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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #960 on: June 22, 2021, 10:17:44 PM »
 

 I needed some more stock lumber (Framing, boards and battens) to build another composting toilet and 2 sheds so I cut a spruce tree out of my overaged Christmas tree patch, dragged it down and bucked into 6 - 8 & 7 ft logs. All are small diameter.

 

Took 1.6 engine hours and here is the finished product. Battens are 3" wide X 3/8" thick. Total yield was 144 bf. I'll need to cut another tree or two to get enough siding I think.

    I now have 899.5 hours on the mill. I guess my tomorrow project will be to do my 50 hour service. I have an appointment Thursday to have the trailer serviced and brakes checked and such. I sure don't want it doing like my boat trailer last Friday. 

Roundhouse,

   I've got you beat on the sawing for unusual product. I actually sawed a large Ash log one time just to get a bag of sawdust for a customer. Normally I'd have had a pile of sawdust by the mill but I had just cleaned up the mill site and dumped and dragged/bladed the site clean. A customer called and wanted some sawdust to use in a bucket/composting toilet in his travel van so I actually went out and cut up another stock log to get the sawdust for him.
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« Reply #961 on: June 22, 2021, 11:13:37 PM »
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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Good you caught it quick. My wife had the same thing. The best warning she had was her brother had it years ago and ignored it and lost one eye. We jumped on it like you did and the laser treatment was successful. She had both eyes done within a year, kinda strange but glad we got it. Park the heavy lifting for a while!
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« Reply #962 on: June 23, 2021, 10:01:49 AM »
very nice pics, and would love to see a few more about you shed design.  looks solaresch.  good work in the woods.
Thanks doc,
Where my mill and shed is located a lot of snow falls every winter and that was the main driver in the design, a steep roof to easily lose the snow without me being there. I also wanted to allow for a lot of natural light on the mill even in gloomy weather. Since the footprint of the shed is small, 8' x 20', I built the trusses to slope in one direction. The vertical side of trusses I enclosed in clear panels to let the light in. After I built it I briefly asked myself "could I use the upper space as a solar kiln?" but I quickly dismissed that as there isn't really access for that, a floor would block light to the mill, and it wasn't built with the weight that would add in mind. Instead I've kept it open and really like the airy-ness and light around the mill. I use a tiny bit of storage up there but that's it. The shed sits on a northwest-southeast axis and I theorize that later in the winter morning sun can shine through the panels, raise the temperature a bit under the roof and help slide snow off the roof. I'm not there to observe this but the roof has worked very well for the five years I've had it. 
Here is a look at the shed during construction before I put the mill under it. You can see the truss design and the end panels aren't up yet. The small "drip roof" that is on this side would be added the following spring.



The following spring with the mill in the shed and work continuing on the drip roof.



And with the end panels in place the shed was essentially done. The panels don't completely enclose the ends but get close enough to the eves to keep all the weather off the end trusses.



A look at the other side of the shed early in its career. It sheds snow very well, and provides shade in the summer.



There's no power out there so I've added a deep cell battery to run an overhead winch and some 12 volt lights that come on when I need finish up after sunset.



Finally, here is the shed as it looks currently with a log deck in place, you can also see the lattice panels I hang on the sloped side when not running the mill.



Pretty humble compared to a lot the large sheds I've seen here but the work that went in to it has been worth it and I'm happy with the design.
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« Reply #963 on: June 23, 2021, 10:37:27 AM »
thanks RH.  be proud of your creation.  some nice ideas there.  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #964 on: June 23, 2021, 12:11:48 PM »
    I like it! How wide is the opening in front for your logs and such.

   I should copy a similar design to keep the mill in when I am not on the road with my mill.
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« Reply #965 on: June 23, 2021, 01:41:13 PM »
   I like it! Howe wide is the opening in front for your logs and such.

