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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2019, 08:28:55 PM »
The ice grips the North and the glaciers groan.  I have heard that people get hungry and have to cut holes in the ice to fish. 
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2019, 09:50:33 PM »
i heard there were no holes in the ice to be had down there, wdh
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2019, 07:22:07 AM »
Than they cut holes and bring food to eat in thier little shacks. ;D
Yes on the temps. Somewheres around 32 seem cold this time of year. February feels like a heatwave. ;D
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2019, 08:15:05 AM »
No sir.  No ice.  No holes. No glaciation. No snow load.  No frozen wood.  Mill cranks and sawmill hydraulics always work.  Things are peachy until summer comes in April :).
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2019, 09:30:09 AM »
Well, yeah.
After April, when the heat brings out rattlers in the lumber pile. 'Blue Jean' pine and ambrosia are clever marketing for decayed wood products. We've all seen pictures of MM in the sandbox, working hard at avoiding another bout of heatstroke. Heck, your ac bills are probably higher than my heating bills. I can dead stack birch lumber for two months in the winter and it'll still be as bright as the day it was milled.
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All horsing around aside, like old greenhorn says, it's those crazy temp swings that make things tough. Going from 60 to15 in one day would make any reasonable work a challenge.
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2019, 12:46:33 PM »
I kinda chuckle at this cold weather thread. What is cold to one is warm to another... ;D
We get folks from corporate in Texas visiting here on the north slope sometimes in the winter. They always are shocked at just how cold it can get. I always tell them, "yeah but it's a dry cold." Kind of pay back for when I took basic in El Paso in the summer. I got so sick of hearing, "yeah, but it's a dry heat."
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2019, 12:53:41 PM »
I was out in Breckenridge, CO in December. It was about 5 below and I walked into the store after walking 8 blocks and shivered off the cold as the door closed behind me. "MAN, it's cold" I said to no one in particular. The guy behind the counter had his feet up on the counter and was reading the paper so I couldn't see his face. "Yeah, but it's a dry cold" he said, real dead pan. I laughed and asked "what the heck does that mean anyway?" he said "I dunno, I've lived here 50 years and everybody says it, but I don't get it either."
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2019, 05:32:21 PM »
Skipped over a lot of this thread, but anyone sawing at -32F is a fool IMO
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2019, 07:49:16 PM »
I remember once we had travelled to Florida for a ship cruise and when we were walking around in short in December, locals were looking at us probably thinking those must be crazy Canuck. Weather was much better then what we had at home and had to appreciate it.

As for cutting in cold weather, hoping to find out soon as I'm getting my manual sawmill next week as long as the snow isn't to bad for setup...  

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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2019, 11:29:08 PM »
Andries knows both extremes.  That brings about cattywhompousness. 
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2019, 08:45:56 AM »
I kinda chuckle at this cold weather thread. What is cold to one is warm to another... ;D
We get folks from corporate in Texas visiting here on the north slope sometimes in the winter. They always are shocked at just how cold it can get. I always tell them, "yeah but it's a dry cold." Kind of pay back for when I took basic in El Paso in the summer. I got so sick of hearing, "yeah, but it's a dry heat."
It is actually a very dry cold in some areas. If my memory's correct Denali NP gets low enough moisture to be designated as a desert were it in another latitude.
I posted yesterday on mix dilution question for -100 RV antifreeze I bought from Walmart @ $2.58 gallon. It's light pink tint. IMO not enough color to mess up sawed wood.  I figured it's cheaper than the blue WW -20 version was $1.78.
Tell me if my dilution math question I asked about in the nearby older thread is correct or not?
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2019, 01:11:56 PM »
Power feed froze up on me this morning
I had 14 with a nice wind chill
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Re: Sawing in cold freezing weather
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2019, 02:03:27 PM »
I posted yesterday on mix dilution question for -100 RV antifreeze I bought from Walmart @ $2.58 gallon. It's light pink tint. IMO not enough color to mess up sawed wood.  I figured it's cheaper than the blue WW -20 version was $1.78. Tell me if my dilution math question I asked about in the nearby older thread is correct or not?


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