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Itís starting!
« on: November 22, 2021, 06:53:32 PM »
  After a few weeks of working on the trailer(still have work left) we were finally able to get the mill together and made our first cut. I have a cedar cant my pawpaw had milled over 20+ years ago so I figured that would make a good first cut. I figure Iíll have to run it a while and check all the adjustments several times between each log. I was pressed for time, but Iíll hopefully get some pine on it this weekend.


 

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 06:59:08 PM »
Thatís great news! Congratulations!

Usually I suggest to saw some other stuff before grandmaís walnut or paw pawís cedar.  

Glad it turned out well!  
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 07:57:30 PM »
 If I had not grew up sawing with him or seen something questionable in the mill build/assembly I probably wouldíve waited. I only made 2 cuts and itíll be going back to its safe space. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 10:26:22 AM »
Trailer looks like it was worth the time invested.  Happy sawing!
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 01:46:28 PM »
Just being observant rather than critical, but that blade was leaving some mighty deep "scratches".  smiley_headscratch
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 04:01:10 PM »
Just being observant rather than critical, but that blade was leaving some mighty deep "scratches".  smiley_headscratch
I agree, not the worst I have seen but we would definitely like it a little better. Iíll probably try another blade. Had to finish some painting today so didnít get on the mill but with a 4 day weekend Iíll definitely have some more time on it.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 08:08:03 PM »
Congratulations.  I'm a couple of hours SW of Y'all.  Glad to hear from another East Texas sawyer.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 06:00:42 PM »
 Had just enough time to grab an old hickory thatís been down for a year. I was able to knock the bark off and it seemed too mill pretty good. Itís definitely a little soft but good practice. Actually cut pretty straight/flat too. After an 8 hour shift tonight Iíll be breaking it in some more this weekend. 

 

 

 

   
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