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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??

« Last post by Old Greenhorn on Today at 08:19:12 PM »
You've gotta love it when you give them a "I really don't wanna do it" price and they bite on it x 2! I hope that happens to me some day. :)
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Chainsaws / Re: Hand cutting with a ripping chain

« Last post by Ventryjr on Today at 08:13:44 PM »
I cut firewood with my ms460  28Ē bar and I always carve a seat out for the wife to watch.  And itís always satisfying with a big pile of noodles  ;D

Edit: I run a ripping chain only because I bought a bunch at auction. I donít notice much difference. 
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Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Firewood bins ?

« Last post by OH logger on Today at 08:09:56 PM »
Most practical way to handle firewood is a concrete pad and a few of the big pre-cast blocks used as a backstop to push against. Pick up the wood with a rock or grapple bucket. Even a closed bucket with teeth will work.
This is what I do too. Started on stone. Still sucked. Cement good

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Just in case anyone was wondering why Newfoundland is called The Rock! Sorry about the fuzzy pic's...time for a new phone!

 

 

 

 
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The Outdoor Board / Re: Cicadas

« Last post by Magicman on Today at 08:00:54 PM »
 


Here is a Terrapin finishing a Cicada meal.  The last bit is still captured under it's right front foot.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??

« Last post by LeeB on Today at 07:56:56 PM »
Long story. I built a rabbit hutch and Lindy posted pics on facebook. One of her freinds asked how much for me to build one for them. Not really wanting to do it I quoted $450. She wants two of them.  :D


 

This is the one I built for us. Got started on the ones for the lady today but didn't have enough oak lumber of the right dimensions on hand or enough cedar for the legs. While cutting down a cedar to make the legs I spotted this standing dead oak close by. I figured it was trash but when I made a bore cut it was solid through. Looked pretty rough but managed to get 106 BF of 5/4" x 8" x 16' out of it.



 

 
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 There was a question the other day on another thread on why biomass was important in the north east. This is a prime example of why this lot has been high graded a few times over the years and to do proper tsi we need a market to get rid of this junk to let good wood grow. And yes a guy could just drop this stuff and leave it but not many landowners are going to pay to have that done. And with no real good timber left to make it worth my time to do the extra work for free Iím not interested in doing it. Plus it would take many years to rot down and be walkable. There is thousands of tons of this crap on this job. I slash out what pulp and firewood I can and the rest will be chipped
Isnít that what pulp is out there chipper food?
We do have decent pulp markets here although with one paper mill blowing up its abit tight on quotas right now. The biomass is mostly tops after the logs and pulp come out and whole trees that donít have any pulp value
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Woodmizer LX25

« Last post by SawyerTed on Today at 07:53:54 PM »
Got the same email.  It looks like a fun mill to make hobby lumber.  The price is right to get started.   
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Use ATF for lubing the chains and rails.  It does not collect sawdust.  It has enough lubrication and rust prevention to be used extensively on portable sawmills.  Anything that looks like exposed metal gets a dose of ATF. Over greasing is as much a problem as under greasing. A good quality grease should be sufficient because the parts mostly rotate slowly and donít generate a lot of heat like the lift arms, log turner, toe boards etc.  

I use plastic totes to cover my control console and a tarp to cover the motor.  I make a ďtentĒ over it.  If you are really concerned about covering the mill, build a quick ďswing setĒ type frame with a tarp over it and back the head under.  
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Drying and Processing / Re: Bumble Bees

« Last post by btulloh on Today at 07:40:32 PM »
Carpenter bees. Your lumber will be a target. They can be hard to control. 
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 There was a question the other day on another thread on why biomass was important in the north east. This is a prime example of why this lot has been high graded a few times over the years and to do proper tsi we need a market to get rid of this junk to let good wood grow. And yes a guy could just drop this stuff and leave it but not many landowners are going to pay to have that done. And with no real good timber left to make it worth my time to do the extra work for free Iím not interested in doing it. Plus it would take many years to rot down and be walkable. There is thousands of tons of this crap on this job. I slash out what pulp and firewood I can and the rest will be chipped
Isnít that what pulp is out there chipper food?
Pulp is when they chip it.  Biomass is when you do.
No Mike you can clean chip pulp in the wood, dirty chipping is hog fuel where the tree isnít debarked.
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Drying and Processing / Bumble Bees

« Last post by D6c on Today at 07:36:37 PM »
A few years ago we started seeing a new kind of bumble bee that bores large holes in the framing lumber of pole buildings etc.
The holes are on the underside and almost 1/2" in diameter and 1/2 - 3/4" deep.

They're flying all around the sawmill right now (fortunatly they're not agressive).
It got me wondering....do they ever bother lumber that's stack drying?  I'd hate to have a bunch of holes drilled in lumber I've sawed.

You can tell where they're working by the little piles of sawdust below the holes.



 

 
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Sawmills and Milling / lt40 140 amp alternator

« Last post by Slocan on Today at 07:31:33 PM »
hoping someone has a Delco or Wilson electric part # for the 140 amp alternator used for a lt40 with 42 hp kabota motor. Wm# 023695. Rebuild kit part# as well. Thanks
1996 model year.
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Chainsaws / Re: Just picked up a Stihl 036 Pro

« Last post by Real1shepherd on Today at 07:24:04 PM »
I absolutely agree.....Facebook is the way to find used saws for the present in the US. I don't see many saws on Craigslist anymore in this state and when I do, they are priced high....close to eBay pricing.

I just checked out Husky & Jonsered for a 100 mile radius on Facebook Marketplace. No deals.....almost everything low eBay pricing. Some deals on 'lot's of saws for $1,000+......lol.

Kevin
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Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Does anybody know what this tree is?

« Last post by emclNH on Today at 07:21:00 PM »
Sorry for the poor quality photos.



It is growing in what used to be a mature hardwood forest in the western White Mountains of New Hampshire, at about 1,000 feet.
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Chainsaws / Re: Husqvarna 268xp Question

« Last post by Real1shepherd on Today at 07:17:35 PM »
If you want, get or make the thinnest gasket you can......some Jonsereds were that way from the factory. I've had guys tell me they coated a gasket made from printer paper and went with that. I'd find the thinnest gasket material(the real stuff) available and use that.....rather than delete the base gasket altogether.

Kevin
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: tupelo

« Last post by trapper on Today at 07:05:30 PM »
from what i have heard tueplo honey never cristilizes 
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: tupelo

« Last post by Wudman on Today at 07:00:29 PM »
Ianab nailed it.  There in Eastern North Carolina, tupelo is Nyssa aquatica.  You will find it in those blackwater swamps.  It will have a major butt swell and lives it life in water.  If you've ever watched Bobby Goodson on TV, a large part of his swamp logging was in stands of tupelo.  I got my start in forestry down in that part of the world.  Glad to have my feet dry now.

Wudman
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Critters Chewing Holes in Fuel Hose

« Last post by doc henderson on Today at 06:58:49 PM »
the squirrels ate a corner off my black plastic fuel tank.  Our German Shepard is good at getting the pack rats!
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Chainsaws / Re: Husqvarna 268xp Question

« Last post by K_G_1 on Today at 06:57:25 PM »
Ok, so that .050" gap isn't an issue, and the .020" that I've been reading about is more for people looking to hot rod their saws?  I measured the gasket, and it's .020" itself, so even after deleting it, I'd still be in the .030" range.  
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