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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1520 on: November 29, 2019, 08:01:44 PM »
  The invoice says "Rear Differential Ring Gear Bolts Sheared". Was $12 worth of bolts (He described them as about a grade 10 bolt), $62.70 worth of other assorted parts ($42 of which was 5 gallons of hydraulic fluid they changed) and $720 worth of labor ($150 of this was pick up and return on their rollback).

    I thought it would be a lot longer repair and a lot more expensive. I am very satisfied with the response and cost under the circumstances. He picked it up about 2 weeks ago.
That does seem fair. Luckily you broke the bolts and not the very expensive gears.
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« Reply #1521 on: November 29, 2019, 08:14:28 PM »
   As I said I was well pleased. Everything seems to have been well greased and aligned and he even centered and spot welded the blade I had on it as we had discussed and I requested. There is never a good time to have a piece of equipment down but having a good repair guy you trust is like money in the bank IMHO.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1522 on: December 01, 2019, 10:31:01 AM »
Here is the Custom Walnut log I sawed for a customer on Friday.
In 8 years of custom sawing buisness it is only the first high value log being sawn into lumber, no Live edge. I did lots of reading and studying on the FF before I put it on the mill
I missed the pictures of the actuall 10/4 lumber I pulled off. 18" wide. I also pulled a whack  6/4 lumber/. It was interesting sawing all the sapwood off. Even as people dropped in to buy some wood, they were all amazed at no "live Edge" 
I replied that the craze is dying and people are coming to thier senses, the straight edge 10/4 tables he will make will be in style for ever.
he did want to dry it yet, not in his budget this year. He is going to air dry it in his garage and bring it back next fall for me to dry.


 

 

 
 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1523 on: December 01, 2019, 12:17:39 PM »
   Well done. In all honesty I would rather not saw somebody else's high value log like that. The one I sawed Tuesday was as big or bigger than that with most of the lumber 22-23 inches wide. I find it very nerve wracking thinking I could screw up a piece of wood like that that I know I could never replace. I don't mind sawing my own as then it is on me but somebody else's ...
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« Reply #1524 on: December 01, 2019, 02:16:29 PM »
I agree with you Howard
That's one of the reason I saw my own logs mostly.
If someone doesn't like it they don't have to buy it.
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« Reply #1525 on: December 02, 2019, 08:01:49 AM »
  Well done. In all honesty I would rather not saw somebody else's high value log like that. The one I sawed Tuesday was as big or bigger than that with most of the lumber 22-23 inches wide. I find it very nerve wracking thinking I could screw up a piece of wood like that that I know I could never replace. I don't mind sawing my own as then it is on me but somebody else's ...
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« Reply #1526 on: December 02, 2019, 08:26:08 AM »
   Mine left me a $70 tip on a $290 order. :D I was happy and obviously he was too.
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« Reply #1527 on: December 02, 2019, 08:09:18 PM »
Song title,   - Ponderosa by the headlamp light.
Artist ....almost late for meatloaf.

 


Ok I know, bad, but the song just popped into my head as I quit this evening. :D

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« Reply #1528 on: December 04, 2019, 01:37:11 AM »
Sawed cypress beams till midnight last night. This morning I grabbed a few chainsaws and took a little trip to cut some ERC trees down. Got'em home late this afternoon and decided to fight with the biggest, ugliest one. Needed to get short 1x's from side lumber and squeeze out a few 2x6x14's from the center. The log won today's fight. Took me 10 forevers to get it positioned for the 1st face opening, then I noticed barbed wire perfectly in the way. Went home without cutting a single board today. Got a frozen steak strapped over my black eye. Chainsawing it down into 6' & 8' sections in about 6 hours. 

 

 
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« Reply #1529 on: December 04, 2019, 08:46:12 PM »
Well I had a multi-stem crotch with about 5 stems coming out of it from a big Ash tree we took down last spring.  The butt log was 48"DBH.  This crotch from above the butt log was pretty heavy and no one wanted to take it when I was giving away Ash firewood logs a couple months ago.  I was intending to cut it up into firewood chunks, but then I started cutting 2.5" cookies.  The heartwood color was beautiful contrasted with the white wood.  So I just kept cutting cookies til there was nothing left.  I'm thinking a table top like Tule Timber Peak's Walnut cookie table.  That Style, but these cookies are a lot bigger.  A bunch of them are oval and 3-3.5 feet across the long side.  I got 15 cookies I think.  I guess I'm going to have to get busy building my slab flattening helical planer mill.


 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1530 on: December 04, 2019, 09:41:39 PM »
worked on a few cookies for a wedding for and eagle scout in our troop from a few years ago.  near dusk so added the laser and tried to get a few pics to show its utility.  mine points down just in front of the blade.  I know as I approach the log, I get a warning within 1/2 inch of blade contact.  as I pull back to drop down for the next cut, I can see the line drop down off the top of the log.  I can tell when the blade is about to exit the log on the far side so I know when I can push the auto up button to then pull back for the next cut.  this really helps on long logs, and when light is getting thin.  in fact when it gets dark, the laser really pops.



 

this is what I see as I approach the log.  this one is upright for cutting cookies and tipped away at a 45 angle so the cookies are oval and more interesting with a beveled edge.  (open to interpretation).



 

the laser shoots down in front of the blade.  you can see it on the frame and ground.  as well on the bolts in front of the roller guides.



 

not a great shot and not what I see.  just a single line that indicates the location of the blade in the cut, so if the blade is flipping the cookies as I exit the cut, I can speed up a bit to keep them stacked and cut several at a time and not have to pick them up off the ground or mill frame.  fun.  got 54 done this eve.
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« Reply #1531 on: December 06, 2019, 04:58:30 PM »
this is what I see as I approach the log.  this one is upright for cutting cookies and tipped away at a 45 angle so the cookies are oval and more interesting with a beveled edge.  (open to interpretation).

A laser on a manual mill would greatly help in centering the pith.

This is what I'm milling; tamarack 2x6s:



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« Reply #1532 on: December 07, 2019, 01:17:59 PM »
Looks like some real nice lumber, SPDM.  How do the knots on tamarack treat  you when sawing?  Hard like spruce?

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1533 on: December 07, 2019, 05:36:43 PM »
This is the last load of framing and 1x6 floor sheathing, yellow poplar and red oak, for a small house. The engineer should be by Wed to grade and we can start framing 8).


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« Reply #1534 on: December 07, 2019, 05:48:00 PM »
Looks like some real nice lumber, SPDM.  How do the knots on tamarack treat  you when sawing?  Hard like spruce?

Very wavy if I don't slow down pushing through the cut. Still like cutting it as it has a distinctive colour and smell to it.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1535 on: December 07, 2019, 09:02:02 PM »
Hi guys,  good to see you...still sawing 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 
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« Reply #1536 on: December 07, 2019, 09:34:32 PM »
Even got another nice little article wrote about me and my sawmill endeavors since last time I was here. 



 



 
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« Reply #1537 on: December 07, 2019, 09:48:58 PM »
Thats pretty cool lawg dawg, a little recognition makes a guy feel good about his efforts.....
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« Reply #1538 on: December 08, 2019, 09:06:58 AM »
Congrats on the publication.  It has happened to me twice, and the (free) public exposure is always welcomed:

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« Reply #1539 on: December 08, 2019, 10:05:37 AM »
We had a article done on The C Farm. The way she wrote it made us sound like very important people and we loved what we was doing. ;D 
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