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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1680 on: September 13, 2020, 10:19:50 AM »
I think they make a strap wrench to remove oil filters and such,  If it had a cam that would tension the band pulling in one direction, and slack in the other like a ratchet, might be handy.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1681 on: September 13, 2020, 02:13:12 PM »
Weather permitting my next sawing job is scheduled for Tuesday sawing SYP, Oak, & Poplar.
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sally has postponed my sawing until the end of the week.  The rainfall prediction for here is ~10" but our biggest threat is/should be tornadoes that might be spun off.  Tuesday will be our "big day" so we will just hunker down.  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1682 on: September 13, 2020, 04:51:26 PM »
   I've just been piddling sawing a small 6-7 ft long spruce log every day or two to work on my deer blind project and yesterday I resawed a 6' basswood 2X12 into 2- 3/4" boards and a trim cut and took them to the flea market to a customer today. This afternoon I had a guy bring me 4-8' and 2-10' treated 4X4's. He had removed them from a deck or something and washed them good and cut off one end with a nail in it. He wanted them each re-sawed into 3-1X4 boards. I offered to swap him other wood I had in stock for them but he was determined that was what he needed. I put them down 2 at a time as I was scared the clamp might buckle and slip with a 3rd one, set the scale at 3.5", Simpleset to 1-1/8", 2 drops and 2 passes per pair and after a whopping 6 cuts we were done and he was very well pleased. I had warned him the treating might not reach the center and a couple looked a little paler inside but he said he was going to stain them anyway. I felt guilty charging him $10 but I know I had more time in it that that setting up and he was happy. He came with 52' of 4X4 he could not use and left with 156' of 1X4's he could. You never know what people will come up with.

   I packed up the mill and took it to the front lot and gave it a bath in preparation for a 1 mile trek and 3-4 small white oak logs for a neighbor tomorrow. When I put my water hose up I saw the R tire on the mill was flat. My little 12V  compressor would not pump it up so I put the spare on and will take this one to the shop tomorrow to see what the problem was.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1683 on: September 13, 2020, 07:10:03 PM »
I think they make a strap wrench to remove oil filters and such,  If it had a cam that would tension the band pulling in one direction, and slack in the other like a ratchet, might be handy.
I think that a shorter strap choked on the cant, you could turnit with a pry bar or 4' 2x2 even. Something I may try to rig up.
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« Reply #1684 on: September 13, 2020, 07:16:29 PM »
I should clarify, my thought was to make a large version of the strap wrenches that are made for oil filters, like the big wooden open end wrenches seen in some other thread.  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1685 on: September 13, 2020, 07:45:48 PM »
You could also buy a mill with hydraulics and a two plane clamp :)
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« Reply #1686 on: September 13, 2020, 07:52:08 PM »
You could also buy a mill with hydraulics and a two plane clamp :).
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That would be too easy.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1687 on: September 13, 2020, 09:06:30 PM »
A few of the last jobs:

Small package for a hot tub privacy fence and change room
1x4, 2x4, 2x6, 4x4, 6x6


2pc 10x10's for a custom driveway gate.  Now I know why it is called a dead deck, cuz when you load big logs you are dead ;)


If you off load with a forked piece of equipment and ever struggle to load, you need a beam bar in your life.  Tap a wedge into the curf at the end of the log, insert beam bar, and lever up.  Place a chuck of 2x4 in, repeat on the other side.  Lots of room for forks to slide right in, or straps to get around.


Bucking and sorting 8's, 12's and 16's for the next few cut list.  A garden fence for my folks and a woodshed for me.  Full length logs in behind the 8's



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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1688 on: September 14, 2020, 11:01:20 AM »
 I use a rope winch hanging from the rafters works great.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1689 on: September 14, 2020, 11:33:57 AM »
Sure is nice when the customer shows up with with mostly cants. 3 of us got through this in 3 hrs, 3 blades, no metal. Started raining about 1/2 way through the job but we motored through it. WOW, WRC dust sure sticks to everything when it's raining.



