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« Reply #280 on: June 18, 2020, 09:09:44 PM »
Looks great!  

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« Reply #281 on: June 19, 2020, 01:10:38 PM »
forgot to mention, the est. weight of the locust was about 5600 pounds.  I set it "gently" on the deck but it slid sideways, and off the blocking.  guess I need a strap like custom sawyer.  I also got the crescent tool for pulling nails after out last trip to Georgia.  and saw Jake's in action.

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guess this could have gone on the did something stupid thread.   :D  .  I had 3 in the shop.
Yikes! I about had that happen the other day. Had about a 4000 pound log on the mill and for the final turn to square it up the chain turner wasn't cutting it so I was gently rolling it over with the skid loader forks. Well, it was going gently until it finally rolled and slammed into the back stops and slid the mill sideways off of 3 of the 6 blocks. I was very relieved to get everything reset and find that everything was still straight.
From now on I'll take them off the mill to roll them and then place them back on the mill.
Like you I like setting mine on blocks to keep them out of the mud. I usually use 6" blocks so that I don't have to extend the jacks so far. That might have been what saved me.
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« Reply #282 on: June 19, 2020, 10:04:42 PM »
   I did not get a picture of the customer because the guy just called to get some slab wood for kindling/wood stove use. When he got here w/o 4WD and got to spinning I had to take baby john and pull him out so he didn't slide into a locust tree then when he got in the lot he hit another slick spot and I pulled him out with my 650 Kawasaki ATV. When he loaded about 3 wheelbarrow loads of wood he decided he had a load I told him I did not charge for that piddling amount. He spotted an 8/4 ash piece and mentioned to a teenager he mentors who was helping load they ought to make a bench out of it. When we got done I showed him my benches and the young man found a couple he really liked and bought one for his dad for Father's Day and everybody seemed real happy with it.


 He bought one of these curved benches - Black locust wood. I suspect they will be back.
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« Reply #283 on: June 21, 2020, 01:43:01 PM »
   Another pay out from my flea market trip 3 weeks or so ago. A couple commissioned me to make a couple of 24" long RO, LE tables like my benches only 3" taller. Evidently they wanted to use them on their deck as side tables.They wanted Lichtenburg finish so I made them and had a 3rd piece of wood about same size so I made a 3rd one for stock. They came by while ago and bought all 3. They were concerned about how to finish them so I did offer to wipe with tung oil and did so and even sent them home with a small bottle and my soaked rag for a second coat.


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« Reply #284 on: June 21, 2020, 08:18:17 PM »
last week I sold 10 1"x5.5" x 6 ' boards to a local fence company.. nothing really to speak of for that small amount..  however this week the owner called me and said that he was very happy with the quality and the full 1" thick boards I gave him vs where he usually gets his rough cut from when customers want rough cut.  He then asked me to mill him 410 more just like the 10 boards he picked up last week!  I told him I would have it done by next Friday.  I started at 6:30 am this last friday and finished the order at 6:30 pm with the help of my nephew!  called him to schedule delivery for Monday.  He was happy and said he is going to go with me on any other needs his customers have in the future for rough cut! 

it was a long day but a good one.  I did a few other small things as well friday and figured I finished up with 1,250 board feet friday.  It was a good long day!  and a happy customer !!  :)  that was alot of small boards.  

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« Reply #285 on: June 21, 2020, 08:29:08 PM »
Durf,

   Its a great feeling isn't it. BTW when you are cutting 6' boards do you start with 6' logs or 12' logs and cut the boards in half when done? I have done similar jobs that way with very good success. Keep up the good work.
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« Reply #286 on: June 21, 2020, 08:44:48 PM »
WV any more info on the tool that does the Lichtenburg.  I know they say you can make one from a microwave transformer, but I am not that adventurous.   :o :o :o.  would be curious if it is commercially available?
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« Reply #287 on: June 21, 2020, 08:58:08 PM »
Doc,

   The guy who does my L. engraving uses one he made from a microwave transformer. I have heard of people making them from the transformer in a neon sign which really has some amps as I understand. I have not heard of any commercially available rigs and there is more risk than I want to take on at this time. I have not watched him do it but he does talk about getting lit up occasionally. I am not at a stage in my life where I want to take on more risk of that kind. Good luck if you want to try it.
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« Reply #288 on: June 21, 2020, 09:11:20 PM »
So you need amps (current) to do the job?  I took a microwave transformer, removed the secondary and wrapped a few rounds of heavy copper wire (like #4 or #6).  I forget how many but the goal was to get it down to 3 or 4 volts.  I made a spot welder out of it.  I put on a timing relay that you roll some dials to set.  Works pretty good.  It would probably work for that L. process.
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« Reply #289 on: June 21, 2020, 09:24:32 PM »
It requires high voltage, very low amps. Transformer for hv, a couple leads, a couple brass rods with a pointed end. Igniter transformer from an oil burner works well.  Neon tube transformer also, microwave is ok but more limited. Wet the wood with a conductive solution. 

