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FIRST CUT
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:03:12 PM »
  Got a norwood 29 a few weeks back. All together and running today. All I had was a 5 foot 12 in dia ash (I think) log
It was to short to clamp properly but I made do. Two cuts straight as an arrow. Great feeling. Tomorrow I will move it out of the shop to a more permanent location.  
   I have feelers out and a few real logs lined up and am looking forward to building a log cabin.

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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 11:40:04 PM »
Congratulations! Theres no feeling like cutting straight lumber off a new sawmill.
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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 06:23:16 AM »
You will like it!!
Still have plans for a cabin?
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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 06:26:53 AM »
Congratulations on the new mill, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum, dogone!
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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 08:09:53 AM »


 The first modd I'd make is another backstop for the short logs.  Steve
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 08:13:05 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, and Congratulations on the new sawmill.  Now please finish filling out your profile information so that we will know/remember where you are and what sawmill you have.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 08:20:45 AM »
Congratulations!  You are hooked, you inhaled sawdust and caught the bug!

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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 08:35:57 AM »
Congratulations! Welcome the Forum 
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 11:09:27 AM »
Congratulations on the first cut,  when I made mine I had my wife standing out there watching because, I figured in case something goes amazingly wrong at least maybe she can dial 911....  I  probably looked kind of silly with my mouth hanging open with amazement  how easily it cut the piece of locust firewood  I chose to star with t. The first board was a 2x6 that is screwed  to the wall of the shed with the family brand on it.  Welcome and enjoy the adventure..

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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 11:48:27 PM »
Congratulations on the new mill!  Welcome!  That's how I started.  I had some firewood logs cut to lengths my tractor could move.  Those logs were cut into a variety of boards.  Most of them became expensive firewood anyway.  Keep practicing on the low value stuff for a while.  Occasionally a new sawmill owner tries to saw grandma's walnut tree the second or third log with disappointing results.  Save the high value stuff for a little while longer.  

There are few things that mix equal parts of hard work and fun.  Every log opened on the mill is like a surprise birthday present, some are truly amazing!
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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 01:24:26 AM »
Welcome to this great forum Dogone. Is your mill all manual?
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Re: FIRST CUT
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 08:11:01 PM »
  Thanks for the welcome. My mill is all manual for now . The only add on might be power feed. I have tried to read every post for the last three years and have learned a LOT. There is a wealth of knowledge out there. In a year or so I might be able to add a small bit of new information.


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