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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #800 on: May 27, 2021, 05:51:29 AM »
I had a side wall blow out on big Bob this week. I have a spare set of wheels and tires. The tires are weather cracked. It will get me by for the moment. 
I ask that my bands not get flat packed. I don't care for the flat packs.
Many trailer loads of sawn wood have left the mill all ready this week.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #801 on: May 27, 2021, 08:27:38 AM »
@bindian, this is what winterized looks like.
 
But it's not so bad, 'cause it's a dry cold, y'know?  😆
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« Reply #802 on: May 27, 2021, 09:08:32 AM »
that's funny, cause they have dry heat in Texas, as it is not the heat, but the humidity! :D :D :D
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« Reply #803 on: May 27, 2021, 09:17:12 AM »

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So I finished sawing the log on the sawmill and then had lunch.  Yup, first time that I have ever made a ham & shrimp sammich. food6


When I first saw this I thought it was pine grubs. About lost my breakfast.
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« Reply #804 on: May 27, 2021, 09:35:26 AM »

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So I finished sawing the log on the sawmill and then had lunch.  Yup, first time that I have ever made a ham & shrimp sammich. food6


When I first saw this I thought it was pine grubs. About lost my breakfast.
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« Reply #805 on: May 27, 2021, 09:43:14 AM »
@bindian, this is what winterized looks like.
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But it's not so bad, 'cause it's a dry cold, y'know?  😆
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Good one.
Now can you come up with a picture of someone with icicles attached to the mustache, beard, eyelashes, and fogged up eye protectors, with exhaling steam.
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« Reply #806 on: May 27, 2021, 10:21:56 AM »

No sweat GAB.
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« Reply #807 on: May 27, 2021, 10:32:49 AM »
You ain't havin' fun until you've got a pound of ice in your beard. ;D

My lube tank goes inside with me every night in winter, rarely use WW fluid. I run hot water with a shot of Pine Sol, scrape the sawdust off before it freezes. One of my dream sawmill mods is make a built in hot water heater for the mill. ;D
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« Reply #808 on: May 27, 2021, 10:43:18 AM »
 
. . . and if Stihl offers heated handles on a chainsaw, why not on a sawmill?  😆
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« Reply #809 on: May 27, 2021, 12:24:31 PM »
I bought a coil of cooper tubing and planned to wrap the exhaust on my log splitter.  could have a water tank, and get instant hot/warm water for washing or hot chocolate.  It was though I might be out in the wilderness for days splitting wood.  It mostly stays at home in the same spot, so i can get hot stuff 100 feet away.  I take it to camp Alaska each Feb.  but now that copper is worth more than the log splitter.   :D :D  would have a fun novelty to make instant hot water from the log splitter.  might do it someday for fun.  
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« Reply #810 on: May 27, 2021, 12:55:22 PM »
Andries:
Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #811 on: May 27, 2021, 01:44:48 PM »
Things we take for granted freeze up, like diesel fuel, water pipes, brass monkeys etc. 


That's gotta mean something different there than it did to a kid growing up listening to the Beastie Boys in the '80s. :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #812 on: May 27, 2021, 05:48:19 PM »
On a ship in the colonial times the canon balls were stored on deck on a brass plate. The plate was called a "Brass monkey". When the weather got cold the brass would shrink and the cannon balls would fall of the monkey.
So, the saying is that it was cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey.

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« Reply #813 on: May 27, 2021, 06:30:15 PM »
Things we take for granted freeze up, like diesel fuel, water pipes, brass monkeys etc.


That's gotta mean something different there than it did to a kid growing up listening to the Beastie Boys in the '80s. :D
You just gave me a flashback with that one! 🤣
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« Reply #814 on: May 27, 2021, 08:44:46 PM »
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #815 on: May 27, 2021, 09:39:14 PM »
 

 
I do not mind eating Pine Grubs but I prefer them as appetizers.

Brandi, Most if not all of us use Winter windshield washer fluid in the lube tank.  If it is 0 formula I generally mix it 50-50 with water.  I can sometime find -20 so I only put a gallon in.  RV antifreeze is -100 and I sometime use it to purge my pump when I shut down.  It's certainly an overkill, but I have never had a pump freeze either.   We seldom see the teens and very rarely single digits so any of the above WW fluids will work for purging, just use your best judgment.  Of course your "freeze line" is probably about what mine is.



 
It surely was nice working today with a skidsteer that had no flat tire.


 
Some of the vertical wood grain that Southside and WDH were drooling over.


 
1X12's with the other lumber in the background.


 
1X8's with the 1X12's in the background.



All of the lumber with the 1X12's in the far background.  I only sawed 3 logs yesterday and we quit at 3:00 this afternoon so putting it together I actually sawed 3 days. I started with 64 logs and have 31 left.  Total yield so far is 7102 bf.  I left the sawmill and will return to this job on June 7th.
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« Reply #816 on: May 27, 2021, 10:19:23 PM »
   I'm embarrassed to post after seeing MMs logs and stack of lumber but since I am not on some survival show I ain't eating no grubs! Like I always said about a possum "Times ain't got that hard yet." 

   I piddled with my composting toilet and made 2 rough looking but serviceable windows. The plexiglass is thin enough I can just cut a groove with the finger eating table saw and it slips right in. I had to stop and sold a little maple to a guy who found my ad on craigslist. The firsts tack looked pretty rough but he would have been okay then I remembered a second stack and got him what he needed out of it. I'll start using the other stuff for making outhouse floors or box  seats or such to use it up.

   I had a neighbor called and wanted 2- 2.5"X6"X 16' bridge timbers. I told him all I had was poplar and it was not good for ground contact but he said cut them as they'd likely outlast him and his brother. I had a 16' spruce left from my planter project and bucked it to 6' and 10' and cut it into 2X4's. I got in a hurry and rippled over a couple of knots typical of spruce. Not something I would ever sell but I can use it for my projects. 


Spruce on/at the loading arms and 16' poplar to the right 

No pictures of my ugly embarrassing spruce but this is the 16' poplar. Mostly 1X8s that I will buck to 8' or 10' & 8' and stack tomorrow plus the 10/4 bridge timbers.  

Still on the mill a 10/4 X 6" timber with a ragged end (I had some shake in the butt log) and about 12' of 10/4X4" that ran out. It has so much tension in it I can't resaw down to 8/4 so I'll use if for project wood around the house for something. I'll deliver the 2-10/4 to my neighbor about 1/4 mile down the road tomorrow. About 307 bf out of everything I sawed this afternoon.
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« Reply #817 on: May 27, 2021, 10:46:28 PM »
Ive been milling up a few smaller chestnut oaks into 2x8x20 for trailer decking. Still have a few to go, but heres a video of me cutting the first two if anyone is interested. 

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« Reply #818 on: May 27, 2021, 11:33:23 PM »
@bindian, this is what winterized looks like.
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But it's not so bad, 'cause it's a dry cold, y'know?  😆
Whoa..........I never saw it cold enough to wear a dust mask. ::)  Dry cold is easy.  It is the humidity in the 90s here that take people out.
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« Reply #819 on: May 27, 2021, 11:35:51 PM »
that's funny, cause they have dry heat in Texas, as it is not the heat, but the humidity! :D :D :D
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No dry heat here.  Only in West Texas, the Panhandle, and Dallas.  We got we humid heat here AND humid cold.  Typical Jan. weather is raining and 40 degrees.
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