    I should copy a similar design to keep the mill in when I am not on the road with my mill.
The opening is only about 11' which is enough for 90+% of what I mill, 8' 6" logs and 10' 6" logs. Other logs I have brought in with the loader through the backside by zig zagging them around the posts. I'm working out a system for loading oversize "beam" logs from the end, I won't need it often but will be able to mill long logs without taking the mill out of the shed.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #966 on: June 23, 2021, 09:02:24 PM »
I finished sawing my little hourly rate two day job today by sawing this jewel:



Looks are deceiving because that top limb is ~16" diameter and 3' above the sawmill bed.  Notice that we have the butt tied down with a ratchet strap.  I brought it down to the stem and turned it 90.  It was then 24" wide and was sawed into 1" slabs.


 


 
OK, but what was it?  @WDH No picture of the end grain.


 
The bark.


 
A knot.


 
Another knot.


 
Woodgrain.


 
Edge with bark.  I am saying either Tupelo or Black Gum??


 
A portion of the lumber whack.


 
Another view and as they say; this one is in the book.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #967 on: June 23, 2021, 10:19:12 PM »
It is elm. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #968 on: June 23, 2021, 10:39:29 PM »
Well DanG, I see it now and it's so obvious.  smiley_dizzy

At least you didn't have any trouble seeing it.  ::)
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« Reply #969 on: June 23, 2021, 10:44:28 PM »
My right eye got lasered today.  Gotta stand down until at least Monday.  I am gonna go batty no being able to do anything stressful.  I may go piddle in the barn in front of my new 5 foot fan.

.........................and no, I am not cleaning the house.
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« Reply #970 on: June 24, 2021, 03:39:58 AM »
when you say... "Piddle in the Barn"  ...  I have to say, it conjured a little different image than I think you intended!   :o :o :o   8)   :D :D :D
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« Reply #971 on: June 24, 2021, 05:01:28 AM »
Hey piddle, piddle, the cat and the fiddle and the cow jumped over the sawmill  ;D.  
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« Reply #972 on: June 24, 2021, 06:23:09 AM »
we should probably get some sleep.  oh well.  @Bindian will be so happy to wake up and see that she has mail!  and piddling in front of a 5 foot fan...  sounds like the proverbial "piddling in the wind"  .  or the movie, "gone piddling with the wind".  "frankly Danny, I don't give a @DanG "  8th night of 8 in a row 12 hour shifts.  please do not send me to the woodshed!  8)  a couple of sick people in the AMs and 4 hours over puts me at 100 hours for the work week.  so I been sawing nothing.  
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« Reply #973 on: June 24, 2021, 07:07:21 AM »
when you say... "Piddle in the Barn"  ...  I have to say, it conjured a little different image than I think you intended!   :o :o :o   8)   :D :D :D
Yeah, me too. But then I thought "Well maybe he has dirt floors in his barn" and that made it OK in my head.
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« Reply #974 on: June 24, 2021, 07:52:55 AM »
A classic example of the same word having different meanings for people in different parts of the country.
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« Reply #975 on: June 24, 2021, 08:09:19 AM »
and the cow jumped over the sawmil


Funny you should say that.  No jumping involved but I did have one born in the mill shed last winter when it was the only dry place on the farm and it had lights given it was happening in a rain storm at 3:00 AM.  
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« Reply #976 on: June 24, 2021, 01:11:36 PM »
Brandi,
Piddling in the wind aside,  don't do much let your retina surgery heal!  Glad you got it fixed.

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« Reply #977 on: June 24, 2021, 02:01:17 PM »
Take care of yourself Brandi, there will still be lots of work for you to do when you heal up and having adequate eyesight is important. I really do admire your work ethic , you are one hard working gal.
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« Reply #978 on: June 24, 2021, 06:03:11 PM »
Amen!
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« Reply #979 on: June 24, 2021, 06:16:13 PM »
Brandi,

   In response to comments and innuendos from several of our esteemed FF members who are obviously lacking in couth and the normally accepted basic social graces, please accept my deepest and most sincere apology. No doubt it was "a slight carelessness in their upbringing." ;)

    Anyway, glad you're on the mend. Follow the your doctor's instructions and get well soon. I had cataract surgery in January and it amazing what they can do these days.
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