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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #820 on: May 27, 2021, 11:51:29 PM »

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.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #821 on: May 28, 2021, 05:26:35 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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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #822 on: May 28, 2021, 06:45:04 AM »
This would be a 'wet cold'.


 

The winter humidity really takes it out of ya. Noting at all like the cold you get up at altitude in places like NM or CO where it can get a lot colder but not feel as bad.

 OTOH I have been in east TX in July with the temp at 96 and the humidity at 99% (no rain) and you can swipe your hand through the air and it comes up wet. I'll take the dry over the wet anytime, heat or cold.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #823 on: May 28, 2021, 07:16:51 AM »
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.

You'll fit right on in, welcome to the forum.  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #824 on: May 28, 2021, 08:01:18 AM »
Brandi, yup here it's mostly +32 stuff.  During the Winter WalMart might have 0 and sometime -20.  Our RV isle almost always has the -100 RV stuff but it is kinda pricey but for purging you don't use much.  I run it dry and then run it until it squirts. 


 
I installed a quick connect on the hose at the lube tank and then have a short section of hose that I connect that reaches the bottom of the jug.
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« Reply #825 on: May 28, 2021, 08:20:54 AM »
I visitid a high school friend.  her dad got moved to Dallas.  It was 106.  If you walked on a black top driveway, your feet felt sticky and your tenni-runners left a little bit of rubber with the print of your shoe left on the ground.  twas hot.  the worst is Florida, you cannot run from an airconditioned building to your car with the AC running without soaking your shirt.  
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« Reply #826 on: May 28, 2021, 08:31:09 AM »
Come on Doc dont you like that high humidity in gator country 😂

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« Reply #827 on: May 28, 2021, 09:04:05 AM »
Doc don't know nuttin' yet:



 
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« Reply #828 on: May 28, 2021, 10:05:29 AM »
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
My daughter FaceTimed my wife last night.  She was dancing on her deck with friends listening to the Gap Band and "You Dropped A Bomb on Me."  Brought back memories.  I'm fairly certain a fermented fruit product was involved as well.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #829 on: May 28, 2021, 12:39:24 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.

You'll fit right on in, welcome to the forum.  
The CO was green, are you worried about it shrinking on the deck?  What says the forum?  I'm a bit concerned with selling trailer decking because I think people would install green and it might shrink in ways that caused issues.  Here it is all on mountainmindset so that's cool but for the general public ?
Thanks! I just put some screws from the bottom to hopefully keep them from warping too bad. Im not using the trailer right now, just working on it so hopefully it dries enough in the meantime. Ill do the same with the rest after I saw it. Once its all pretty dry, Ill bolt it down. Im not too worried about a few cracks between the boards. Hopefully they wont be too bad. I dont plan on selling any trailer decking after handing those 2x8s. Lol!

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #830 on: May 28, 2021, 01:43:51 PM »
Tractor Supply has RV Antifreeze as well, usually in the $3.00 ish per gallon range. 
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« Reply #831 on: May 28, 2021, 04:14:45 PM »
  the worst is Florida, you cannot run from an airconditioned building to your car with the AC running without soaking your shirt.  
You are describing Southeast Texas in July, August and Sept.  Especially at night.  I would go through 3 changes of work clothes, each night, in the hangar.
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« Reply #832 on: May 31, 2021, 10:21:01 PM »
    I drove 29 miles and set up to saw 21' cabin logs for a customer.


 

I found these 3 stacks of logs staged on the opposite side of the road from the last time I visited and sawed there. They were downhill from the road to the barn. I managed to get my mill in and set up in the field below them. The lady honchoing the project asked why I decided to set up there instead of on the road. I told her because there was no way 2 helpers with cant hooks were going to be able to roll a bunch of 21' logs uphill.

