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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1380 on: October 09, 2021, 10:47:44 PM »
Danny's Bulldogs were vicious today. 
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« Reply #1381 on: October 09, 2021, 10:50:31 PM »
  Yes, in Auburn we are checking to see if those grief counselors in Baton Rouge are available. :( Well done dawgs.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1382 on: October 09, 2021, 10:59:32 PM »
I thought maybe you thought more of Danny than to inflict him with Live Oak.  :D :D :D :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1383 on: October 10, 2021, 06:41:57 AM »
Been a month or more since we were making sawdust. Finally got some time yesterday to finish up some leftover spalted maple and birch. Cut them 4" thick x 4ft long. Gonna shove them in the kiln next week and see what happens.


 

And a 10x10 birch for the wife's newest project. Some thing like a long hall table, 2 m&t joints, made from 3 pieces of an 8ft length. We'll see how that goes.  :)



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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1384 on: October 10, 2021, 10:17:53 AM »
Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while :).  
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« Reply #1385 on: October 10, 2021, 08:45:16 PM »
I had a small world type of thing happen today.  I was working today and we were at a fundraiser for an agency that raises funds to help the families of fallen and injured first responders in the St Louis area.  I was sitting and talking with a fellow firefighter from a neighboring department.  We were talking woodworking and showing each other things we had made.  He then mentioned that there was a cutting board in the silent auction that he was hoping to win for his wife who really liked it.  He told me what it was like and I told him I'd been selling wood to a lady who was making boards something like that.  A while later he was taking me to the table to show me the board because he wanted to know about the resin that was used in it.  As I was walking to the table I heard a voice say, "Hey I know you".  It was my customer.  Instantly I knew that the board he wanted was made by her.
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« Reply #1386 on: October 10, 2021, 09:09:39 PM »
we made coasters and boards to have a glass of wine on and maybe some snacks like meat and cheese (mini charcuterie) with the inland orchard vineyard logo on.  I am getting low on my thin coaster stock.  i made some at 1/4 inch, and some at closer to 1/8th.  he likes the 1/8th.  so need some more dried thin stock.  took 4 days to dry last time.  here is the other half of the big ugly maple log with beauty inside.  





my buddy Jim, is at least wearing gloves.  he sawed a few minutes and i got a pic. 



 



had some bibbying work to do.



 




19 wide by 24 inches tall.

 

 

 

 

 

a bit of figure, and i hope it is in the other profile as well.  there was a crotch in this area.





a 1 inch side wood that will make a good 1 inch thick large charcuterie board with some interesting color and grain. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1387 on: October 10, 2021, 09:40:48 PM »
Are you saying Jim is 19" wide and 24" tall?  :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1388 on: October 10, 2021, 09:48:30 PM »
  I started the day with a visit and shopping trip to the flea market with Sampson. I picked up 3 watermelons and the man said that is the last of the season. I guess we are the last melons anywhere and we don't find them every year. I got two very good ones from him last week. He works on a big sawmill operation over in Covington VA.

I returned to my sawing job a little after 11:00 and sawed till dark. I whittled away 8 logs for the day. Sawing, stacking, setting up new piles takes a long time for me. Also a neighbor of the customers came by to pick up a big plastic tote and I had to move my truck and I helped him load it.



 I had one short (7') RO log to saw and added a few 8' boards I'd trimmed out from others.

I ended the day with 635 bf of 4/4 boards from 4" - 12" wide. I did learn a new technique I plan to continue to use.

For many years I had edged my flitches against the cant they came from. I find this gives me a much more stable surface to edge against. The downside is often when I get low on the cant and release the clamp to stand the flitches against the cant, because of tension and the reduced weight, the cant will rise up. For me that means either a lost or defective board as I have no way to pull it back down and trimming to remove the bow/dip will cost me one board as I had already started sawing the cant on a predetermined mark. What I decided today was instead of releasing the clamp I'd just saw to the rails then edge the flitches with no cant for support. This worked well and the cant did not rise up because I had the pressure from the clamp and the weight of the unstacked board. Before I moved the finished boards I realized they were just as stable as a cant so I just stood the flitches up against the stack of boards, clamped and edged as normal. If edging down to 6" I'd leave about 5-4/4 boards. If I found I needed to edge down to a 4" board I just stack the finished boards leaving 3. I can see no reason not to continue using a stack of boards instead of an unsawed cant and I see no difference in the stability. thumbs-up

Its so simple I see no reason I never thought of it before. ::)

Hopefully I will finish tomorrow as I need the mill here for a customer bringing several logs for 2X4s first thing Tuesday morning.
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« Reply #1389 on: October 10, 2021, 10:31:20 PM »
I think he is a little taller and a little wider!  I ahsrpened the 046 without my readers. so it wtill was not that sharp, so we finished the biibying with the 880 an the 5 foot bar.  it makes a nice straight line.  I will stack and sticker in my small jig and put a couple fans to it in the shop.  got to make hay when the sun is a shining. :D :D :D
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« Reply #1390 on: October 10, 2021, 10:31:40 PM »
nice stacks howard!
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« Reply #1391 on: October 10, 2021, 10:47:04 PM »
got to make hay when the sun is a shining.


