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« Reply #1500 on: July 29, 2022, 07:02:46 PM »
Hey Tom!  Didn't realize you were FF member when in the chat!  Thanks joining us.  was a fun way to kick off the weekend and how about that kid!
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« Reply #1501 on: July 29, 2022, 07:09:25 PM »
I'm telling ya, find a way to get him on the payroll!
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« Reply #1502 on: July 29, 2022, 07:15:47 PM »
Right!?  He'd pass up Peter and MM by the time he's 9! ha!
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« Reply #1503 on: August 01, 2022, 08:19:50 PM »
I used to post a lot of pics but now I just do video;)  So here us another from my black locust job ;)


That log wasn't the best and once we got into it we realized it would make better firewood lol
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« Reply #1504 on: August 02, 2022, 08:36:54 AM »
One of you recent asked where I post my videos ;)  SO here's my shameless plug ;) :P
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That's my YouTube channel.  What you will find is that I am honest (some say brutally) about milling and what I do.  I don't hold back and hide mistakes or goof ups!  If I screw up and split the pith (which I am always saying not too do I won't hide it.  I make mistakes and I show them.  I fight with logs, I fall down (yup -- tumbled and rolled with the mill on the way back once and it's in there), let a customer try to push the head back (not intentionally) and the band came off, hit the reverse with the band engaged and lost that band and bandwheel belt etc etc etc -- my wife calls it "sawmilling, it isn't all perfect"...and some have said they like my channel because I'm not hiding stuff and only mill the nicest logs I can find...nope!  I mill crap too! :D  LOL

So, feel free to check it out and of course, I appreciate everyone that does, specially those who subscribe! ;)

I also plug FF often on my channel because if it were not for you all here I'd not have learned how to do what I do and I still learn from you all the time!  Oh and I mention some of you once in a while ;) but you'd have to watch to hear that ;) (MM I think I've mentioned you a few times ;))
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« Reply #1505 on: August 03, 2022, 06:30:15 PM »

What out!  I might git yer hands!

So, is it worth milling small logs?
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« Reply #1506 on: August 05, 2022, 06:16:45 PM »
A new one for you all today :D  Happy Friday!
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« Reply #1507 on: August 08, 2022, 05:54:45 PM »
I'm probably just crazy ha!
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« Reply #1508 on: August 08, 2022, 06:43:46 PM »
RE: the yoga pant: Just say "NO". I left my other comments on your channel. Nicely done. I dislike like ugly logs, but you forget about how ugly and how long they took when you see the stacked lumber. :)
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« Reply #1509 on: August 08, 2022, 06:47:38 PM »
LOL it is a running joke with a few of us ;)  YH included!  But don't worry, I'll not be donning anything skin tight!

And yes, those logs always make me cringe!  I always worry I'll drop one off the wrong side or get stuck trying to rotate it etc etc etc....and then there are nails, dirt and rocks!  Sheesh!

However, I'll be back to this spot in October when the weather is cooler!  2 to 3 days of milling black locust might not be too fun LOL but I'll get it done for him anyway and this time I'll have the camper on site so no more driving to and from the job site afterwards!  I'll be able to just relax and enjoy the down time ;)
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« Reply #1510 on: August 10, 2022, 06:35:37 PM »


That was fun ;)
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« Reply #1511 on: August 11, 2022, 10:43:47 AM »
LogRite the toughest CANT hook! #shorts #woodmizer #sawmill #logrite - YouTube
I just had to do this one today  8)

Thanks to FF and @logriteofficial  I've moved a LOT of logs with this little beast of a cant hook (of course you all have too since the idea for it came from here I believe)...I've had mine for ten years (maybe more, I'd have to check) and saw a post about using them on FB and decided to do this one just for fun :D
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« Reply #1512 on: August 11, 2022, 05:13:16 PM »
@Tam-i-am will have to see this one, maybe they will put it up on their page. I have 3 of their hooks, and the mill special is the next one on my list.
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« Reply #1513 on: August 12, 2022, 06:29:56 PM »
Today's video :)  Happy Friday folks!  I'm off to the can to get the tractor and take it to the repair shop!  But I will also be trying out my new chainsaw!

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« Reply #1514 on: August 12, 2022, 10:02:46 PM »
I saw that firewood you put on the mill. I never put things on my mill like that, Good way to break the mill. And if I did, it would be very very $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
for the customer. But that's just me. Good video.
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« Reply #1515 on: August 12, 2022, 11:09:21 PM »
Eric,

   Nice vid. One inspiration hit me at the end (Always a dangerous thing ::)) when I saw you stretching to reach some of the flitches on the loading arms to stand up and edge against the cant. (I use a stack of boards instead of a cant because I've had problems with tension bowing the thin cants so when I clamp the last time I don't release till I have sawed everything but I'm sawing more hardwood which does not behave as well as the softwood species you were sawing.) Anyway when I saw you reaching, which is a common problem for me I was thinking "Aha! That looks like an ideal to have a hookaroon to drag those flitches over to stand them up." I may have to make or buy one. I know a guy who is a bit of a hoarder in Mississippi who has a whole collection and should send me and you each one but I'm not holding my breath. (He's too distracted about chasing elk next month with his son and grandsons I think. ;)) Anyway, I can see one in my future as it does seem like it would make the process easier, faster and safer. I had never really thought about what they are used for till watching your video.
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« Reply #1516 on: August 13, 2022, 06:51:39 AM »
Yes, the Logrite Hookaroon lives on that side of the sawmill and is used to drag flitches onto the sawmill bed.  
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« Reply #1517 on: August 13, 2022, 08:44:06 AM »
I have and use 3 different hookeroons I use for different purposes. The 30" LogRite I bought back in the spring lives on the mill leaning up against the support leg at the head end and it used to pull the heavier slabs and flitches off when I need two hands, the reach I get with the hook makes it easier to steer slabs.
 You can actually buy those Howard, just a phone call or a couple of clicks. :D ;D
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« Reply #1518 on: August 13, 2022, 10:09:01 AM »
   Yes, I know they can be purchased and I know a sponsor here who I am sure makes the best in the industry but I thought with recent birthdays and such "certain" members might be in a particularly benevolent mood and want to send me one. Naaahh - probably not gonna happen (again) :( >:( ::) :D

   I have never seen one in use and had really never thought about what they were used for. I guess I thought they were used to turn small cants or such but watching Eric's video and seeing him him stretch to reach for the flitches to be edged, which is just like what I end up doing in many cases, the lightbulb came on and I said to myself "Self, that would he handy use of a hookaroon."
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« Reply #1519 on: August 13, 2022, 12:16:24 PM »
Another important use for a pickaroon-tending a campfire 🔥.

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