   My "Big, burly, mentally challenged helpers I had specified as required to handle the side lumber and load the logs turned out to be an 80 y/o neighbor and a skinny, 60+ y/o retired USAF retiree. To their credit they did well but we had to adjust and have the lady customer driving the tractor remove the flitches and slabs. The helpers would slide them off and she'd transport them to the staging area. I'd lift the toeboards and she'd slide the forks under. On the second side the flitches would be on top and the helpers would slide them off on the way. Meanwhile I would be sawing the next log they had loaded on the mills lifting arms. Waiting on the tractor slowed the process down some but was a good compromise. With 6.4 engine hours on the mill in about 7 hours we completed 24 logs. Several were squared to 6X10's while the rest were live edge 6" thick. We completed the upper stack. Many of the logs were crooked and a real challenge to produce a workable cabin log. One was so bad I rejected it out of hand. It was in the way and we had to load then lift off the back side of the mill.

 At the end of the day I moved the mill to the next stack, covered it for the evening and the big tractor is in the shade.

 Ready to start the next stack tomorrow.

 Slabs and flitches in the weeds next to a shed. We will process them tomorrow or the next day. We agreed on 7/8" sheeting and 1-7/8" from framing. The lady asked me at the end of the day if we had enough framing. I told her no way for me to answer that as I did not know what they had planned. Her hubby came out during sawing and asked why we were sawing the sizes and about the framing. I told him "Because that is what your wife said to cut." End of discussion.  To her credit she is a young wife with 4 kids under about 8 years old and you have to love a lady who comes out wearing Carhart overalls and coat and driving the tractor.

LE 6" cabin logs. The upper stack is edged 6X10s. I think we have about 50 more to do. A conservative estimate for today's sawing is 1058 bf based on my average sawing rate. I'm billing by the hour due to the tedious nature and extra handling. She is still going to come out okay and it is fair to me.

   I called on the way home and did a site visit for a repeat customer for Saturday assuming this job is done and weather permits. He has about 8-10 WO/RO logs about 7-8 ft long and from about 15-24 inches in diameter. Looks like an easy one day job 10-12 miles from home.
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« Reply #833 on: May 31, 2021, 11:01:26 PM »
Outstanding!!!   8)
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« Reply #834 on: May 31, 2021, 11:06:55 PM »
   I removed the rear bumper to gain a couple extra inches there and one thing I learned is doing that allowed the plastic scraper on the back of the lubricated pad that greases the rail to fall out. I'll put it back after I finish this job. Just something you all need to keep in mind if you ever remove that rear bumper on a WM mill.
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« Reply #835 on: June 01, 2021, 09:06:42 PM »
tree trimmer brought me  some firewood and I got 2 6x8 and 1 8x8 10 feet long oak. rest is firewood
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« Reply #836 on: June 01, 2021, 10:20:21 PM »
 

 I continued my log cabin log sawing today. I had the son of one of yesterday's helpers and he was top notch! Probably in his mid to late 40s and worked circles around the 3 -19 y/o Mormon Missionaries who also came to help. They were were not bad but lacked the experience and initiative to jump right in without being told what to do. The 3 of them stayed till shortly after lunch then left. The lady customer continued to drive the tractor and served as the project manager. About 4:00 pm she disappeared and came back out with a compress on her R eye. She had gotten something in it yesterday and it flared up so she left my helper to watch the 4 kids while she went to the doctor until her husband returned from the "cowpracter" or "accupokerist". When he got back he told us his wife and called and they found she had a small splinter inside her eyelid, removed the splinter and  gave her some numbing drops and said she should be fine tomorrow. The logs above are what are left from yesterday's stack plus several others the lady added while I was sawing. 8 left in the stack, one small log on the mill and another on the arms. I think our total count for the day with 7.3 hours on the engine and a complete tank (5.8 gallons) of gas used were 32 more logs. Total complete 59. Remaining either 22 or 23 depending on what else she finds. :D

Flitches and slabs from today in front. Much neat than yesterday. The husband was moving the cabin logs to the stack so I did not get a picture of them.


