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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 09:18:47 AM »
It would help with questions if everyone would add their sawmill as well as their location to their profile.  Just a thought.   :)
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2015, 12:29:46 PM »
I have run into a similar problem with trying to edge (or make stickers) from 10+ boards at once. Easier with two people where one can hold the boards vertically and start to remove the gap and then have the clamper person squeeze out the rest.

Having a second set of hands is helpful even on a hydraulic mill.
When little Jo gets them all stood up and the clamp is still loose is when I give the whole bunch a good shake, so the sawdust and chunks fall out, then she clamps them up tight at a point higher then midway.

 
 
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 01:02:52 PM »
I like to saw stickers with a small cant behind the boards to clamp to and flip the straight edges back down to the bed as I go. It also helps keep the sawdust out as
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2015, 09:17:45 PM »
I make a good amount of stickers / stakes using the same method. I cut 1" boards, then turn on edge, clamp, and cut again.






The important things I do are:

I Don't start out using logs with alot of sweep.

When I turn the 1" boards on end, I make sure they are square, and clamped perfectly, before I make my first "edging" cut.  This is the most important part, boards / stickers can be kept straight, but if something gets out of whack on the last 3-4" it makes the last cuts impossible.

It seems like more boards the better. I try to cut 16+ at a time.

I edge flitches seperately, then process them when I have enough of the same size.

I usually cut down almost half way through the boards, and then flip, and clamp again. I sometimes have someone sit on the stack of boards to make sure they are sitting flat while I reclamp them.







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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2015, 10:27:04 PM »
^sure does help thanks
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 11:51:38 AM »
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I see that the last thing you do is cut your stickers to length. Guys, i guess that i go around the world backwards, as my dad used to tell me because i'm left handed. That's the first thing i do, cut the log to the sticker length. With the slabs removed cut into boards and set back up to cut stickers, the stickers are in a finished state as they come off the mill.  It's a lot easier to hold the shorter pieces then a 10' + and after all, it's one place where close is good enough if one sticker is a little longer than the next. Yes i do waste sum slab material that may be made into stickers but as they say time is money. Any how that's my take on the subject.

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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 08:21:46 PM »
What I do when cutting boards into stickers is put the boards against the log stops, place a 1.5" x 4" board on it's flat between the clamp and the boards.  I can cinch the clamp down tight.  Keeps the boards from popping loose.  My last piece of sticker is 1.5" x 1". 
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 08:36:40 PM »
I make lumber first then cut to length. Makes for finished product coming off the mill. That is just what works best for me.
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2015, 11:48:47 AM »
One advantage of cutting 2-3 times the sticker length in less then desirable logs is you have more flexability in pulling stickers between knots and other defects when trimming to length.
As well as less handling.
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Re: Problems Cutting Stickers
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2015, 11:58:59 AM »
My stickers are a by product of making boards.  Currently I have a need of a few thousand 1x6 boards of varying length.  I mill the boards 1-1/16 by 7-7/8 then kiln dry.  After jointing, planing and ripping to width the residual pieces wider than 1" are cut to length and then run through the table saw using a power feeder.  End result is planed, straight and dry 40" 3/4 x 1" stickers plus finished boards. 
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