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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1700 on: April 25, 2022, 10:53:19 PM »
I think ti's a good idea and add 4 to 6" to the arm too. 
I'm going to bed now, have 3 truck load to scale in the morning.
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1701 on: April 25, 2022, 11:36:10 PM »
Some European Wood-Mizers have that area plated from the factory. I'm thinking about eliminating the swinging sections and replacing with modified bed sections from the bed extension.
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1702 on: April 26, 2022, 07:01:27 AM »
Jake beefed up the underside of his movable bed rails to prevent the adjustment stud from punching through.  Mine looked OK.

I'll get to try the mod out today with ERC pecker poles first.  ;D
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1703 on: April 26, 2022, 06:40:13 PM »
The beefed up frame and dead on exact movable bed rails are and will be a solid modification for the sawmill.  8)
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1704 on: April 27, 2022, 08:51:57 PM »
You should just go ahead and paint the rest of it now.😁

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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1705 on: May 19, 2022, 09:16:12 PM »
 

 
These two 2' sections of pipe are not a direct modification to the sawmill but they are the "cat's meow" for turning large logs and these 4 cants to keep them from spilling over the top of the side support. 
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1706 on: May 22, 2022, 12:36:27 AM »
Lynn,
         I like that.  Numerous times I am sawing 4x4s or 4x6s from a huge log and have to remove a 4 inch thick "cant" to make the turn or put it over the side supports.  Again, I like it and gotta get my own "orange glow sticks".  There you go.............Magicman glow sticks!
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1707 on: May 22, 2022, 08:58:08 AM »
i did similar for my LT15



 

I used some rectangular tubing that slides over the stops
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1708 on: May 22, 2022, 11:58:59 AM »
Did you hide your dog's toy in it? :D
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« Reply #1709 on: May 23, 2022, 05:59:14 AM »
 :D :D :D

to Sox everything is a toy. He may have been looking at a piece of bark.
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1710 on: June 20, 2022, 02:01:20 PM »
Just made some of the same for my mill. I found that when turning large logs or cants they sometimes would ride up on top of my swing up backstops. I made mine angled so there is a little more room for the log when the turner is raised.
I also made some flat, slip in "pads" for my dogs. My dogs have a small spike in them to dig into the log. They work good for thick bark. I've also found I can sometimes tear the bark off of a log buy inserting them slightly into the bark, then lowering the dog. The downside to the spikes is that because they dig in a bit, when I clamp into a can't , because my dog assys tilt a little when clamping, it wanted to slightly raise the can't up off the bed. Because I like the spikes for some things, and didn't want to get rid of

 

 

 

 

 

 them completely, I made some flat pad adapters that slip into the top of the dog. When then dog is fully lowered, they stick up about 3/4" above the bed. I'm hoping these will work better when clamping cants and that because they are smooth, won't want to raise the can't.
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1711 on: June 20, 2022, 06:49:42 PM »
 

 

I have complained for 7 years now about not having a good grip on my LT35 when I go to load it on the ball on my truck. I picked up a $1 barn door pull and used my last 2 self-tapping 2" screws to put it on today. I don't know why WM does not include them. Maybe they will see this post, add them and send me some money for the idea. :D A  double handle size would be nice but this is light years better. What is it they say - it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

  So simple, so cheap, so easy. I should have done this years ago.  
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1712 on: June 20, 2022, 07:11:47 PM »
I leave my 78” Logrite up against the mill, to be loaded last. As long as the customer doesn’t make a “helpful” move to put it in the truck, it is there to move the sawmill onto the hitch if I don’t get the truck ball perfect.
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