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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #940 on: June 19, 2021, 09:26:37 AM »
Thatís good to know, thank you. 

Iím not sawing for the next few days, I picked up a excavation job and will be laying about 1200í of water line. 
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« Reply #941 on: June 19, 2021, 09:53:57 AM »
One advantage I found with my makeshift log deck is it could take the abuse of dropping logs on it, without worrying about knocking the mill out of alignment by loading directly on it.
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

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« Reply #942 on: June 20, 2021, 07:28:28 AM »
One advantage I found with my makeshift log deck is it could take the abuse of dropping logs on it, without worrying about knocking the mill out of alignment by loading directly on it.
Exactly! Loading directly onto the mill with a fel or forks or grapple is always taking a chance.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #943 on: June 20, 2021, 04:30:25 PM »
Saturday June 12th the sawmill and I traveled 81 miles to saw walnut slabs in Emerson Iowa. My first photo of the day was sunrise over the Missouri River from the highway 2 bridge at Nebraska City. It was a pleasant reminder of all the time Iíve spent fishing and waterskiing on that particularly piece of water. In the mirror you can see the TK1600 in tow behind my truck.





The customer had at least twenty walnut logs scattered about in several piles waiting to be sawn. He also had a John Deere skid loader for bringing the logs to the mills loading arms.











The sawing took 8 hours and the logs were all turned into either 1 1/2Ē or 2 5/8Ē live edged slabs. The client had a 14í x 8í dump box type gooseneck trailer that we filled with over #9000 lbs of slabs. The rest of the slabs were dead stacked in the driveway to be hauled away in two more trips. It wasnít until I had left the job that I realized I never took photos of the trailer full of slabs or the slabs dead stacked in the drive but I did take a photo of this one on the sawmill.





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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #944 on: June 20, 2021, 07:10:38 PM »
 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #945 on: June 20, 2021, 09:06:53 PM »
FYesterday I traveled 44 miles to a saw for a repeat customer south of Johnson Nebraska. The customer had an assortment of logs of his own as well as one oak log brought in from a nearby neighbor and a couple big oak logs brought over by his cousin who lives in the house just up the road from him.





We started the day off with a walnut log that was sawn into 5/4Ē lumber. Some live edge, some square edged boards.





Then a large 497 bf Burr Oak log that was only 8í-8Ē long. I had to trim off a little flair here and there to make it fit. This log was brought over by the clients cousin and had been salvaged out of an old dead oak that had fallen into his creek some years back. You can see this log in the weeds just to the right of the saw head in the photo below. 





Some of the oak boards produced from that log.





Miscellaneous Hackberry, pine, cedar, oak, and walnut 5/4Ē boards, live edge slabs, and 6Ēx6Ēs





And the wide, knotty, pitch filled, difficult to saw ponderosa pine slabs below that I seriously struggled with. I was not happy with the way the two slabs on the left turned out. I even tried re-sawing the wide ones with two different brands of new blades and couldnít get a flat cut. So I deducted the time spent on these from my billing. 





Last off was some 5/4Ē walnut crotch slabs and dry stickers cut out of scrap 2x boards the client had. 



 



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« Reply #946 on: June 20, 2021, 10:47:32 PM »

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Is that a shiplap attachment?  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Y'all!
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« Reply #947 on: June 20, 2021, 11:04:15 PM »
Saturday June 12th the sawmill and I traveled 81 miles to saw walnut slabs in Emerson Iowa. My first photo of the day was sunrise over the Missouri River from the highway 2 bridge at Nebraska City. It was a pleasant reminder of all the time Iíve spent fishing and waterskiing on that particularly piece of water. In the mirror you can see the TK1600 in tow behind my truck.


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The customer had at least twenty walnut logs scattered about in several piles waiting to be sawn. He also had a John Deere skid loader for bringing the logs to the mills loading arms.



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The sawing took 8 hours and the logs were all turned into either 1 1/2Ē or 2 5/8Ē live edged slabs. The client had a 14í x 8í dump box type gooseneck trailer that we filled with over #9000 lbs of slabs. The rest of the slabs were dead stacked in the driveway to be hauled away in two more trips. It wasnít until I had left the job that I realized I never took photos of the trailer full of slabs or the slabs dead stacked in the drive but I did take a photo of this one on the sawmill.


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Thanks for looking!
Last time I crossed that bridge they were building levies around Sapp Bros truck stop.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #948 on: June 21, 2021, 11:33:25 AM »

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I figured it out in the morning.
Is that a shiplap attachment?  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Y'all!
            hugs,  Brandi
Brandi:
If you look at reply 937 you can see the SLR under the cant and on top of the bed rails.
The SLR can be used to make tapered siding and shingles.
For more information see the W-M web site.
If you do not use the SLR properly you can make some nice thin parallel boards.  I know cause I done dooded it.
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« Reply #949 on: June 21, 2021, 06:21:15 PM »

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I figured it out in the morning.
Is that a shiplap attachment?  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Y'all!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #950 on: June 21, 2021, 10:15:21 PM »
Saturday June 12th the sawmill and I traveled 81 miles to saw walnut slabs in Emerson Iowa. My first photo of the day was sunrise over the Missouri River from the highway 2 bridge at Nebraska City. It was a pleasant reminder of all the time Iíve spent fishing and waterskiing on that particularly piece of water. In the mirror you can see the TK1600 in tow behind my truck.


