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Re: The time has come...to say HELLO!
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2021, 11:13:10 AM »
Greetings from Nova Scotia! Thanks for sharing your milling adventure.

Greetings back to you sir!  Funny enough, the area I live in is commonly referred to by locals as "Hilltop".

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2021, 03:55:26 PM »
Did some CSM'ing today.  Got frustrated, and nearly ordered a bandsaw mill.  One day I'll click through the order page....one day!



 

 

 

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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2021, 09:11:47 AM »
I'm curious how realistic all the mill manufacturers estimated shipping dates are...I know it would mostly be speculation, but I'd love some feedback from the membership.  Maybe some feedback from some of the manufacturers.
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2021, 09:19:57 AM »
Many people are reporting delivery of their mills is ahead of the predicted schedule.  Seems like lead times are being quoted with a little cushion.  It's always better to get something quicker than predicted.  It's hard enough waiting it out and pushing the delivery date back only makes it worse.  

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2021, 09:30:53 AM »
Many people are reporting delivery of their mills is ahead of the predicted schedule.  Seems like lead times are being quoted with a little cushion.  It's always better to get something quicker than predicted.  It's hard enough waiting it out and pushing the delivery date back only makes it worse.  

That's good to hear Bob.  I've always subscribed to the "under promise, over deliver" philosophy.

I was on the Woodland Mills page again this morning.  Nothing in my cart this time though....I'll get there eventually!

The predicted/foreshadowing of a surplus of lightly used hobby mills in the next year or 2 is giving me pause because I'm frugal.  The want/desire/need is now though....tough to balance the two rationales
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 09:35:19 AM »
Too bad mill manufacturers don't accept crypto....

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 10:21:07 AM »
Welcome! I am new here as well but have found everyone here very helpful and friendly.  ;D

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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2021, 08:12:39 PM »
My tree service friend dropped off some white oak today.  I won't tell him, but I think all but the large diameter log will get bucked up and split for firewood.

Thinking the large diameter log will be a good test bed for my new bar, chain and hand crank setup.  I can mill it up in the driveway and save myself having to move it to the backyard.  Got the chains today ,hand crank is finished and wound with paracord, just waiting on the bar.  More to come...



 
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2021, 03:40:20 AM »
Just remember that with chainsaw milling especially, ďtheir is no replacement for displacementĒ. Especially that big wood will take time and sharp chain. Be patient....blah, blah, blah.
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2021, 11:50:24 AM »
Ok, I did it finally!  After months of paralysis through analysis, I ordered a Woodland Mills HM126, 14hp motor, a track extension, the mill cover and a spare parts kit.  Email confirmation put that 31 August ship date on it that has been so popular lately.

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« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2021, 01:05:51 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2021, 01:15:08 PM »
Congratulations, you'll like it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
Looks like you have neighbors nearby - they will prefer the mill to the chainsaw mill also due to much less decibels!
Bandsaw to CSM is night and day, you won't be disappointed.
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« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2021, 07:52:02 AM »
Congratulations, Iím sure you will be happy you did !

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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2021, 09:23:16 PM »
Welcome to the list of future Woodland Mill BSM's, I also ordered one, projected to ship 8/31/21. I didn't order the parts kit but I did order the blade sharpener and their tooth setter. The parts kit in a year or 2 maybe. I ordered the HM130Max, just 4" cut bigger than the 26.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed, Woodland Mills HM130Max , maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2021, 09:20:49 AM »
Been a month already since I ordered the HM126...three more to go!

In the meantime, I've been looking at used boat trailers to modify and mount the mill to...sub $500 category.  Not to trailer it. More because I can't decide on where to setup the mill in my small sideyard.  Lots of time left to think of a solution; I'm sure one will present itself.
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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2021, 09:54:49 AM »
Youre gonna need a bigger truck and trailer.  For when your marriage to that new sawmill causes you to pack up and move to the country.  ;D

Welcome to FF, sorry im late to the party
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2021, 10:37:25 AM »
VB-Milling,  I pulled the trigger on my HM126 March 7, 2021 and got it almost two months to the day from ordering.  

Very happy with my choice of mills,  learning more every time I fire it up.  Have milled a few 2ĒX6Ēs,  some 4X4s for a neighbor to build a porch.   Iím totally alone at my property, as in No Helper, so it took me a couple  weeks to assemble, adjust and get going.  

Welcome to the forum, but I see u were here first.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2021, 11:03:40 AM »
Youre gonna need a bigger truck and trailer.  For when your marriage to that new sawmill causes you to pack up and move to the country.  ;D

Welcome to FF, sorry im late to the party


You are spot on Mike.  I've got to stay put until the young one is of college age, but I've been looking for some property within 90 or so miles where I can put up a small mill shed and a tent eventually LOL

Thanks for the welcome!


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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2021, 11:05:01 AM »
VB-Milling,  I pulled the trigger on my HM126 March 7, 2021 and got it almost two months to the day from ordering.  

Very happy with my choice of mills,  learning more every time I fire it up.  Have milled a few 2ĒX6Ēs,  some 4X4s for a neighbor to build a porch.   Iím totally alone at my property, as in No Helper, so it took me a couple  weeks to assemble, adjust and get going.  

Welcome to the forum, but I see u were here first.
Thanks Les!
I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that the 4 month wait time is the absolute worst case scenario and I'll see it sometime in late July or early August.
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