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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #760 on: May 23, 2021, 01:45:07 PM »
Thanks MM great advice, Iíve had issues with wavy cuts in knotty yellow pine and uneven cuts @ the end of the log. I went through the sawmill routine alignment procedures per the manual this week and have also sharpened several blades from 10 degree to 7 and 4 degree but havenít had a chance to try it out yet. So I was sitting around on this wet weekend  studying about ways to increase blade performance. Thanks again.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #761 on: May 23, 2021, 02:36:34 PM »
I do not know of anything worse than serious SYP knots.  Well there is seasoned/dried Hickory & Black Locust but you ain't supposed to saw that anyway.  I only use Turbo 7į blades.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #762 on: May 23, 2021, 04:17:07 PM »
Have you checked your drive belt tension? A slipping belt will sometimes not reveal itself until the band finds a hard spot, then the RPM'S drop and the band wanders in the cut. 
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« Reply #763 on: May 23, 2021, 04:32:12 PM »
Today, my Grand daughter was playing on my sawdust pile.  It really shows how much I have been sawing lately, until this rain soaked last half of May hit.

 

 
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« Reply #764 on: May 23, 2021, 09:18:01 PM »
No I havenít checked drive belt tension but I will now. Thanks
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #765 on: May 24, 2021, 07:05:39 AM »
Brandi, sawdust piles are magnets. 
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« Reply #766 on: May 24, 2021, 08:15:12 AM »
Brandi, nice sawmill model.  looks like fun.   :)
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« Reply #767 on: May 24, 2021, 11:42:06 AM »
Brandi, sawdust piles are magnets.
Did you mean to say sawdust piles are kid magnets?  Yes, they are.
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« Reply #768 on: May 24, 2021, 11:43:52 AM »
Brandi, nice sawmill model.  looks like fun.   :)
Yep, she is a camera ham like her Momma.  The day before we had to hose her off after her flip flop got stuck in a mudhole.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #769 on: May 24, 2021, 08:29:54 PM »
Does she walk on water too? I'd sink in to that sawdust I think.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #770 on: May 24, 2021, 09:28:55 PM »
106 mile road trip sawing ~64 X 18' Longleaf Pine logs. 






And might fine logs they are with most being 16"+ top end.


 
A skidsteer e/w a grapple to move the logs to the sawmill.


 
Two college kids are the tailgunners shown here knocking some loose bark from the logs.

This will be sawn for the customer's new home.  Today's cut list was for 2X6's and 2X8's and after traveling and setting up I still managed 2500bf.  We will hold back the larger logs to be sawn into 1X4's & 12's for the B&B siding.  I will saw 1X7's for flooring, ceiling, and wall paneling.

I will saw this week and then due to some personal non-sawing commitments I will have to skip the next week and then resume sawing the following week.

Thankfully these logs have "seasoned" for a couple of months and are not as sticky/sappy but I am still having to lean on the LubeMizer.  I used 5 gallons of lube today which is very unusual.   
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« Reply #771 on: May 24, 2021, 10:21:58 PM »
Does she walk on water too? I'd sink in to that sawdust I think.
That pile has been tamped down by 16 straight days of rain.  It would hold you up.  My feet sink about 3 inches into it.
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« Reply #772 on: May 24, 2021, 10:25:12 PM »
106 mile road trip sawing ~64 X 18' Longleaf Pine logs.  






And might fine logs they are with most being 16"+ top end.


 
A skidsteer e/w a grapple to move the logs to the sawmill.


 
Two college kids are the tailgunners shown here knocking some loose bark from the logs.

This will be sawn for the customer's new home.  Today's cut list was for 2X6's and 2X8's and after traveling and setting up I still managed 2500bf.  We will hold back the larger logs to be sawn into 1X4's & 12's for the B&B siding.  I will saw 1X7's for flooring, ceiling, and wall paneling.

I will saw this week and then due to some personal non-sawing commitments I will have to skip the next week and then resume sawing the following week.

Thankfully these logs have "seasoned" for a couple of months and are not as sticky/sappy but I am still having to lean on the LubeMizer.  I used 5 gallons of lube today which is very unusual.  
Lynn,
      Is a LubeMizer a worthwhile addition?  I deleted it on my order and have no idea if one could help or not.
 hugs,  Brandi
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #773 on: May 25, 2021, 12:46:31 AM »
That looks like a good job MM! I had 5 days scheduled this week starting tomorrow and when I called the first customer (2days) he said he wasnít ready and he wished I had given him a little more notice. I reminded him that we scheduled these 2 specific days 3 weeks ago 🙈. I called the people on my list who wanted to be considered for cancellations and they were all busy, so I guess Iíll move some more dirt on my place tomorrow for the sawmill pad 👍🏻
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« Reply #774 on: May 25, 2021, 08:41:36 AM »
Lynn,

   Sounds like somebody is slacking and I can't see why you don't just knock that order out by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning and go back home. :D I still envy straight clear logs like that especially when it is cut into framing.

   I just returned last night from the land of the sweetgums, kudzu and SYP - passed through Virginia, NC, SC, Ga, Ala and into the panhandle of Fla about 40 miles north of Pensacola. I think my wife smuggled back several chiggers. We went down for an old HS buddy's wedding which was last Saturday. He was 68 and never been married. My wife did the wedding photos. Nearly everyone we met was super nice and lots of fun to be around and great to see so many old friends. My wife did leave her camera flash somewhere on our rounds. Hopefully it will turn up. Went to see some old HS buddies and we planned next years 51 year class reunion since we missed the 50 year one due to covid.

