged threads)
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2005, 08:57:00 PM »
I gotta hand it to you.  It takes a strong constitution to work in weather like that.
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Re: Guess who I saw at Peterson demo days at LogRite (merged threads)
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2005, 10:03:43 PM »
I gotta hand it to you.  It takes a strong constitution to work in weather like that.
Tom, that looks like a fine day to be working outside. Can't see their breath and no frost on the stubble ;D
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Re: Captain takes apart a big stick. Large post!
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2005, 10:15:35 PM »
Was that log scaled with a logrite scale? I am fixin to order me one of those scales. I like my cant hook very much.
                                             Fred :)

Yep, that's our new Log Scale with the handle. Captain chose the International scale, but we also have Scribner and Doyle scales too.


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