Not dangerous if handled properly. Need good insulation. HV will jump. Likev handling spark plug cables, just higher voltage and continuous. Not that difficult. Google is your friend if you want to see examples. Not commercially available, mainly because itís so simple. 

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« Reply #290 on: June 21, 2020, 09:26:33 PM »
I think you need high voltage and less amps, but not sure.  if I knew for sure I would not be asking! :D :D :D.  higher voltage is able to jump out and bite you.  that is why I would want to be careful.
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« Reply #291 on: June 21, 2020, 09:29:55 PM »
some on you tube I have seen really do not do that great a job.  can you see if you can take some pics, and show us how he did it?  might be interesting.  does my wife have to give 5% of my life insurance to the FF?   :o :)
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« Reply #292 on: June 21, 2020, 09:35:46 PM »
Itís an art. Some artists are better than others. Takes some practice. Tried it a couple times with neon tube transformer. That works the best.  Not my thing though. Too many interests already. 

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« Reply #293 on: June 21, 2020, 10:07:16 PM »
Durf,

   Its a great feeling isn't it. BTW when you are cutting 6' boards do you start with 6' logs or 12' logs and cut the boards in half when done? I have done similar jobs that way with very good success. Keep up the good work.
I used 12' logs and squared up my cant so it was 11 1/8" wide by as tall as I could get.  I then cut it in half to get my 2 - 5.5" smaller cants.  then I made a trim cut to make sure I was starting with a level area again after flipping everything around..  then I used the simple set at 1 1/8" to get as many 1" boards I could.  stacked them on 4 rough cut saw horses I made friday morning till I was done with the log.  then I just used the chain saw and cut them all in half to the 6' length the fence company wanted. 
I would also trim down any 1" slabs I made while squaring up the cant that could be trimmed down to the size I needed. 

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« Reply #294 on: June 26, 2020, 02:37:56 PM »
Today's happy customer traveled a bit to get to me. But he arrived on time with some 3by planks and one timber he needed cut back to 1 1/2" x 7" pieces for trailer decking.
I put on a new 4į blade and it cut this stock like butter.
I made him enough pieces to fix his trailer decking and he was so happy that I could do it today for him he gave me a huge tip.
I insisted that he just give me my regular one hour fee for the 45 minutes I sawed for him. but he insisted that I take three times that.
He left happy.
and hopefully his lumber is patch his trailer decking.







 

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« Reply #295 on: June 26, 2020, 08:19:24 PM »
Not just today's happy customer but that could make 'today's happy Sawyer's!

Good for you.

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« Reply #296 on: June 26, 2020, 09:37:33 PM »
   No picture (Again) but I had an old neighbor come by yesterday wanting some 10' 1X6's to put under a metal roof as a building extension for his dad - just strips to nail the metal to. He said he needed 16-17 pieces. I checked and no 10' but I had 3-1X6X12 and 7- 1X10X12 tulip poplar left so I stood the 1X10's up on the mill and resawed them in half to 1X5X12 and he was thrilled and amazed at how easy it was to resaw the 7 boards in one pass. He paid me but was $7.50 short so he made a special trip back down today to pay his balance. Another small sale but a happy neighbor so a good day for all.
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« Reply #297 on: June 30, 2020, 08:50:13 PM »
My friend who makes regular sized turkey calls, made a mount for a turkey that his son shot.  a little oversized.  


 


 
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« Reply #298 on: June 30, 2020, 09:05:50 PM »
I think you meant 'regular size turkey Calls', but no matter. WOW that is the biggest box call I have ever seen! Are there any recordings of how it sounds? That would be cool to hear.
 Very neat and one of a kind, I am sure.
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« Reply #299 on: June 30, 2020, 09:35:54 PM »
   Man! He should be able to call turkeys from 3 counties away with that monster. You will have to use sidewalk chalk to coat it. 
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