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New Sawmill Shed
« on: April 13, 2016, 09:07:15 PM »
Just got settled in to my new house and made it a priority to get a home for the sawmill.  Feels good to be making sawdust again.  During the off season, I was fortunate enough to pick up a Case 580k backhoe.  Handling logs has never been easier.

  

  

 
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 09:41:21 PM »
That is a very nice "hidey" hole.   :)
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 09:46:34 PM »
Yep, if I didn't own a backhoe, I would of never bought a mill. My old 580C extendahoe  does the job. I been looking for a set of forks I can mount on the front bucket.

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 10:01:58 PM »
Nice mill building.
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 10:17:05 AM »
looks sharp - I plan to build something like that one day

be careful on those cinder blocks stacked up 3 or more high - they love to shift sometimes.
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 11:06:32 AM »
The blocks are stronger if stacked cores up.

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 08:41:50 PM »
Nice shed. I am having 60 to 80 dump truck loads of rock brought in to fill in a hole so I can build a shed for my new mill coming in May.
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 08:46:43 PM »
I put cement blocks under my wife's women cave the same way. I have just about everyone tell me the same thing.  I know that,I just did not want them to sink into the ground. Not like I am supporting 50,000 pounds.
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2016, 06:43:11 AM »
Get yourself some 18"x18"x3" concrete pads to put under those blocks and then set them right. That would help them from shifting. Logs rolling like to shift things. A 12'x 24" wet oak log weights in around 3K. You don't want that to fall on anything.

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 08:07:16 AM »
If ya gotta use the blocks that way buy a bag of quickcrete and fill the cores.

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 09:30:17 AM »
Yes, I agree - the log deck needs some attention.  It's just temporary while I decide if I want a permanent log deck or install a log lift system .   I have black locust 6x6 timbers set up for the logs to sit on.  They didn't bow at all under load.  I still have work left to do on the shed.  Facia, more lighting.  I'll post pics as I make progress. 

Sure beats my old setup.  The platform the mill sits on is perfectly level and rock solid.  I've cut some of my best lumber on this  setup.

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2016, 06:39:08 PM »
Nice shed. 580 K I am envious . I am surprised the sticker police have responded. :D :D
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2016, 10:51:13 AM »
Nice. Problem is "temporary" eventually becomes permanent (at least around here).  So what do you do when a log rolls off the back side of the mill?  It took me years to get around to building a log deck, but now I can't imagine running the mill without it.
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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2016, 09:15:52 AM »
+2 on the 580 case, that`s what I use, but the clamshell front bucket is a better mouse trap

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Re: New Sawmill Shed
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2016, 05:47:41 PM »
most bucket forks shift side-to-side.
get a skidsteer quick attachment and true pallet forks rated for at least 3,000#
do not do what i did and get the 4 pin forks, it takes me about 15 minutes to change compared to 3 minutes with a quick attachment. time is money, even when working for yourself.

 

  
will add 2 removable post in the 24 foot gap.


  

 
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