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Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:07:59 PM »
Using my Lucas 618 and a Redwood log I had I made this porch swing for my Grand Kids.

  

  

 

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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 07:28:35 PM »
The mill looks nice,the wood looks nice,the swing looks nice and the Grandkids look nice. As you say,what more could you ask for?
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 08:00:32 PM »
peder i like your posts.  i just know i'm gonna see some really nice redwood logs.   :) :)
i can't remember, did you say that you live on an acre or 2?  mostly redwood i thought.
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 08:47:28 PM »
     Nice looking swing, and really cute kids too!
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 09:17:50 PM »
A swing made with a swing mill...NICE! ;) ;D  Looks great all the way around Peder!
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 09:42:52 PM »
Peder, great post and great kids!
I have been thinking about how to brace the post and still allow for lean as I crank the winches. Thanks for the pics, I see you have it figgered out already! Nice setup, I love to see post from other swingmillers.
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 10:21:27 AM »
I saw  that first pic and thought man that's one heavy bench ;D. That's a nice looking mill you got.  sweet looking grandchildren and bench swing congrats.

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 11:43:27 AM »
30 acres of redwood.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013, 11:55:15 AM »
Purdy! :) :) :)
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 03:32:12 PM »
It is always nice to see logs that I will never be able to saw.   :)  Nice craftsmanship on the swing.  Love the kids. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 04:35:18 PM »
Great little story Peder, good looking pics  ;D what do you use to get your logs into the mill?
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2013, 11:46:47 PM »
VERY good looking Peder!  Great work.   

I do notice though that it is for the kids but the seat is full adult size.  Only a matter of time until a 300 lb adult sits in it?  Maybe consider your chain strength and connections for safety.
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2013, 06:50:11 AM »
A very nice swing/bench. Thanks for the pictures.
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2013, 12:58:00 PM »
Left Coast , I'm 225 and my wife @ 125 with kids so far so good. I move the logs with my Toyota fork lift and log arch that I made.

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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2013, 09:20:37 PM »
Nice mill and nice log.  How does that stuff cut? Have you slabbed any of it into tables?
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 11:24:08 AM »
Nice setup and pictures!  I think we're neighbors.  I have a Lucas 830 and am cutting similar logs over near the coast from you.

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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 05:14:33 PM »
30 acres of redwood??  WOW! :o  Nice looking swing.
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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 06:22:45 PM »
Grand kids are the best!  You also did a great job of turning a log into something beautiful.  It's been more than 20 years since I've cut any redwood but seeing that pic brought back the olfactory memories.  It amazes me how I can almost smell it just seeing a picture of a freshly cut redwood log. I'll be in California this fall and will get an opportunity to cut some redwood for my father-in-law. I'm really looking forward to it.
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2014, 01:12:33 AM »
Yes Redwood is great and smells and feels good.

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Re: Redwood log and my Lucas 618
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2014, 07:17:24 AM »
Looks great Peder! I really would like a chance to saw redwood.  It looks great, and lasts for what  seems like forever,  we need to see some more of your adventures with the redwood, thanks for sharing,
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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