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Offline Bruno of NH

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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2017, 07:34:53 PM »
I have an industrial generator with a robins/Subaru engine
It's built like a tank and they rebage it as a John Deere
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2017, 08:18:31 PM »
SkyDoc, You will enjoy that mill and get a lot of work done with it. I have had a manual Turner Mill for 15 years and cut many 1,000's of feet of lumber with it. Other than replacing a few bearings on the guides and the main drive belt, it has been very reliable for me. Mine is manual with a 13 hp Honda. But I have wished on many occasions to have something as large as yours. Good Luck with it. smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2017, 09:58:06 AM »
Bruno, that's good to know. I've only heard good things about the Subaru engines that's why I was comfortable getting one knowing that they're stopping production.

WS, that's good to know that you've had one for a long time. What I liked the best was the ability to talk to Bill and design the mill.

Everyone else, yes the mill runs on trailer tires not steel band wheels.

Oliver, thanks for that tip. If you hear more in the future please let me know for my own resources
The mill should be here late tonight or tomorrow. I'm not sure about the power feed but I will let y'all know about that specific item. I've got 2 26" logs that were too large for my small push mill that have vexed me for nearly a year. They will meet their demise when the Turner Monster shows up. We had some weather the other day and I'm crossing my fingers for more free trees.
Dad always said "its easier to learn from someone else's  mistake than to make it yourself". Thats why I am here....

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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2017, 03:22:03 PM »
I stopped by the shop one day to look at the Turner mill. Very impressed but he was behind in production for months so I went with something else.
From what I remember seeing I believe you'll be very happy with your choice.
Also, he was a very nice man and easy to talk to.
Good luck and have fun!

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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2017, 07:16:13 PM »
When I called him I asked him what his production time was and he said about 8 weeks for what I wanted. He had to do some custom fabrication to meet my needs.

I couldnt be happier with the process and his product. It's supposed to be here either late tonight or early tomorrow.

Doc
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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2017, 09:18:59 PM »
Well, she showed up right before dinner!

If you need a hotshot service I cant say enough good about JB Transport. John was super easy to work with, he kept me informed and got it from New York state to Baton Rouge in less than 48 hours.

I'll get pictures of her once I take her to the car wash and rinse the salt off of her tomorrow. First up are those two big pine logs I've been sitting on.

Doc
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2017, 06:44:34 AM »
There will be a good chance they are going to put sand down on the roads today. Oh, watch out for ice on the roads. If you are home next week once it warms up, I would like to come by and check it out. ;D

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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2017, 02:03:03 PM »
Nice, sturdy looking mill  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 02:49:10 PM »
I've also got a Turner Mill and have been very happy with it. 1 broken blade in the last 3 years, no lube to deal with at blade......
Bill is great to deal with as he personally works on every mill, alongside one other worker. He's less interested in growing his volume than putting out excellent work from what I see. I'm only about 75 minutes from his shop so that's a plus too. You get your money's worth!
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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2017, 08:44:20 PM »
I'm quite pleased with my new mill! I have some learning curve that I'll have to figure out. Going from a small push mill to a giant fully hydraulic mill. I have milled about 4 logs to date, mostly oak from a storm a while back.

Started building a chicken coop 12x14' out of what I had to use...which was oak. It seems I made ALL of the newbie mistakes rather quickly. I bent a band by raising the log stop into it, I hit the log loading arm with the band cover and I learned that if I am going to take an 8" bite off of a cant that the drive system cover will not let it pass, so you just need to scoot the cant over an inch or so. I'll post pictures in the Whatcha Sawin thread soon.

Doc
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2017, 10:43:22 PM »
Congratulations Doc on the "new baby".   8)
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2017, 11:16:34 PM »
Nothin like a new mill to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.  Congrats!
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Re: New Beauty coming to South Louisiana
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 11:36:09 PM »
You know, that is just a well thought out, simple, and good looking mill.  I like it a lot, and I'm sure you do too!  Simplicity is a big bonus in my books.  Enjoy :)
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