    We left yesterday and about 30 miles away she remembered she had left her cell phone so after waking the Hindu hotel owner and getting him to check and verify we had not left it in the hotel room we drove back to my mom's house and found it on her couch where we had been the night before. Cost us an hour and 50+ extra miles and we had to rush on to Charlotte (Actually Gastonia) to get there just as the Bernina sewing machine repair lady was scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm. Stopped at Sonny's BBQ in Mooresville then got home to WV about 9:30. We'd spent Wednesday night in Charlotte dropping off the 2 sewing machines and visited our daughter, SIL and grandkids. Our little 26 month old gd looks like a Shirley Temple model with such curly brown hair and a super sweet personality. We had a blast with them. 

   Now I need to start working on a composting toilet and catch up on some other backlog calls that came in while I was on the road. 
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« Reply #775 on: May 25, 2021, 11:38:25 AM »
106 mile road trip sawing ~64 X 18' Longleaf Pine logs.  






And might fine logs they are with most being 16"+ top end.


 
A skidsteer e/w a grapple to move the logs to the sawmill.


 
Two college kids are the tailgunners shown here knocking some loose bark from the logs.

This will be sawn for the customer's new home.  Today's cut list was for 2X6's and 2X8's and after traveling and setting up I still managed 2500bf.  We will hold back the larger logs to be sawn into 1X4's & 12's for the B&B siding.  I will saw 1X7's for flooring, ceiling, and wall paneling.

I will saw this week and then due to some personal non-sawing commitments I will have to skip the next week and then resume sawing the following week.

Thankfully these logs have "seasoned" for a couple of months and are not as sticky/sappy but I am still having to lean on the LubeMizer.  I used 5 gallons of lube today which is very unusual.  
Lynn,
      Is a LubeMizer a worthwhile addition?  I deleted it on my order and have no idea if one could help or not.
 hugs,  Brandi
Brandi:
I have the lube mizer system on my mill and I also have used an entire jug in a day (water and cotton spindle cleaner mix)sawing eastern white pine.  I cant imagine not having that option.  
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« Reply #776 on: May 25, 2021, 01:10:22 PM »
106 mile road trip sawing ~64 X 18' Longleaf Pine logs.  






And might fine logs they are with most being 16"+ top end.


 
A skidsteer e/w a grapple to move the logs to the sawmill.


 
Two college kids are the tailgunners shown here knocking some loose bark from the logs.

This will be sawn for the customer's new home.  Today's cut list was for 2X6's and 2X8's and after traveling and setting up I still managed 2500bf.  We will hold back the larger logs to be sawn into 1X4's & 12's for the B&B siding.  I will saw 1X7's for flooring, ceiling, and wall paneling.

I will saw this week and then due to some personal non-sawing commitments I will have to skip the next week and then resume sawing the following week.

Thankfully these logs have "seasoned" for a couple of months and are not as sticky/sappy but I am still having to lean on the LubeMizer.  I used 5 gallons of lube today which is very unusual.  
Lynn,
      Is a LubeMizer a worthwhile addition?  I deleted it on my order and have no idea if one could help or not.
 hugs,  Brandi
Brandi:
I have the lube mizer system on my mill and I also have used an entire jug in a day (water and cotton spindle cleaner mix)sawing eastern white pine.  I cant imagine not having that option.  
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     What makes it so much better than the standard lube installation?  For me, more sap equals more drip of the water and Dawn mix.  Every now and then, when the blade starts making that sssssssssssssssssss sound, I open the valve and let the blade get lubed enough to stop the sssssssssssssssssss sound.  Works, but is time consuming resetting the valve to drip just right.  So.......why is the LubeMizer worth installing???????
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« Reply #777 on: May 25, 2021, 02:16:05 PM »
I like my LubeMizer. I have a wireless remote, so it shuts off as soon I stop the head from travelling forward. Having said that, I haven't used lube in years. It doesn't self prime if I run it out water. I think one of the check valves may not be working.
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« Reply #778 on: May 25, 2021, 07:33:33 PM »
Brandi:
Please correct me if I am wrong as I do not know your system.
I think your system lubes just the top of the blade where as the Lubemizer system shoots on both sides of the blade.
The system has two settings flip the switch up and you can adjust the frequency of squirts applied.
Flip the switch to the down position and it is a continuous flow until you stop it.
If the switch is in the center then the system is off.
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« Reply #779 on: May 25, 2021, 08:52:32 PM »
   I got a late start this afternoon after mowing the yard because I thought it was fixing to rain, and then I started building on my first composting toilet. I cut 3 treated 2X6X8s into 2-48" and 4 - 44-3/4" pieces and nailed them together to make a 4' square base then I covered it with 1" ash, nailed on at a 45* angle so the floor is done. I checked my spruce stack and only had 2-2X4s then found 2 more poplar 2X4s so I went over and sawed one of my small 8' spruce logs I had cut for planters and made 5 - 2X4s and one 2X6 out of it. I decided the log was better suited for outhouse framing than log planters which were about to bankrupt me on the royalties associated with making them. ::) I also sawed a 6' poplar butt log and got 13 more 2X4s out of it so I am in good shape on framing for a while. I did not get any pictures as I left my camera because I had not planned on sawing. I think I have plenty of 3/4" spruce siding but have another planter log I can cut if I start to run short.

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