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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #740 on: May 18, 2021, 06:39:03 PM »
That almost looks like you've got more log there than sawmill!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #741 on: May 21, 2021, 06:31:10 PM »
This was a pretty cool sawing job 
I send a tow truck to pick up the logs. I then saw sticker and the best part is I have their wood so it ends up in my kiln. I will stack sticker and sstrap the bundle . I air dry it in my  drying sheds and then in the fall I will put this wood in the kiln. They will have a new table for Christmas. i30Ē Silver Birch. 3 10í logs for a customer . She wants slabs for a table, cookies, a little 6/4 lumber and we did a few ovals. It saves the portable charge of me coming to them, and I get the wood at my place and of course into my kiln. 
People love it. I do at least 2-3 sawing jobs a month like this now.  

 

 

 

 

 

      
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #742 on: May 21, 2021, 09:10:00 PM »
Have not posted in a while.  My regular job and the sawmill have both been very busy.  
Here's a few pics of recent milling jobs




 


 



 



 



 



 



 




I am not a band coiler or uncoiler.  ReSharp sent back 30 blades coiled up for me.  Lets just say it was an adventure!   :o




 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #743 on: May 21, 2021, 09:19:19 PM »
If Wood-Mizer sends me coiled. 055s, I hope they also send someone to uncoil them. ::)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #744 on: May 21, 2021, 09:20:26 PM »
Ouch!!  :o 

I have been wondering where you were??  It's good to see you're still whack-n-stackin'.  thumbs-up
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #745 on: May 21, 2021, 09:25:35 PM »
If Wood-Mizer sends me coiled. 055s, I hope they also send someone to uncoil them. ::)
the .o55s are "springy"!
i always send them in a flat box and they send back in a flat box.......except this time.
i'm pretty sure they will not coil my blades again....  ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #746 on: May 21, 2021, 09:37:26 PM »
With .055's, I drop the loop and hold the teeth against a log before uncoiling.  Same when coiling, I hold the teeth against a log and then make the coiling motion.  It works mighty slick.

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« Reply #747 on: May 21, 2021, 10:25:28 PM »
Coiling/uncoiling is an "art".  I distinctly remember my first attempt at uncoiling. I got half way done, realized that I had no idea what I was doing, and was really wishing I had gloves on....

Get a Lawnmower belt and learn the wrist movements to coil them up.  There are a few videos around on doing it. A Lawnmower belt won't bite you.  :} 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #748 on: May 21, 2021, 10:36:58 PM »


My 18 year old Grandson, Luke coiling and uncoiling, and this was his first day to try.
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« Reply #749 on: May 21, 2021, 10:53:07 PM »
Had some new .055's - 1.75" come in coiled up, watched a bunch of videos, called a few guys, tried to uncoil them.  Checked the local ambulance response time and decided I had a big pile of sawdust and that was the perfect landing zone for airborne, self uncoling bands.  

Uncoiling bands is like being able to curl your tongue, some folks just don't have the gene to do it.   :D
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« Reply #750 on: May 21, 2021, 11:01:55 PM »
It's kind of like petting a rattle snake.  I have learned to keep shuffling the blade until the center makes a circle and then it will flop out like it should without requiring you to get a transfusion.  Throwing them into the air and listening to them go boing boing helps you realize how much energy and potential for damage is stored in a coiled band.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #751 on: May 22, 2021, 05:56:21 AM »
I never have trouble with my 55 I open and close with my hands. But I have been doing this for a long time. :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #752 on: May 22, 2021, 09:32:57 AM »
Ditto and Ditto. 

Heavy gloves and slowly control whatever is happening.    No "boing" when you're holding it.   
Final opening up is with both hands and the bulk of the band well away from yourself. 
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« Reply #753 on: May 22, 2021, 04:43:27 PM »
Last Monday my brother drove up from Pa. with a trailer loaded with short walnut logs. Very short...about three feet long. He is a woodworker with a nice shop and got these logs for free. Other than being short, the logs were very nice.


 

 

 

 

 
My brother was really happy with the way the lumber came out and he now has a good supply of walnut for small projects.

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« Reply #754 on: May 22, 2021, 10:00:16 PM »
Spent my birthday milling Eastern White Pine - a most enjoyable day. There are few sawmills in the Greater Toronto Area and I donít advertise my mill, but due to the unjustifiable lumber prices and word of mouth, I am busier than ever. The cantís edges are weathered as the logs sat for several years thanks to cancer. The mill is in a 40 foot hi cube shipping container. It is not optimum but it works reasonably well. When I get through my backlog of lumber orders, Iíll install the stationary legs and remove the axle ó the extra space will be appreciated!  Thanks for looking. Charles

 
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« Reply #755 on: May 22, 2021, 11:44:08 PM »
Happy Birthday York WW!
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« Reply #756 on: May 23, 2021, 12:27:04 AM »
I was considering purchasing a roller/block high-performance blade guide kit for my LT 40 with a 36 hp engine. I was wondering if anyone had some advice as whether you actually gain any performance from the upgrade, or is it something to waste money on?
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« Reply #757 on: May 23, 2021, 12:28:44 AM »
Yay! Had my first customer today (first person paying me to mill for them). Milled 11 of these slabs, 2.5 inches thick. Customer even tipped me! Log was thankfully pretty short....still went through a lot of chain though!



 



 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #758 on: May 23, 2021, 12:31:25 AM »
As my week long road trip comes to an end, I have already picked up enough jobs to come back in September. The last 3 days were a lot of work, but enjoyable as I was milling for my cousins who planted these trees when they were in high school. We made lots of 2x6 Doug fir. 
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« Reply #759 on: May 23, 2021, 07:42:48 AM »
I was considering purchasing a roller/block high-performance blade guide kit for my LT 40 with a 36 hp engine. I was wondering if anyone had some advice as whether you actually gain any performance from the upgrade, or is it something to waste money on?
From what I have read there is no real advantage and is no better than a properly aligned sawmill with the standard blade guides.
The "high-performance" kit will reduce the width of your throat opening.
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