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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2016, 11:39:45 PM »
No matter how conventional wisdom may fly in the face of radical thought, it's still the most popular type.

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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2016, 05:11:29 AM »
That slabber look like it would be easier to get forklift close to remove slabs after cuts. Would 13hp be enough for wide slabs?
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2016, 09:05:27 AM »
That slabber look like it would be easier to get forklift close to remove slabs after cuts. Would 13hp be enough for wide slabs?

Yes, considering people do it with even less-- it just would take longer than with some. I believe if you look at Turbosawmill's page a little more, they have more than one slabber option. I was only showing one. . . .

This is a non-dedicated slabber attachment for their Gladiator mill, it runs directly off the Gladiator's engine, which is much more powerful.

http://www.turbosawmillusa.com/slabbing-systems/gladiator-slabber-attachment
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2017, 01:09:27 AM »
It's very interesting to see the comments about the swing blade mills like Peterson and Lucas, and now turbo saw. I have been looking only at band saw Mills.  I wonder a lot about one thing: with all the gizmos put on by Wood-Mizer, Norwood, et als, to make sure the log doesn't move on the band Saw Mills, log dogs/clamps and all that, what keeps the log that's being sawed by a swing blade mill from moving?  Most of the videos I have seen show the log just sitting there on a few pieces of 6 x 6 or whatever.

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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2017, 02:07:19 AM »
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what keeps the log that's being sawed by a swing blade mill from moving?

With large logs, the weight of the log. Some wedges or "V"s cut in the bunks are enough to stop it rocking as you cut, and a big log is going to weight over a ton, so it's not going any place.

There is also the different sawing technique, where you don't usually move the log while you are cutting it. So you don't need to power log turners, clamps, tow boards etc that a fancy bank mill has. Once you get the log set up, it generally stays put.

Now if you are dealing with small logs you can set up a dog system that holds them down on the bunks. For example this is the system that Peterson supply, but the basic idea is the same with any of the mills.
http://petersonsawmills.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/EZ-DOGS-USER-GUIDE.pdf
Turbosaw's are more sophisticated (and expensive)
http://www.turbosawmillusa.com/accessories/warrior-gladiator-log-dogs

Technically there is no reason you can't build a fully featured log handling deck under the mill. But then it's not exactly portable, because the deck needs to heavy enough to support a 5ft dia log. Then you need to MOVE said log to the mill, rather than the other way around. Suddenly your 500lb portable sawmill needs a large truck to move it.
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2017, 06:12:00 AM »
It's very interesting to see the comments about the swing blade mills like Peterson and Lucas, and now turbo saw. I have been looking only at band saw Mills.  I wonder a lot about one thing: with all the gizmos put on by Wood-Mizer, Norwood, et als, to make sure the log doesn't move on the band Saw Mills, log dogs/clamps and all that, what keeps the log that's being sawed by a swing blade mill from moving?  Most of the videos I have seen show the log just sitting there on a few pieces of 6 x 6 or whatever.
I got the Turbo saw with the dedicated slabber several months ago. Due to having bypass surgery I've not ran it yet. Hope to saw first log this week. Looking forward to seeing how it runs. Will keep updates on it.
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2017, 10:51:22 AM »
It's very interesting to see the comments about the swing blade mills like Peterson and Lucas, and now turbo saw. I have been looking only at band saw Mills.  I wonder a lot about one thing: with all the gizmos put on by Wood-Mizer, Norwood, et als, to make sure the log doesn't move on the band Saw Mills, log dogs/clamps and all that, what keeps the log that's being sawed by a swing blade mill from moving?  Most of the videos I have seen show the log just sitting there on a few pieces of 6 x 6 or whatever.
I got the Turbo saw with the dedicated slabber several months ago. Due to having bypass surgery I've not ran it yet. Hope to saw first log this week. Looking forward to seeing how it runs. Will keep updates on it.

Wow man, hope you are ok.  I was wondering what happened to your mill.   I am an NC State forestry grad so spent more than a little time in your neck of the woods at the NC State Hill Forest.  It was good to see the location pop up, don't think most could put their thumb on Bahama NC.
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2017, 06:03:01 AM »
Been running band mill with a helper but stayed away from the heavy slabs. Only a few miles from Hill Forest and you pass by my place on the way, PM me and I'll give you my address and you can stop by if you like.
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2017, 06:17:13 AM »
More of us know how to get to the Bahamas than you know  :D
For the uninitiated in NC it's Ba-hay-ma, I was sawing down in Efland a few weeks ago.
My wife is a State grad... after being a UNC grad, had to go back for a real education  ;D
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Re: Peterson or Lucas Slabber?
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2017, 09:05:16 AM »
It's very interesting to see the comments about the swing blade mills like Peterson and Lucas, and now turbo saw. I have been looking only at band saw Mills.  I wonder a lot about one thing: with all the gizmos put on by Wood-Mizer, Norwood, et als, to make sure the log doesn't move on the band Saw Mills, log dogs/clamps and all that, what keeps the log that's being sawed by a swing blade mill from moving?  Most of the videos I have seen show the log just sitting there on a few pieces of 6 x 6 or whatever.

I have a pair of 6x6s with a notch cut in them. Occasionally an odd shaped log will require some shims so it sits still. As you get down to the last few cuts you have to lighten up your feed rates so the saw doesn't pull the log around.  Peterson sells some dogs that hold the log securely but I get along fine without them.
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