And the baler isn't on fire.>:(
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« Reply #1392 on: October 11, 2021, 09:57:17 PM »
 

 

Wasn't sure how good the flash photography on my little digital camera but it was after 8:00 pm before I finished and packed up. Here are 2 new stacks of 12' & 10' and added some 7' & 8' to yesterdays stack. Looks like about 700 bf today to finish the job. I am a worn out puppy dog after the sawing, stacking, setting up stacks and fighting to get the logs from a 5 high stack to the mill. I even put a bunch of metal on the double stack from yesterday. The customer had a bunch of cut off pieces laying there so I went ahead and used it. I did not have time to cover today's stacks so that will be on the customer. I sawed one big 10' RO logs and had planned on some pretty 12" wide boards but there were several knotholes and so much punk I ended up throwing most of them on the trash heap and several of the others are aching for a River Table woodworker as a new owner. I am glad this one is in the books.

  I have a customer coming in the morning to have 3-4 pine logs sawed into 2X4s so I had to finish and bring Mildred (Milly) home so delaying another day was not an option.
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« Reply #1393 on: October 12, 2021, 10:26:11 AM »
And the baler isn't on fire.>:(
Oh no,  I hope this is not foreshadowing of a story to follow.  

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« Reply #1394 on: October 12, 2021, 10:28:35 AM »
Doc,
When cutting to 1/8" do you have issues with splitting or breaking apart when working?  The wood that is, not you 

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« Reply #1395 on: October 12, 2021, 11:25:37 AM »
Needed some posts for a handrail. Allez, hop.

Done in less than hour. With changing a phase, because i rewired the saw with bigger wire lately. And i'm happy with the cable follower that i have done in july too.

Doesn't need to be that dry.

A trip to the lumberyard would take me more than that. And i did few other cuts to maximize the yield.






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« Reply #1396 on: October 12, 2021, 12:28:28 PM »
 

My customer called to confirm I had my mill back and we were on as scheduled. He drove up Johnny on the Spot with these 4 logs off one pine tree and wanted only 2X4s. A piece of cake. Got 3 out of the little 10' and 27 out of the 12' logs but 2 had so much bark on them I did not charge for them. He may get some use out of them and I had to cut them to hit my marks anyway. He left before I got a finished picture but I had him back his truck up to the mill and we slid all of them and the slabs/edgings back into his truck. He and his son were good help, they took back everything but the sawdust and it was a real pleasant start to the day. I'll end up sawing for him again when he can get some more logs together. I could almost give up mobile sawing if I could do this regular.

   BTW - this was one of my Flea Market contacts where I took the mill over for advertising and to sell a few benches and birdhouses and such. I sometimes get calls a year later after such a trip.
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« Reply #1397 on: October 12, 2021, 05:44:51 PM »
as long as the saw is cutting true, that is not a problem.  i have cut 1/16th inch as a test of the mill and it does well, and is fun to look at holding it up to the sun.  no way to dry it well, unless you made bentwood baskets or boxes or something.  the 1/8th inch stuff is harder to dry and gets a little wavy on the edge with stickers in my setup centered on 7.5 inches.



 

 

 

 

also trying to sticker cookes cut on a tangent.  these went into my container with a DH, and fans.  we had a nice rain with thunder a bit ago.  the cant is shown ready to make some more pieces.  this is the second half of the big 4 foot log/trunk we have been milling.  was able to cut through 7 layers at a time to make them all about 24 inches ideally to fit in the engraver.  

got some elp by my neighbor sawdust jimmy @Jim Thomas .  he did a lot of cleaning boards while a did the stickering in the shop.



 

 

 

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« Reply #1398 on: October 12, 2021, 06:26:55 PM »
He and his son were good help, they took back everything but the sawdust and it was a real pleasant start to the day.

If they off bear as well as the guy bucks logs, it must have been good help.  Those logs all look exactly the same length!
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« Reply #1399 on: October 12, 2021, 10:24:55 PM »
  He said he was an old sawmiller. I think he used to run a Frick and said his son was off-bearing when he was about 7 y.o. When we started he told me he just wanted as many 2X4s as the logs would yield and a little bark was okay. Many times I've had a customer grab a board out of my flitch pile where I was going to edge off an inch or so to clean it up and he'd say "It is fine for what I'm using it for as it is." Those kind of customers are a joy to work with.
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