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Offline dgnorton

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Re: home-made hydraulics
« Reply #220 on: January 02, 2017, 01:20:42 PM »
I'm considering an LT15 Wide. Anyone tried Pineywoods' log tuner / clamp on one of those? Wondering if it will work with the dimensions shown in the drawing from years ago. Also, anyone know what the dimensions of the main box beams are on an LT15 Wide and what the distance is between them? I'm working on a 3D model of it in Sketchup, which I'll post when it's finished.

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« Reply #221 on: March 01, 2017, 02:34:03 PM »
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Crossroads,
Your mill looks to be about the same vintage as my LT40 and you've done some of the same mods.  I raised the deck with 2 x 2 box tubing and added extensions to the back stops, although I made mine removable....they're 2 x 2 with a piece of 1 3/4 inside so they just drop down in the back-stops.

Been looking into add hydraulic to my saw and ran across this thread.....lots of ideas to consider.  I looked at a newer LT28 with the 2-axis clamp and would like to add one of those if I can get it to fit.  Along with an arm type turner it would make a new mill out of it.

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« Reply #222 on: March 01, 2017, 02:42:48 PM »
Here's a pic of my mods...
To allow for full width risers on the center rails I bent a dog-leg in the clamp handle.  Clearance between the clamp and the blade guides is close when cutting thin boards but it's workable. 
I had to cut another notch in the round bar of the clamp so I could get the lowest position just under the blade guides.  I also drilled a hole in the bar for a roll pin as a bottom stop.  That way it keeps the clamp handle from wedging against the top of the rails if you let it drop down (very annoying).  I'll post a pic later to clarify that.

 

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« Reply #223 on: March 01, 2017, 05:41:00 PM »
Here are the mods to the log clamp....bend in handle to clear deck lift, roll pin in round bar for a bottom stop, and an extra notch in vertical stops so it will lock in bottom position.

 


 

 

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Re: home-made hydraulics
« Reply #224 on: March 02, 2017, 11:23:44 AM »
Looks good D6c, I had to do the same thing with the original log clamp. I like your idea for your backstop extensions. How long is your mill? Mine will only cut out to 16', that made things a bit more challenging, but doable.
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« Reply #225 on: March 02, 2017, 01:48:19 PM »
Looks good D6c, I had to do the same thing with the original log clamp. I like your idea for your backstop extensions. How long is your mill? Mine will only cut out to 16', that made things a bit more challenging, but doable.

It will cut 20'....the longest log I've had on it was an 18' x 30" cottonwood.  Made a bunch of pallet racking deck out of it, plus a couple of planks for the outriggers on my lowboy trailer.

Got your e-mail....I may give you a call and pick your brain about the add-on's you've done.  Thanks for the offer.


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Re: home-made hydraulics
« Reply #226 on: March 25, 2018, 10:21:35 AM »
Has anyone tried Pineywoods log turner on a Norwood Mill? I just picked up a used lumbermate 2000. It has a manual log loader and roller but I would love some Hydraulics!!

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« Reply #227 on: August 29, 2018, 03:21:11 PM »
I wasnt aware that this thread is where my son got the plans for the turner. I just had the hoses made and soon will

 be posting pics of yet another "PW" turner/clamp in action, More kudos to Pineywoods for sharing such a great idea.

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« Reply #228 on: November 08, 2020, 07:40:38 PM »
What bore and stroke cylinders are needed for this turner?

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« Reply #229 on: November 27, 2020, 08:28:10 AM »
To Boudreaux,
I built a Pineywoods turner/clamp for my old LT-40 and love it.  There are lots of details, including cylinder sizes, on the first few pages of this thread.  Also, discussion of some of the issues.  Installing a hydraulic pump, getting power to run it and doing all the plumbing and controls is at least as difficult as building the turner/clamp itself.
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Re: home-made hydraulics
« Reply #230 on: November 27, 2020, 10:47:42 AM »
I no longer have the LT30, but one thing I ended up doing was rebuilding the plate that attached the arm to the mill as I ended up bending the original working with an oversized maple that I had no business milling. I ended up making the second one out of 1/2Ē materials. It may have never been an issue had I used a 12v hydraulic pump, but the 6hp gas engine may have given me a little more power than I needed. Overall though, it is a great design and worked great. 
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« Reply #231 on: July 26, 2021, 05:23:24 PM »
Another Pineywoods log turner. Thank Piney and the forum for the plans. I had built my mill before finding this forum  A lot of good info and ideas. Thanks.

 

 

 

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Re: home-made hydraulics
« Reply #232 on: July 26, 2021, 06:55:19 PM »
Is that a nitrous bottle on your mill?! You must be pretty serious about keeping that band speed up! :D
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I can work with wood, but I am NOT a Woodworker, yet.

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« Reply #233 on: July 26, 2021, 10:43:11 PM »
Nice job on the hardlines.  Most people overlook the flareless tube nuts. Handy stuff. 
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« Reply #234 on: July 27, 2021, 05:25:50 PM »
Mike--- I used flare hyd fittings with the sleeve throughout. I thought these would stand vibration better.?
Greenhorn-- I take a little whiff of that oxide once in a while to keep me going, not really, it's just a temporary gas tank. Air filter is off while I hook up throttle and choke cable.

 


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