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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1120 on: September 24, 2023, 09:32:47 AM »
The oak slabs have been air dried for 3 years in covered storage. Yesterday was pay day.... :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1121 on: September 24, 2023, 09:44:06 AM »
TPT, three year old dry oak plus a manual feed slabber plus leaning into it = you earned the payday.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1122 on: September 24, 2023, 09:50:47 AM »
And the aspirin ! :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1123 on: September 24, 2023, 08:47:56 PM »
Had a 26x6 white oak log on my log deck half the summer.It has finally cooled down around here and I decided to cut it into some 2 slabs for future projects.Ive got some walnut Im wanting to saw but this log had to be gotten out of the way first.Wouldnt be much of a job on a hydraulic mill but it was about all I wanted on this one.Got a few nice slabs and a nice quarter sawn 5x10 off one side of the center.

 

 

 

    
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1124 on: September 25, 2023, 10:27:00 AM »
Burls.









My customer the custom woodworker brought some black cherry burls to saw up. Cut everything into 3/4" slices, bark, swirly grain, rubbery gum pitch and all. ;D
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1125 on: September 27, 2023, 01:10:50 PM »
This is more like; "what's da Preacher gonna saw"?

Recently I had two customers that trimmed their logs back and also discarded everything that would not easily make the cut list.  My Preacher has bought a Norwood sawmill for hobby use and does not have a readily available supply of logs so....



 
First I picked these ERC "logs" up and then...


 


 Added these Walnut cut-offs.  I delivered them this morning and made my Preacher very happy.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1126 on: September 28, 2023, 09:08:38 PM »
 

 Tree service was at my place cleaning up storm damage a few weeks ago.  They piled up the wood so I could cut it into Firewood. There was a silver maple log in the pile that was straight and nearly clear. Ive never cut silver maple because its no use to me for timber framing. Today I said what the heck Ill go ahead and mill it to see what it looks like. I could see spots on the end that made me think it was ambrosia streaked.  I cut all 5/4 Boards.  I think next time I have a clear log like this Ill mill it.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1127 on: September 29, 2023, 06:58:36 PM »
 

 
I wanted to test my repairs after my last sawing tripped the breaker due to the power feed. I removed the feed unit and moved the cam follower bearing next to the sprocket 2 washers closer to the mill so the chain ran more in the center. I grabbed this 5' long 3/4 White Oak log. The other quarter was cut out because it was too heavy for my little JD tractor/FEL. I cut it into 1" X 1" tomato stakes.


 
I got about 160 stakes out of this log and a 10" log I forgot to photograph. Total yield as 135 5' long stakes, 12 4' stakes and 12-13 rejects that failed the "Whack-a-mole" test I use when there is a knot or suspicious looking spot. I'll sell these for about $170 next spring and they will all sell.

 Last time my mill started intermittent tripping off after about half an hour of run time. I used exactly on hour run time on these and the breaker did not trip but the log was shorter and I had to cut a little slower because the wood was harder so I am not 100% convinced of my fix and I'll saw a few more logs before taking it on a mobile job. I need to do my 50 hour service in 2.5 run hours anyway.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1128 on: September 30, 2023, 05:33:06 PM »
JMoore and I were planning to saw some cypress for a small order this morning.  We were able to find enough cypress that was left over from previous orders to fill this one.  We quartersawed a short laurel oak log that had been lying around for a few months.  As with all short logs, it was a pain.  Part of it was hollow and full of dirt, so we sawed around that.   

We also had a couple of wolfy slash pine logs that we slabbed.  I was hoping for more blue stain, but they needed to be sawn. 

Last month we bought a sharpener and setter.  Today we used a blade that I sharpened last weekend.  It impressed us with how it performed.  The extra set seemed to help saw the knotty pine really flat.


 

 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1129 on: October 01, 2023, 05:01:33 PM »
Today was a poplar and pine siding job. 

1Mbft of poplar and pine 3/4x8x12 .

There was nothing special about the logs or the lumber except it only took about 5 hours.  

Customer slowed me down because he stepped in to off bear before the board return could be used.   :(  Even after I told him not to.  Hes paying so I quit try to speed him up. :o :D  

I bet we could have done it all in 3 hours if the board return could have been used and he had a second helper.   He was carrying the siding about 50 feet to the stack and was placing and cutting stickers as he went.  

The 36 hp Yanmar diesel is a very noticeable upgrade from the 25 hp Kohler. 

We did find two screws with the blades.  Thats after removing about 5 from one log.  

Having to work out a few bugs on the mill.  It did not hunt for the setting using Auto Down or Pattern Mode.  But it did develop a small hydraulic leak in the box.   


 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1130 on: October 03, 2023, 04:58:20 PM »
 

 

Exotic wood for here....White Pine, 16 footer. Going to make a ridge beam for my cabin by the pond project, and whatever dimensional lumber it holds..

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1131 on: October 05, 2023, 08:53:03 PM »
Cutting some 8/4 red oak for trailer decking for my neighbor that I will install on his trailer. Will finish up tomorrow.

 

 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1132 on: October 05, 2023, 09:27:03 PM »
That is some nice looking lumber.  But do yourself and your neighbor a favor and use the Red Oak for something else and use White Oak for trailer decking.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1133 on: October 05, 2023, 11:59:36 PM »
Ya I know red oak isn't ideal for trailer decking but no white oak in our area. Red is still fairly durable and lasts ok once it's treated with drain oil.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1134 on: October 06, 2023, 12:47:05 AM »
We aren't blessed with an abundance of white oak up here like areas farther south. We have Bur oak, which is a white oak. It can be really hard to get ahold of bur oak saw timber, and I have decent connections. 

 I always tell people, red oak is just as good as white oak- when you don't have any white oak😊
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1135 on: October 06, 2023, 01:08:30 AM »
I have heard that half diesel and half ATF works very well also.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1136 on: October 06, 2023, 10:30:15 AM »
 One of the benefits (I choose to be an optimist here😁) of living in the Frozen North, is that everything is frozen for half the year, and therefore not rotting. 

 50/50 ATF/Diesel is my go to for lubing the mill, cleaning pitch off of blades, lubing chains on the firewood processor, and whatever else comes to mind😊 Might as well spray it on the trailer deck as well👍
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1137 on: October 06, 2023, 10:32:59 AM »
FPP, is that your mini-skid? I've thought one of those would be handy around the mill and processor, mainly for the fact that you don't have to crawl inside them like a regular skid loader. That gets old, especially with the firewood processor. You're constantly in and out of the machine.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1138 on: October 06, 2023, 10:57:22 AM »
Yes, its model 1 of 1. I built it about 15 years ago. It is very handy at the mill and for every thing else I do. Not a day goes by that I don't use it. 
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« Reply #1139 on: October 06, 2023, 01:50:29 PM »
Well if you built it yourself, that makes it 10x cooler yet!
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