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New member, just bought a new mill...
« on: October 06, 2021, 02:33:14 PM »
Greetings everyone,
I'm a new member here so please forgive me for any mistakes as I'm just learning the ropes. 

I own a small farm, which has quite a bit of good timber on it ( lots of white Oak, honey locust, and Walnut). I love woodworking, and visited this site many times as a "guest", so I feel honored to be a member now. 

I make log furniture and just purchased a Woodland Mills HM 126 14 hp sawmill which, due to Covid, I wont get until the end of November. :-\  I can't wait till it gets here as I have many plans for it already such as building a new shop and barn which were lost to extreme winds this past spring. I also just bought an almost brand new Stihl MS290 chainsaw so I'm looking forward to putting it to work as well.

I look forward to learning more from all the knowledgeable people here and hope I can contribute myself, in helping others in any way I can.

Best wishes and regards to all,
Jeff (Agman55)

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 07:18:37 PM »
Welcome and congratulations on the new saws !

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 08:06:07 PM »
   Welcome. We'd love details such as your location and background? Auburn fan? Love grits? All the critical info. The more we know the more info we can provide to any questions or comments you provide. Keep us posted.
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 06:52:21 AM »
Glad you joined.
How will you get the logs from the woods to the mill?
Get a Logrite cantdog or peavey.  ;D   logrite_cool Sponsor on the left, nice people!! You will need something to help turn those logs.
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 07:25:31 AM »
Welcome aboard!

Many very happy HM126 owners here, myself included.  Good call getting the 14hp.  I hope you picked up a track extension as well.

Most people have gotten their mills early from Woodland Mills, but that was back when they were estimating 4 months. 
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 07:29:04 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  May you soon have sawdust in your shoes and all of your pockets!
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2021, 07:48:31 AM »
Enjoy the trip down the rabbit hole, sawdust  is very powerful.  :)

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 08:01:28 AM »
Glad you joined and welcome.  Enjoy your mill and the Forestry Forum!
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 08:07:58 AM »
Welcome the FF. We like pictures. 
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2021, 08:20:23 AM »
Agman55, when did you order your mill? I ordered my HM130MAX on May3rd and was told it would ship by Aug 31, it arrived July 29, I picked it up at the local terminal. Are you also a member of the Woodland Mills owner's group?  You might also want to join it. It helped me a lot just reading about others who had issues and how they were remedied. 
If I were you, I'd get ready, my guess is that your email saying the mill has been sent to the warehouse will come sooner rather than later. Woodland mills tends to estimate lead times on the extremely conservative side.
Welcome to the FF.
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2021, 12:51:52 PM »
Hello all,

Ok, here goes my 3rd try at posting a reply here ??? :-\  I type it, I try to post it,...it goes away!!!???

Anyhow, I'm trying to reply to the very kind posts left here, thank you all so much for the warm greetings!

First for some more background, I'm located in north central Missouri, I love to restore cars, trucks, tractors, etc. and woodworking. One of my favorite things to do with wood is making log furniture, for which I have a nice set of bits to do that. Then, as mentioned, I just purchased a Woodland Mills sawmill, however, thanks to the "Covid" situation, my estimated delivery date is Nov. 30th!  :'(
Bummer!

I bought the HM 126 mill with the 14 hp. engine, I also purchased a track extension, a box of blades, and the protective cover. Most of the siding I do is board and batten so I didn't get the lap siding attachment but if need be I can always get it later. I also have 3 trailers (2 gooseneck and 1 bumperpull) so I didn't need to get their trailer package.

Someone asked if I belong to some club of Woodland Mill owners, I currently am not but I'm going to look into it because I think I would like to join it, thanks for the heads up! 

There was also a question regarding how I get my logs out of my woods, well I have 2 Case 800 diesel tractors (1 wide front and 1 narrow front) along with 2 Yamaha quads (a Grizzly 660 and a Kodiak 400) at my disposal to get the job done, it depends on the size of the log(s) and the terrain as to which item I use to retrieve them.

If you all would be so kind to let me know what you might like to see pictures or videos of, I will certainly do my best to get them posted.

Thanks again for all the nice and kind greetings, I love this site and all of you make it one of the best on the internet in my opinion.

Best wishes,
Jeff (Agman55)

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 01:02:05 PM »
Jeff,

   Thanks for the reply. As to pictures we love them all and don't forget to include the mistakes because that is how most of us learned and often continue to learn. I promise we will will laugh with, not at, you so don't be shy. You can include felling, bucking, loading, transporting, sawing, drying, and actual use into finished projects as we all have questions and interest in it all. 

   If you search you will likely find answers to most questions related to wood here somewhere. If you don't see it just ask. Be sure to check out all the threads and not just one or two. You'd be surprised at what you can learn about topics you never even thought about before and more important, things you know about and can help others.
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2021, 03:28:00 PM »
Thanks for the info, I guess I better figure out how to post pictures then, once I do I will post as much as possible, or until someone tells me to quit! :-\ 

Just yesterday I scored a practically new Stihl MS290 chainsaw at auction, I would post a picture of it but again, I have to figure out how to!,??!

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 03:30:56 PM »
I forgot to add, I visited this site many times as a guest, and all the fantastic information is why I wanted to join myself. So I absolutely will continue to check out as many posts as I can, and hopefully I can contribute myself.

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2021, 09:15:19 PM »
Let me tell you you will never have enough tractors, loaders, edgers, kilns, cant hooks, a big enough truck, a large enough shed, a big enough chipper, enough ways to get rid of sawdust and slabs, you wont ever have enough stickers, and then theres conveyors, the shed addition, a planer, a bigger truck, sharpener/setter, sharpening shed, a bigger trailer.

Then there are the upgrades. :D

Welcome to the forum and this crazy hard, fun, challenging and very dusty addiction  business!

There is no cure!  Its generally not painful but can be expensive. :D
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2021, 12:06:35 AM »
You sure got that right SawyerTed!!! But isn't the journey to "having enough" fun......even though we NEVER do get there!??! 8)

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2021, 12:42:14 AM »
Here goes nothing.....going to try and post pics of my "new" barely used Stihl MS 290 I just got at auction.



 

 

 

 

 

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2021, 04:06:46 AM »
How's that 290 run? Looks in very good condition.

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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2021, 09:27:19 AM »
Congratulations on the new mill, welcome to the forum and enjoy 
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Re: New member, just bought a new mill...
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2021, 11:50:53 AM »
This MS 290 has hardly been used, it is in extremely good condition and runs like a new one, I have a video of it starting and running but I'm still trying to figure out how to post videos. I guess I got pics down but videos must be a different animal, and being somewhat "technically challenged", I'm having a bit of a difficulty. ??? ::)


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