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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #460 on: March 23, 2021, 01:43:04 AM »


Ps this response was meant to be in another thread.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #461 on: March 23, 2021, 03:51:19 PM »
 

 We finished our sawing this morning with another 504 bf. The last log was a good sized RO and returned the best wood of the whole trip. Mostly 1"X12"X12'. I'd pick up one end and my helper the other, I'd go to the stack and place my end down and let him slide his in and finish the stacking while i was already starting the next cut. We had to cut a couple of 14' -15' logs in two because of sweep. That gave us a better return.

  I packed up and brought the mill home and am scheduled to saw tomorrow 1 mile away then on Saturday for another repeat customer.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #462 on: March 23, 2021, 03:56:19 PM »
Another barn siding job at Big Meadow Sawmill , white pine 1x8 and 1x10.
I have an extra hand for a few weeks .
The concrete guys are out of work for 2 week with mud season.
I will take the extra help, lots of things to saw , firewood , and things to build. 
I'm getting a little hesitaton with the clamp . Any ideas why ? Do I need to change the hydraulic filter ?

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #463 on: March 23, 2021, 04:47:50 PM »
I'm getting a little hesitaton with the clamp
Hesitation with the hydraulic pump starting or hesitation after the pump is running?  Up/down, clamping, or both?
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« Reply #464 on: March 23, 2021, 05:01:29 PM »
I'm getting a little hesitaton with the clamp
Hesitation with the hydraulic pump starting or hesitation after the pump is running?  Up/down, clamping, or both?
After the pump is running and clamping only Sir
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #465 on: March 23, 2021, 05:22:26 PM »
I was thinking rocker but I had to scratch that because the rockers activate the microswitch and you have already eliminated that.  The simple troubleshooting method is always to call Wood-Mizer.

I maybe could offer more help if I was looking at mine, but I'm not.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #466 on: March 23, 2021, 09:48:49 PM »
Fresh of my maiden cuts with my tiny 19” capacity Alaskan, my father in law scores about 7-8 oak and ash logs from someone clearing a residential lot.   Big logs.   Probably will keep me busy for rest of summer.   

However, there is a real monster oak in there.   Probably around 38-40” at small end, and 55” at flare.  I really would like to slab it, but I have to ruminate on it.   How would you cut it?  Slab? Quarter saw?  Or is it junk?





 

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« Reply #467 on: March 23, 2021, 09:57:34 PM »
take some slabs near the center, and the outer edges will be quarter sawn.  then quarter saw the outside halves.  can you say, "I think we are gonna need a bigger bar?" :D
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« Reply #468 on: March 23, 2021, 10:08:39 PM »
take some slabs near the center, and the outer edges will be quarter sawn.  then quarter saw the outside halves.  can you say, "I think we are gonna need a bigger bar?" :D
Yeah big time.   This find scares me, I want to mill it, but totally lack the equipment....and am transfixed dreaming for something bigger.  Just keep telling myself baby steps.  

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #469 on: March 23, 2021, 10:28:30 PM »
@Bruno of NH if it's just the clamp then likely you have some wear on the linkage that activates that cylinder.  MM is right each of the levers activates the micro switch to turn on the pump, but then also each lever has a pin that activates that specific valve.  - It's been a while since I had to dive into the one on my 35 - but I had the same issue at one time.  Can't remember exactly what I did to fix it but after looking at how the pin interacts with the valve and the obvious wear mark that was different  than the other valves the adjustment / fix was pretty obvious.  I want to say I rotated something in there so the groove wasn't still in contact with the pin, but that was  few years back.  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #470 on: March 24, 2021, 08:12:17 AM »
Yes, that is where the problem is but I would need to be looking at it to describe what to do.  It should be a simple adjustment associated with the rocker.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #471 on: March 24, 2021, 12:04:15 PM »
Sorta simple. Kinda a matter of trial and error to get it right and doesn't take much movement. 
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« Reply #472 on: March 24, 2021, 04:50:00 PM »
I found part of the problem. 
I found a small hydraulic leak in a fitting. I fixed it and filled it back up. It seams to have fixed it. I did order a new hydraulic filter and will change that as well.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #473 on: March 24, 2021, 08:57:48 PM »
 

I met at my 85 y/o neighbors at 9:00 am to saw these 14 logs. Nearly all 8' logs and he wanted 4/4 boards and dimensional 2X4. (We settled on 1-5/8"X3-5/8".) His grandson came up to help then later his son came to relieve the grandson. 


 

 

A little after 4:00 pm with 3.9 engine hours on the mill we finished with 76 of the 2X4's and a bunch of boards up to 12" wide. Total yield (Counting the 2X4's as 1.5" X 3.5") was 1231 bf (just over 315 bf/engine hour) for a pretty good day's work.
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« Reply #474 on: March 24, 2021, 09:50:01 PM »
That's great for less than 4 hours engine time. 
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« Reply #475 on: March 25, 2021, 09:56:39 AM »
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   Yeah it surprised me and I had to go back and check my numbers to verify them. As soon as we finished a log I'd shut the mill off and load the next one so no engine hours during the log handling phase. Being 8' long logs it did not take long to set them up for sawing and did not take much log turning to hit my marks and return finished boards. Also my customer is an old farmer and I'd throw a flitch on the loading arms to trim an inch of bark off one side and he'd pick it up and go put it on his stack saying it was fine for the barn lumber he wanted. Tally was pretty quick as we just counted the 2X4's then treated each row as a very wide 1"X8' board and the son measured as I recorded on a spreadsheet on my laptop which automatically tallied and priced the work. I used 2 bands all day and one had been used to saw the last RO at the previous customer site the day before. 
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« Reply #476 on: March 25, 2021, 12:35:36 PM »
 Nice work. Not to be nit picky but stickers should be in a vertical line directly in line with each other. Boards can be warped if stickers aren't placed properly. Just a suggestion.
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« Reply #477 on: March 25, 2021, 02:52:47 PM »
  Yep they should. I was sawing. I cut up and placed the first row and explained how to put the next and went back to my mill. After that it is up to the customer and his helper. In all honesty these are not far enough out of line to cause problems and he will be using the wood in the next few weeks. The main purpose of even stickering it for such a short duration is to help keep it from mildewing - something yellow poplar is bad about doing. 

   BTW - we were using green stickers too since the customer had burned the dry ones he had from the last time I sawed for him.
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« Reply #478 on: March 25, 2021, 08:16:17 PM »
Yep they should. I was sawing. I cut up and placed the first row and explained how to put the next and went back to my mill. After that it is up to the customer and his helper.
I encounter the same situation quite frequently.  I show the customer what to do and may watch and make a reminder if they are getting crooked.  After that my job is to saw and his job is to sticker/stack.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #479 on: March 25, 2021, 09:32:58 PM »
I've had a clamp lever get rotated and hit the lid limiting the stroke. Easy fix.
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