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)


The customer had at least twenty walnut logs scattered about in several piles waiting to be sawn. He also had a John Deere skid loader for bringing the logs to the mills loading arms.



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The sawing took 8 hours and the logs were all turned into either 1 1/2Ē or 2 5/8Ē live edged slabs. The client had a 14í x 8í dump box type gooseneck trailer that we filled with over #9000 lbs of slabs. The rest of the slabs were dead stacked in the driveway to be hauled away in two more trips. It wasnít until I had left the job that I realized I never took photos of the trailer full of slabs or the slabs dead stacked in the drive but I did take a photo of this one on the sawmill.


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)


Thanks for looking!
Last time I crossed that bridge they were building levies around Sapp Bros truck stop.
Now they're raising the roadway and existing secondary bridges between the river bridge and Sapp Bros truck stop. Theyíre also adding a pair of bridges to allow flood waters under the roadway where the last flood washed out the road.
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« Reply #951 on: June 21, 2021, 11:57:41 PM »

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I figured it out in the morning.
Is that a shiplap attachment?  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, Y'all!
            hugs,  Brandi
Brandi:
If you look at reply 937 you can see the SLR under the cant and on top of the bed rails.
The SLR can be used to make tapered siding and shingles.
For more information see the W-M web site.
If you do not use the SLR properly you can make some nice thin parallel boards.  I know cause I done dooded it.
GAB
That is what I thought.  You can see some of it in the photo in reply 944.
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« Reply #952 on: June 22, 2021, 12:10:52 AM »
I won't be moving and bucking logs and sawing anytime soon.  Sat. I had a green laser light show in my right eye's peripheral vision, all day long.  Sunday it was mostly a vision show of floaties in the eye.
Eye doctors fit you in when this happens, as it is dangerous.  As it turns out, I have a tear and a hole on my retina.  I find out Wed. if the specialist will laser the hole closed, or just let my eye doctor treat me.  He has seen patient's cases go both ways.  Meanwhile, I am to not do anything stressful.  So when I feel up to it, I will piddle in the barn.  I got 3 items to finish on the 250 hour sawmill mx.
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« Reply #953 on: June 22, 2021, 03:26:08 AM »
get well soon!
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« Reply #954 on: June 22, 2021, 07:43:17 AM »
Best of luck with that eye Brandi.

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« Reply #955 on: June 22, 2021, 08:14:11 AM »
My right eye developed the same issue a few years ago.
It can be serious and come on quickly - you will want to be a strong advocate for quick treatment Brandi. 
All the best for a quick recovery.
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« Reply #956 on: June 22, 2021, 10:36:27 AM »
A week ago I finally got back to running the sawmill for a little bit. I milled 4 hemlock logs, two were from last fall and two I had cut the day before. I've been working on a new road and as part of the widening I cut a couple "extra" stems that were paired with larger hemlocks, one was at the edge of the road, both had a lot of limbs shadowing the road. Below is the before and after. On the left are the trees shortly before they were cut, at right the same spot the next morning. 




Stems this small only allowed for one 8' butt log from each but I figured even at 11" diameter they were worth cutting into a couple beams. It was easy enough to grab them with the tractor and run them back to the log deck. The jack is along for the ride, a gentler ride on the logs vs. the rack of the 4-wheeler where I've had parts vibrate off before.




The other two logs were a little bigger from a much bigger tree, each had two 12' logs below them on their respective trees. 




I ended up with a modest 13 4/4 side boards, 3 6x6 beams, and one 5x5 beam. I wasn't sure of the final destination for this lumber and didn't feel like reshuffling my existing air drying piles so I stacked and stickered everything on the mill. Not my normal practice but it's going to be another stretch of time before I fire up the mill again, this wood will be considerably drier and I will be using it or moving it to where it needs to go.








Ironically, the "product" I brought home that day was the outside scrap. My wife runs a school farm and with a wet spring was looking for a way to get through the "boot sucking mud" to the feeders in the cattle pastures. Laying down some of these scrap slabs like these provided enough traction and floatation to safely reach the feeder and return. Now there is demand to keep a supply in stock.


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« Reply #957 on: June 22, 2021, 06:56:54 PM »
very nice pics, and would love to see a few more about you shed design.  looks solaresch.  good work in the woods.
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« Reply #958 on: June 22, 2021, 09:05:32 PM »
I am sawing a two day job for a re-peat "three-peat" customer.  Sycamore, Red & White Oak, and ERC.


 
Hidden in the tall grass.


 
My customer and his brother "rolling" a chainsaw split Sycamore "log" to the sawmill.  Actually the Magic Hook is doing the work.



Most of which got QS.  I sawed over 2Mbf today but I forgot to take a picture.  :-X
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« Reply #959 on: June 22, 2021, 09:17:38 PM »
Thanks guys.  Y'all are the best!
           hugs,  Brandi
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