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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2022, 06:43:21 PM »
Good to see your progress, and look forward to hearing about your move. 
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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2022, 08:45:38 PM »
Don't stop now.

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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2022, 10:06:16 PM »
Got a call yesterday that they have 2 two Fricks. If anyone is interested I can get more details.
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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2022, 04:20:13 PM »
Move day was successful. 3 trailers, a mahindra tractor and lots of friends. 


Yíall told me measure everything. I thought i did. 

Important measurements are:

Height of the offloading end. 
Height of the husk. 
That will help with the height of the posts or what ever you used for the foundation. 

I used a laser to measure to cut the posts off once I found that measurement. 

The tracks are 15í long. That doesnít mean you just sink posts every 15í foot. 

The drum that runs the cable has to be attached and that will determine where the track begins and end. I am 6 inches off. 

I was able to move the 2x10 that was under the husk and reattached the husk and outlying pulley into the exact same holes. That helped with alignment. 

On the outlying pulley, you can see another oops. That corner post is exactly where the belts to the motor go. 

Lots of challenges and I love it. 

 

 

 

 

     

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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2022, 08:02:49 AM »
Are those posts in the ground or just sitting on top?
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« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2022, 09:35:46 AM »
The posts are buried at least 2.5 feet in the ground. 

I am concerned that they are not thick enough. Wood posts have become so expensive and I have had to do something now because of timeframe. There will be a ton of cross bracing secured with carriage bolts to minimize racking. 

My plan is to make a concrete pillar made from filled blocks with rebar in the corner by the outlying pulley. I will also make concrete walls for the foundation in the areas that the track doesnít meet. That will be better than trying to shove another post in there. 

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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2022, 10:03:09 AM »
If you're not down below frost line, you might get some heave in the cold weather.

Did you dig a sawdust pit?  Best to do that before you get to far along.
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« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2022, 10:26:43 AM »
If that center section that supports the husk ever moves and you are having problems sawing it will be very confusing. I realize you need to get set up but having done my first mill all wrong I have to be a little negative here. Concrete footings here and where the log gets turned is especially important. Not saying treated wood posts won't work but what's under them?

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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2022, 04:02:25 PM »
I will gladly accept criticism from your experience. 

Frost line is 8 inches. 

It is very sandy. I wonder if the posts will sink into the ground. 

And you are right. Sawdust pit will be a pain. But itís very easy digging. 

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2022, 08:06:35 AM »
I jack and shim mine regularly. Its in posts cut off at ground level with 6x6 runners on top of those and then the steel legs and tracks. The ground is soft, the logs are heavy and it pounds down at the infeed end. You need a big snowshoe of concrete. 
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« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2022, 07:29:14 PM »
Progress is slow. But itís coming along. Had to pour some concrete to make better supports where I had mis measured the track length.

Next week I will be leveling and straightening the track and securing it.  

 


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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2022, 07:36:45 PM »
Looks like you got a top saw that matches your Frick.  lol

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Re: Inherited a Frick
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2022, 08:34:58 PM »
arsascusa
You can go to your gallery and edit your photo to turn it right side up. 

Good to see your progress.
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« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2022, 05:51:52 PM »
Any suggestions as to shims? What works best and is the easiest? Washers? Folded tin? 


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