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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2019, 07:25:24 AM »
Very nice shed! The roof line on your old barn looks straight. Is it timber framed? 
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2019, 07:53:37 AM »
No timber frame, built out of circle sawn cotton wood and whatever odds and ends they could find. (The finest of "Swedish" construction, all the odd stuff they could scavenge or saved) They built bulk bins out of fir flooring and fancy bead board. The back half of the barn had the foundation rooted out of it by hogs before I got here and is beyond fixing.. The only reason it's still here is I want to dismantle it because of the old stuff in it. If the foundation was good it would have gone to the front of the line in the game of projects, with at least a steel skin added  to it. I 've buddies with excavators that could squash it down in a matter of minutes. I've no shortage of projects it's replacement is a round top Sears barn in storage.i think this barn is a 20's or thirties vintage.  My house on the original side was square nailed so it's pre 1880,  sometime shortly after that was when the local lumber yards got modern round wire nails

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2019, 08:37:11 AM »
@Southside Here is picture of a similar Sears barn. It's the same size as my trusses will build. Plan is 3 ft block stubwall foundation to give 10 ft ceiling heighth, lean on each side. Board siding same as saw shed. 

 
 My trusses only have a seven foot sidewalls this barn looks taller. Hope to have it done by the time I'm 60.

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2019, 06:00:51 PM »
Well it looks like another year is going to go by without me sawing my big stack of bur oak, walnut, maple, and elm. Once again my real job, other projects, and life kept me from spending as much time at the mill as I wanted. Not a complete loss though as I got to use a lot of lumber I sawed last summer as well as milling up a bunch of spruce logs and cedar utility poles to build a new wood shop for myself. But the pretty hard woods will have to wait a bit longer.

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2020, 10:19:15 AM »
Well, I'm not sawing anything for a while.

Wednesday, I hooked my mill up to my current ride and and hauled it out of my sawmill yard for the first time in a very long time.



 

I hauled it out to an engine repair shop where I bought this second engine on my 1994 sawmill some 18 years ago.
Yesterday, they gave me the bad news.
The engine was dead as it has sucked a valve or something like that and had beat up the block.


 

I will be upgrading to a new 25 hp Kohler that will be installed by WM Maine once they get an engine in.
I was given a time estimate of 2 weeks to a month, if I waited to have it shipped via their truck.
I selected to have it shipped by freight truck instead hoping to get it in sooner. We'll have to wait and see.
They have one engine to prepare and send out before mine is ready to ship. And with the staff at the plant on reduced work force, it may take some time.
I guess I may start making some of Bruno of NH's planter boxes with on hand lumber to sell while I'm waiting.
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2020, 11:28:12 AM »
Sorry to hear this Jim
Hope they send it out quickly. 
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2020, 07:18:50 PM »
Total bummer Jim!  Did you get your money's worth out of the old engine?
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2020, 10:55:42 AM »
 

 Did a little SXS logging last night, couple weeks and I can get my toes wet. 

My ass, Baby, wondering what the heck I’m doing lol not sure how to rotate pics yet. 
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2020, 10:07:44 AM »
Yesterday, was one week since I ordered my new engine. No progress on my order yet.

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2020, 12:59:33 PM »
Can you talk to a good cylinder head machine shop and get an oversized valve seat installed?

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2020, 01:12:28 PM »
My business is picking up, but I'm not sawing any ERC or white oak. I can't find any logs locally or reasonably accessible. >:(
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2020, 09:46:01 AM »
On my invoice, that I got by email, it said if you have any questions about your order call this number......
So yesterday, I called that number. I got a customer service guy working from home and he said he had no way to know if my order was being worked on or not.
And I asked if the engine on order before my order had been shipped out so that I could know if I was next.
He said he'd try and find out and let me know, by email or phone call.
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2020, 09:54:53 AM »
I got an email this morning that my engine has been shipped.

Wow, great news. I wonder how long it will take to get to Maine?

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2020, 07:53:13 AM »
Still not sawing anything since I wrecked the frame on my mill. But this is giving me a chance to get some of the other stuff done that I need to do before I pick up my new Lt40 next Friday. 8) 8)

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2020, 09:01:31 AM »
I got a call from WM Maine on Friday at noon. They said they tracked my engine to a terminal in Portland and should be at their shop very soon.
I'm planning on hauling my mill up there on Monday.
So @thecfarm you'll need to keep an eye out for me if you want to see a mill on the road ;D
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2020, 09:37:46 AM »
That is good to hear Jim so you will soon be sawing again.

I got a call from the hydraulic cylinder shop saying that my cylinders are ready, so I will pick them up early Monday morning.  We will have them on and be back to sawing in short order.  ;D
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« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2020, 04:52:26 PM »
I am so busy at the hardware store I won't notice if 20 go by.  :o  We are short on help. We ran the store with 3 people for 3 weeks.  ::)    :o   :o
Just had one quit. We do have 5 there now. Should have 7. We are blowing quota by at least $2000 each day and some days even $3000.  Can you say busy!!!!
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« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2020, 10:46:01 PM »
Yep.  People stuck at home and not working can think of all sorts of things they want to build.  Banjo
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2020, 11:47:55 AM »
I cut rafters, sheathing boards, lean-to shed headers, siding for garden sheds, mantles, lumber for raised beds, and live edge “floating” shelves for ”bored” stay at home people.  They take a lot of time because they don’t buy rough cut sawmill lumber very often.

One guy started out wanting 4x4s and 2x8s to build a raised bed garden.  He came by the mill and I spent an hour redesigning with him so he could use 5/4 lumber because 2x8 was bigger than he thought!  :D :D
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2020, 12:17:34 PM »
Nebraska, is the old barn in the pic of your mill shed the one you are writing about?  I also have a old barn in bad shape, use it to store lumber, but when it was built, the foundation was poured so cheap, it is broken up and leaning.  They mixed concrete and put in forms with big sand rocks and no rebar, so the things lean where it cracks.  If I were younger, would consider replacing a piece of the foundation at a time, but not up to it any more. Still like to work, just can't handle tough jobs.  
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