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New to me Lucas
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:37:48 AM »
New to me '06 Lucas  8-27 ;)

A huge thank you to Mrs. DGD who continues to support my interest in this whole sawmill thing.
Many thanks to the FF members who helped with my posts.

14 hour day trip to the Granite State to look over and purchase this Lucas,
talking time with my college aged son!!

Wonderful guy, mill was set-up and we "demo sliced" a hemlock in no time.
Runs very well no funny noises and no crushed area around the brake.

Low hours about 400, Hour meter is out of sorts but I have no reason to doubt him,
 4 blades, factory tool kit, sharpener and manuals.
He also included new banding tool.

Was snowy in the peaks of VT and is snowing here this AM.  :snowman:

Friend called last week to tell me he has a load of locust and I believe a Walnut ready to saw.

Lots to learn can't wait to get started

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 07:59:55 AM »
Good score dgdrls
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 08:06:48 AM »
Congratulations on the new to you mill. Looks like a lot of fun!

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 08:09:36 AM »
Nice score.
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:20:08 AM »
Congrats on the mill. Hoping to see more pictures as you get it set up.
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 08:35:27 AM »
way to go dgd!  glad you finally found the mill.  I know you've been looking hard
 I know you will keep us posted
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 09:47:30 AM »
     Congrats on the Lucas!  You'll like it. 8)
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 10:50:39 AM »
Congrats, dgd!  You unknowingly freed up some of my day, I had planned on calling that guy today. :D  When I first saw the ad I thought of you.  Glad you got it and glad that's one less person looking for a used Lucas. ;) :D ;D

Looking forward to the pics!

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 11:35:10 AM »
AWESOME!!
You will love it. I found the learning curve a little steep, but I had zero experience with milling wood. Let us know how it cuts

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 12:00:59 PM »
Congrats, dgd!  You unknowingly freed up some of my day, I had planned on calling that guy today. :D  When I first saw the ad I thought of you.  Glad you got it and glad that's one less person looking for a used Lucas. ;) :D ;D

Looking forward to the pics!

JM

The gentlemen mentioned their was an interest from a fellow in Maine.

When I showed up and we struck a deal he said "great when you coming back to get it?"
I responded "no extra trips, lets have the boys pack her up while we do the paperwork"

I installed the rack system Friday night in anticipation of this mill being the one to get

Thanks guys  look forward to sawing with it.

photos to come

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 09:30:39 PM »
Good for you on the Lucas! And thanks for the pictures. Looks like you went through my hometown Bellows Falls,Vt. And go back to Bromely in the summer and check out the alpine slide.

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 09:34:46 PM »
Great deal finding that Lucas! smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 04:51:59 AM »
Gday

A big congrats Dan I am happy for you and sure you will love it Mate  ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup

400 hrs is nothing  :) i use to run the second one ever built and it had two owners who where both commercial sawmillers you can put alot of hours on one Mate  ;) ;) ;D 8)

Keep us posted Mate  ;)

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 05:58:56 AM »
Chris,  Thank you

I'm looking forward to being able to move this one around. 

I need to get acquainted with the unit and do some practice mobilization/demobilization.
I have about 6 yellow locust  waiting on me (more wood to finish my decks) then a walnut stem that looks like it has nice potential.

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 06:17:56 AM »

I'm looking forward to being able to move this one around. 

I need to get acquainted with the unit and do some practice mobilization/demobilization.

DGDrls


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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 06:29:56 AM »
Have fun with your mill.  ;D
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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 12:45:23 PM »
Nice looking unit ,a friend of mine has a lucas about 6 miles from where i live. What town in N.H. was it in? just wondering how far away from me the mill was? Don
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 02:01:22 PM »
Nice mill DG, looks like a dandy!
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: New to me Lucas
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 04:39:49 PM »
Sweet mate!!!! two thumbs up, you are gonna love it!!! an 8-27 is an old gal, but a good workhorse and if she's only got 400 hours, then you are on a winner mate. Forum member Weisyboy had the same model until a few months back -when he got hold of a 10-30 (namely my carby 10-30...let me get into the EFI 10"  ;D)

Any issues with setting up, or any kind of q's feel free to ask away mate  ;)

Again good onya 8)
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 08:51:51 PM »
Nice looking unit ,a friend of mine has a lucas about 6 miles from where i live. What town in N.H. was it in? just wondering how far away from me the mill was? Don

Loggah,   Thanks, I went to Orford to get it. I suspect it may be the same one

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