 I cleaned, lubed and covered the mill and packed up. On the way out this lady was in the customer's drive. I should have shut of the truck to take the picture for a better focus I guess. Before I left the house I had watched a young buck in velvet in my pasture by my yard fence about 35 yards away. I see lots in the hay fields and pastures on my trip to the client and back. One turkey was loving the fresh cut hay field for bug hunting.

 I have an early start tomorrow, same good helper and his dad so I hope we finish and I can come back and finish my composting toilet before the weekend.
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« Reply #837 on: June 01, 2021, 10:48:35 PM »
^^^Hey WV, is 6x10 a common size cut for log cabin logs?
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« Reply #838 on: June 02, 2021, 06:00:30 AM »
   They were for sill plates or such. The logs themselves are live edge and 6" thick. She had me cut a few 8X8 and several of the 6X10. Very few of her logs will make a 6X10. Lots of curve and sweep and a real challenge at times. Mostly I lay the log on the mill and let it come to rest naturally and then saw off the top and bottom leaving 6" out of the middle. Looks to me like an awful lot of chinking will be needed but that is what the customer ordered and their logs. I' trying to keep the hearts/pith centered but that is also hard to do because it wanders so much in some of these logs. I just get as close as I can and sometimes I have to cut long wedges to try to level out the hearts and such.
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« Reply #839 on: June 02, 2021, 09:14:37 PM »
   I met my helpers and customer at 7:00 this morning. My good helper from yesterday was back and his dad from the first day. Both are good. The 80 y/o dad would work circles around the 19 y/o missionaries we had yesterday morning. They were good young men just inexperienced

 We finished the 10 logs in the first stack then moved down the hill to the next stack and sawed another 20 or so. It was hard to keep up as the customer kept bringing more. By the end of the day she was pretty stressed when one log she wanted for 8X8 was not big enough (Hard to get a good square 8X8 out of a 10" diameter top with sweep in it). Then I left the roller up on one and cut 5-1/4" on one end and 6 on the other. She brought me a 14"-15" poplar with a lot of sweep and wanted an 8X8 and I had to flip it repeatedly to get square surfaces. She wanted to know why i was sawing it different and I told her because it was to be square and the others were live edge. Finally I suggested she get a chalk line and chalk out how she wanted to get an 8" square out of it. She backed off then. It came out perfect but was real stressful to get it.

 About noon we were breaking for lunch and my helpers walked to the woodline to cut a big dead red oak. The wood is green as it still had dead leaves on it. It was 36" diameter at the stump with a good bit of flare. We finally cut it into 2- 10' logs for flooring but only after I explained to her why I could not cut a cabin log that big as I was going to have to whittle it down to fit my mill. I haven't checked the calculator here but I suspect a 21' red oak that big would max out my mill and likely their tractor.

BooBoos for the day included rolling a log across it with the side supports down and leaving the toeboard up. We later moved about an 18" poplar over the mill because  she did not know what she wanted to make out of it. She backed the tractor up and it rolled off too. My alternator belt broke but I had a spare and got that fixed is pretty short order although I am not sure the customer recognized the prior planning involved to have a spare belt and tools to fix it as quickly as we did.


RO logs on and at the mill at days end. Butt log on the ground is over 36" and at least one nail 5' high. I hope it is not full of fence wire as it was right on the woodline to a big hay field. The customer suggested a 10X10 mantel and a 10X12 lintel. I asked her if she can get her tractor inside her house and asked her how they were going to mount it. She was going to think on it overnight and tell me her decision in the morning. I expect to finish tomorrow, weather permitting. The customer suggested I come edge the flitches on another trip. I told them no problem but be sure to stack and sticker them and showed how to cut off the run-out and useless parts and to stack in straight stacks. I guess I should ask them about stickers as I know they don't have them.

 Broken alternator belt. I also broke a wire on a ring connector to the debarker up in the box but found and fixed it at the end the day. 6.5 hours on the mill today.
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