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« Reply #1690 on: September 14, 2020, 07:23:55 PM »
 

 A real long day for the small amount accomplished. 379 bf of mostly WO with one RO log. Biggest was 12' and 100 bf of 4/4 boards. 2 logs became 8' 2X4's and the rest were "Board Feet" as my 86 y/o customer called them. He was walking with a cane, half blind, terrible tractor driver and I ended up doing the stacking too. More of a social visit than a work day but I enjoyed most of it. I did have intermittent problems with the engine bogging down on the mill. I could never pin it down but seemed like it was worse after it had run a while rather than fresh started after setting a few minutes. The cuts all looked good even though the logs seem to have been down a while and there were some big knots in a couple. i will call WM in the morning. I'm hoping it is something simple like an air filter or fuel filter or such and may go ahead and swap them. This job was a mile away but I have one big job in a couple weeks and a 2 day job about 45 miles away and need to be sure it is working right before then. 
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« Reply #1691 on: September 14, 2020, 08:29:18 PM »
Oh My!!  Just when I think that I can finally dig out, a repeat customer calls with over 200 16' SYP and Oak logs to saw.  The SYP will be framing lumber and the Oak will be 1" "boards".  Just a rough estimate puts this at over 30Mbf.  The good thing is that I can probably saw for a week and then skip a week or so.  Hopefully I can work Marty into this job to do a good portion of the sawing.  Hopefully.

I just put another customer off until after the first of the year that has even more and larger logs.  I estimated ~40Mbf for him and he wanted to know "when"?  Thankfully his "logs" are still standing.

This lumber/timber business is crazy.  Lumber prices are through the roof and yet the landowner is being offered virtually nothing for his timber.
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« Reply #1692 on: September 15, 2020, 03:02:28 AM »
I think they make a strap wrench to remove oil filters and such,  If it had a cam that would tension the band pulling in one direction, and slack in the other like a ratchet, might be handy.
A Ford Wrench comes to mind.  https://www.homedepot.com/p/Crescent-11-in-Automotive-Sliding-Wrench-C711H/204062926?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US&mtc=Shopping-B-F_Brand-G-Multi-NA-Multi-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-Catchall_PLA&cm_mmc=Shopping-B-F_Brand-G-Multi-NA-Multi-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-Catchall_PLA-71700000014585962-58700001236285396-92700010802552391&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz8WBosrq6wIVlIrICh09cAHUEAQYBCABEgJUBPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Just make a huge one and put wood inserts in the flat "jaws".  I am thinking like  a bigger version of the sliding wood clamps, on a grand scale.  Even a pry bar with an overcenter latch that opens and closes parallel jaws.
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« Reply #1693 on: September 15, 2020, 06:49:02 PM »
I've been sawing red oak. There were four logs and I sawed up the last one this morning.


 

 

 

 
These logs were flat sawed but there was some nice flecking near the pith.


 

 

 
I ended up with a nice little wack of lumber and a lot of the boards are clear.



 
I love the look of red oak but I do not like the smell. Now, pine smells good and pine will be my next sawing project.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1694 on: September 16, 2020, 01:46:08 PM »
Don't like to see this:



 

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« Reply #1695 on: September 16, 2020, 10:03:02 PM »
I got another call today and drove out and looked at his logs.  :o


 
This SYP will be 2X6 and larger framing lumber for the customer's new home.  There is an identical whack of Red Oak behind this that will be 8X8 post as well as inside trim lumber, etc.

It just keeps on piling in.  ::)
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« Reply #1696 on: September 16, 2020, 10:24:24 PM »
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« Reply #1697 on: September 17, 2020, 04:21:40 AM »
 



A friend just brought over a Yellow birch log that was submerged in an adjacent lake for at least 130 years! This was cut for Veneer with axe and crosscut saw and hauled out on the ice by horse. Obviously this log never made the brook and sunk. It is around 11 feet long and 32" at the butt ( 31" top). What treasure will this hold!?

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« Reply #1698 on: September 17, 2020, 12:22:53 PM »
Solved that problem:



 

I didn't need any lumber from that top end of the log.
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« Reply #1699 on: September 17, 2020, 05:03:35 PM »
Hemlock bridge planking job 4x8x14 then
Red oak 5/4󬊈 Fence board job.
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