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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 07:10:50 PM

Title: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 07:10:50 PM
looking for some one to make Da saw carreg for Dis Yooper
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: beenthere on October 22, 2006, 07:32:58 PM
Uh....what?? ::) ???

What's a porcut mill?
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: woodbowl on October 22, 2006, 08:19:07 PM
We need just a tad more info 4woody. What kind of carraige? Circle or band? I don't know what a porcut mill is, but I bet there's plenty of folks here on the form willing to help you make a goodcut mill.  ;)
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: Furby on October 22, 2006, 08:23:39 PM
This is what he is talking about I belive:
Link (http://www.procutsawmills.com/)
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 08:30:14 PM
Hi thanks it is a chainsaw mill like a band mill
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 09:04:48 PM
hep Furby thats it
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Post by: PawNature on October 22, 2006, 09:57:29 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12628/Procut%202.jpg)
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 10:08:42 PM
 did you make it
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: PawNature on October 22, 2006, 10:10:06 PM
No I didn't but it shouldn't be hard to do if you got the plans.
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 22, 2006, 10:20:49 PM
oh i see you like snakes i have 58'' in frig  with 17 ratels not to good at speeling
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: JPM on October 26, 2006, 11:10:33 PM
woody i have one but the shipping to ga is more than its worth .If you can't do the welding a machine/welding shop should
be able to
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: rebocardo on October 27, 2006, 02:17:44 AM
Pawnature is using the one I sold him, which I bought off someone else, who made it himself. I was going to make myself another one, but, I decided to sell my 3120 and do something else. Mainly because in Dekalb you need a permit to use one, at each job site(!), which I did not know!

Plus, I found my house is not wired properly (yet) for use of a 230 welder and I do not have the time or money to pull the permits and do the job since it requires me ripping my walls, service panel, and garage apart. So, if you want to grab the 3120 before it sells on E-Bay let me know.

I live around Decatur (ex 40 off I-285) and could weld something up for you with my 120V welder. Basically, I would tack weld everything together and then hire a real welder to come over with a portable arc welder and give the 1/4 tubing real welds on the trailer frame.

I would suggest if you build it to make the saw carriage out of aluminum because the steel one gets pretty heavy when taking it off the truck yourself.

Others improvement I would do is make add better log dogs, add an electric winch, make it wider so it is stable with bigger logs, make the carriage wider so you can do true 36" slabs, and do some improvement to the log ramps.

If you live close enough to me, I would not mind helping you build it as long as you paid for my gas and supplies.

I would guess at todays $1 a pound for steel, the project would cost about $1000-$1200 in materials. Personally, I would seek used material.

The place to start is buy the directions from ProCut, last time I checked it was $120. Then use the shopping list to get material quotes. I use Dekalb Steel in Tucker off Rt29 for all my new steel purchases. There is a guy in the Atlanta Advertiser (Jerry) that sells used steel too.

Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 27, 2006, 02:16:19 PM
THANK YOU REBOCARDO I HAVE 20 FT TRAILER AREADY
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: rebocardo on October 27, 2006, 07:25:28 PM
If your (utility?) trailer has a 3/16 or 1/4 frame made of C channel (angle will not hack it)  do you want to convert it to a Procut trailer? That would be pretty easy and not require pro welding.
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 27, 2006, 07:29:46 PM
IT IS 8" I BEAM FROM A MOBIL HOME AN TO AXCELS
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 27, 2006, 07:36:10 PM
I HAVE MADE A LOT OF LADER RACKS I USE 1&1\4 BY 1\8 TUBEING I WAS THINKING THAT MIGHT WROK FOR THE SAW CARIG AN AN ON THE TAILER SOME 3" ANGEL 1\4
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 27, 2006, 07:39:29 PM
Oh I GOT SOME PRICES TO ON THE STEAL SO FAR 170$
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: rebocardo on October 28, 2006, 02:16:02 PM
I think my saw carriage was 1/8 wall 1x1" and the tracks were 2x2" 1/4 angle.

1/4" x 8 C channel frame is great. That will hold a huge log. What I would do is lay the tracks out, but, leave the floor open so the sawdust falls through to the ground under the saw carriage.

What I would do is remove the flooring where the tracks go and the space between them, so the tracks sit below the floor level. Even if you have to redeck the trailer to slightly thicker wood. That way you can easily roll a log into the center of the tracks and then block it. You can then have flip up metal log dogs to hold the log while sawing. I would add at least six outriggers to hold the trailer in place.




Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on October 29, 2006, 06:48:18 PM
thank you i will check on that soon Rebocardo
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: 4woody on November 03, 2006, 06:55:00 PM
Can anyone tell me wear to get the rollers for the saw caregi to roll on the angal iron track
Title: Re: porcut mill
Post by: PawNature on November 03, 2006, 08:00:24 PM
http://www.linnlumber.com/app/app/www/dynarea/view_article/138.html
http://www.cookssaw.com/
Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: aniakhenry on November 04, 2006, 12:53:15 AM
4 woody

Are you also looking for any of the parts to the carriage?  I just upgraded to a band mill and would sell all the parts that raise and lower the carriage.  All thread, Chains, Sprockets, Pillow Block Bearings ETC.

Good luck,

aniakhenry

Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: 4woody on November 04, 2006, 09:49:06 AM
how much for the hole carerige
Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: rebocardo on November 05, 2006, 12:39:55 PM
Graingers. There are a few in GA I believe.
Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: 4woody on November 05, 2006, 01:08:23 PM
woud you have number thanks
Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: rebocardo on November 06, 2006, 05:08:11 PM
Find the closest store and number  at ...

www.grainger.com

 ;)
Title: Re: porcut sawing contraption
Post by: 4woody on November 10, 2006, 12:18:45 AM
Hi reb when i get on that site if i try to look at the preoduck  my com frezeis