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Author Topic: Collin's Mill Build - V2.0 is long overdue  (Read 9854 times)

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Re: Collin's Mill Build - We're cutting lumber!
« Reply #220 on: January 08, 2020, 11:51:53 AM »
Odd indeed.

Anywho, I finished up my table.



 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #221 on: January 08, 2020, 02:27:15 PM »
Beautiful project

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« Reply #222 on: January 08, 2020, 04:29:15 PM »
Flipn cool alright!

How did you flatten the slab?

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« Reply #223 on: January 09, 2020, 03:20:59 PM »
Flipn cool alright!

How did you flatten the slab?
Hand plane. I need to work on a more suitable set up for my router sled, I ruined a part of a slab the other day working on another one because I was too lazy to set it up correctly.
Luckily, this slab wasn't too bad and didn't take too much time to get right. It's not perfect, but it'll do.

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« Reply #225 on: January 09, 2020, 06:15:32 PM »
That is flippn expensive haha, I can tell you now my flattening sled won't cost more than a 10th of that  ;D.

Cool though, looks pretty good for hand flattened!

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« Reply #226 on: January 09, 2020, 10:20:38 PM »
Router sled...

http://www.cncrouterparts.com/pro60120-5-x-10-cnc-router-kit-p-374.html


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DANGGGG!!!!!, that is high dollar. Iv seen router sleds built for less $100, excluding the router and bit/s. 
I think ill build onto my mill bed rails  and get me 3hp router. Steel, router, rods and time, even at $100/hr wouldnt equal to the cost of that fancy thing. 
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« Reply #227 on: January 09, 2020, 11:46:03 PM »
Yes it is spendy but how many tools do you own that make money for you while your making money doing other things? 
Home built bandsaw mill still trying find the owners manual!

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« Reply #228 on: January 10, 2020, 12:17:55 AM »
Yes it is spendy but how many tools do you own that make money for you while your making money doing other things?
Own, as in bought and paid for, or assigned and have at my disposal? 
If a mans sole living or plans to be the only source of income, and determining the amount of items produced and sold that would pay for that tool and THEN start making money. 
As a hobbyist, doing it in spare time, not in a hurry to get a product out the door, or just something for oneself, budgeting to get things built or to buy things. How many have that much money to lay down for hobbying around? 
I make darn good money and only work 50% of the year, can budget my builds without worrying about if this bill, or that bill gets paid, and i myself, wouldnt hand over that much, when something 1/10 the cost will do the same. 
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« Reply #229 on: January 10, 2020, 12:21:41 AM »
@Hoopty5.0 
Collin, nice work. Looks exceptional. 
Have you knarfed into that pecan you picked up a few months back? Kinda curious what it looked like on the inside, considering how punky it was on the outside. 
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« Reply #230 on: January 10, 2020, 08:55:11 AM »
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Collin, nice work. Looks exceptional.
Have you knarfed into that pecan you picked up a few months back? Kinda curious what it looked like on the inside, considering how punky it was on the outside.
I haven't yet, but intend to soon. I have a couple of small jobs ahead of them that I need to get on, but I STILL don't have any blades. I will be calling Woodmizer today to see what's up. This is ridiculous.

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« Reply #231 on: January 10, 2020, 09:18:09 AM »
@Hoopty5.0
Collin, nice work. Looks exceptional.
Have you knarfed into that pecan you picked up a few months back? Kinda curious what it looked like on the inside, considering how punky it was on the outside.
I STILL don't have any blades. I will be calling Woodmizer today to see what's up. This is ridiculous.
I would agree. Hopefully a polite, yet if need be, stern conversation, followed by email will get ball rolling
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« Reply #232 on: January 10, 2020, 09:23:03 AM »
I am in the process of building one of those cnc's :) Just because :)

Wont cost that much though. least I hope not. My last router sled cost $83 for the linear bearings.

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« Reply #233 on: January 10, 2020, 03:13:25 PM »
I am in the process of building one of those cnc's :) Just because :)

Wont cost that much though. least I hope not. My last router sled cost $83 for the linear bearings.
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« Reply #234 on: January 10, 2020, 03:17:40 PM »
well, kind of a build thread start? More of an informational thread. But you can get the idea of what I am working on there.

https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=109062.msg1703907#msg1703907

Really need to find some investors. These projects I keep embarking on are getting more expensive every time.

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« Reply #235 on: January 13, 2020, 04:02:25 PM »
Blade order date: 12/30/19
Blade delivery date: 1/15/20

So, 17 days. Overall, not unreasonable I don't guess.  I think what threw me off was that the confirmation email said the expected ship date was 12/31. Gotta figure the holidays put them behind a bit. Oh well, but I'm ready to get milling again!


Second issue - In my drying shed, I've got 2 halogen work lights, a dehumidifier, and a 20 fan running 24/7. Would that account for a $100 increase in my electricity bill? I'm thinking so but was curious on your thoughts as well.

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« Reply #236 on: January 13, 2020, 04:37:03 PM »
Each device will say it's watts or its current draw which you can figure out watts from. And your bill will say what you pay per kW/hr, easy enough to work out. A 1200watt toaster running 24/7 will use 28.8kW/hrs per day and you'll be paying something like 30c/kW/hr (actually I have no idea what you'll be paying.. in NZ you would be) it'd cost you about $8.64/day for that. Youll prob have two rates, off peak as well so you could do the calculation twice.

Long over complicated answer aside... Sounds about right  :D

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« Reply #237 on: January 13, 2020, 04:49:08 PM »
That is probably as close to the correct answer as your gonna get. Now the real question is with all that running will your wood be drier sooner? or will it not be worth the extra cost to get it a month sooner?

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« Reply #238 on: January 14, 2020, 08:44:32 AM »
Good responses. The halogen lights are both 500w bulbs, which combined with the fan (not even counting the dehumidifier) equals Josh's analogy. At $.075 /kWh, is $64/mo.

Whoops. My wife was not pleased.

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« Reply #239 on: February 24, 2020, 08:23:42 AM »
@charles mann - I finally cut up one of the logs! It was a B____ moving the logs without the tractor (my dad has it) so I had to modify my 3 pt crane by welding a trailer hitch on and supporting with a heavy strap (NOT a good idea). To lift, I used a chain hoist, but again, my dad has the 2 Ton hoist and I was left with the 1k pound hoist (REALLY NOT a good idea), so the only thing I really had going my way was the log tongs.
After much tense maneuvering, I was able to get the smaller of the two loaded on the mill and was rewarded with some of the prettiest pecan I've ever seen! I got 8 - 8/4 slabs and a couple 6/4.



 

 

 

 

 

 


So on to the need for version 2.0:

- The hand crank lift winch is toast. I have an electric one on the shelf that needs to go on.
- after the pecan log, I tried milling some pine 2x lumber but the blade got gummed up with sap and ruined half the log and left me with a roller coaster.
   I need to make a lube system. Again, I have all the stuff, I just need to force myself to do it.
- I need to add ballast to the rear of the carriage as it's really front heavy.
- the cheesy little feet I put on the bed to level it are way undersized. Need to find a better solution there.

Now that my shop has permanent power and doors, etc., I can drag the whole setup inside and fix it all. Now to find the time...





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