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First logs cut
« on: September 18, 2023, 12:08:12 PM »
Technically not the first logs cut, but first cuts with new engine on the mill, and this is only the second time I've ran the mill. Still need to make some carb adjustments to the engine and a whole lotta TLC needed on this old mill (1994 WM LT30). That said, I made a nice pile of spalted (aka rotten) river birch and some nice cedar shorts. River birch sat too long an is not going to be useable, but it was good practice. The cedar is pretty nice. Nothing earthshattering here, just wanted to share my first milling experience here. I'm not very active posting on the forum, but I've done a LOT of reading and learning here so wanted to say thanks for that. I'm sure I'll be posting lots of questions now that I'm actually cutting wood.  









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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 02:26:11 PM »
Good start.
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 09:11:51 PM »
Good looking mill and workspace.  Keep sawing and showing us your progress.
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2023, 01:17:23 PM »
Nice!
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2023, 01:46:19 PM »
Good looking mill and workspace.  Keep sawing and showing us your progress.
Thats my driveway/ backyard, which is a great log yard, but my neighbors are going to run me off if I mill too much here. As soon as I get the saw dialed in, Ill be out in the woods sawing. 

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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2023, 08:03:32 PM »
Good for you. Sensible way to get into it: if you don't do a lot, no harm - low investment.
If you go heavy you could always upgrade.
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2023, 09:44:22 PM »
Good for you. Sensible way to get into it: if you don't do a lot, no harm - low investment.
If you go heavy you could always upgrade.
Thats the thought, but my cheapness has a way of getting expensive really quick. But yeah, Im focused on getting the mill running smooth as it sits, then saw lumber, then fix/ make upgrades as I go.

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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2023, 05:38:43 AM »
Sawing is fun!!!
Looks like corn in the background?
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2023, 07:38:16 AM »
Welcome to the FF and nice work on getting the saw running.  8)
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2023, 11:10:00 AM »
Sawing is fun!!!
Looks like corn in the background?
Yes, field corn in the background- not mine though. Im in central Indiana just south of Indy. 20 miles north is the big city, 20 miles south all farm and forest, me right in the middle in my little slice of heaven. 

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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2023, 07:55:44 AM »
I've done a LOT of reading and learning here
 
I'm in the same boat. I just started using my mill. There's a wealth of information here. I find myself getting into threads from years ago. FF is my goto  place when I have a some time to read online. Keep posting.
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Re: First logs cut
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2023, 09:28:40 AM »
Yes!  Back around 2009 I was lurking and some time in 2010 I signed up and vegan asking questions and today, I still get answers here.

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