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Author Topic: Extreme Downsizing - Fun?  (Read 369 times)

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Offline alpmeadow

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Extreme Downsizing - Fun?
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »
After 14 years with a new LT40(4000 hrs) my partner has taken over sawmilling operations after latest timberframe milling job(will visit site soon).  In preparation for downsizing, I bought a very old LT15(Kohler CH13)

 , very manual setup. It has quirks, but now have more time to work them out.  Does anyone have or have seen a similar LT15?  Got lots of old cedar and lodgepole pines on my site to clean up.
Further downsizing is being planned, how to move from a 10 room B&B, 7000 sq ft we built and have operated in Canadian Rockies for 21 years, and squeeze into a 32 foot travel trailer on an adjacent property we own(summer only, winter without snow location is also desired).
Will try to keep up with the forum activities now, have enjoyed the forums and woodmizer (GGBU)Great, Good, Bad and Ugly stories. 

Here is image of the last timberframe we cut for Kurt(his future home beside his CNC shop) near Golden BC

Have older Cooks Cats Claw sharpener, and suffolk dual setter. The shaft on the DC motor was bent,so finally straightened it out as best I could, and now getting full grinds on woodmizer blades.  Will be needing new shaft on DC motor.
The suffolk dual setter is OK, but I believe the backsetting setting tips kit may improve results?
 Keep milling alive. ;D
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Re: Extreme Downsizing - Fun?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 09:31:49 AM »
Congratulations on your downsizing decision, and best of luck to you on your new venture!
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Re: Extreme Downsizing - Fun?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 09:34:37 AM »
Good luck to you.
Can't be much with a manual mill. Don't have all the motors,switches and so on with a bigger mill.
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