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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #300 on: February 14, 2020, 10:17:18 AM »
They brought me 2 cherry logs to saw for them.
I didn't get pictures. 
They were very nice hardly any sap wood at all.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #301 on: February 14, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
I am trying to knock out a couple of jobs before my shoulder surgery next Friday.

A couple of ERC Mantels.


 
A very good ERC log that became....


 
An 8X8 plus eight ¾" side lumber.


 
And then on to guess what?


 
Yup, Sycamore.  And then on to....


 
Yup, dreaded metal,and ....


 
Yup, more metal.  I trashed 3 blades today.  One nail, one screw anchor, and this.

No matter, it was a good day sawing.  I have one more job that I desperately need to saw for a several times repeat customer that is taking chemo.  Hopefully he will be able for us to saw next week.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #302 on: February 14, 2020, 08:15:43 PM »
Good luck with your shoulder. Speedy recovery!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #303 on: February 15, 2020, 07:15:06 PM »
Well, it's what I'm half way through sawing - see old reply #106

It's a big job for a manual mill and being 75 yo. Stack is 6 x 3.5 x 20 and the 2nd one is underway.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #304 on: February 15, 2020, 07:22:07 PM »
   Mostly piddled on my new shed build today but did throw 2 more locust poles on the mill and square all or part of 2 sides so I can put a level on it to get it plumb and as a nailing surface. I think I used .2 hours in the process.


13' locust pole. Trimmed a little off 2 sides 

 Started about 16' but after I squared 2 sides I cut 4' off the top end where was too thin due to sweep for my use.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #305 on: February 15, 2020, 08:15:45 PM »
That is very admirable KelLOGg.  Nice whack of stacks.  :)
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« Reply #306 on: February 15, 2020, 10:13:46 PM »
I am trying to knock out a couple of jobs before my shoulder surgery next Friday.(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

A couple of ERC Mantels.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
A very good ERC log that became....

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
An 8X8 plus eight ¾" side lumber.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
And then on to guess what?

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Yup, Sycamore.  And then on to....

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Yup, dreaded metal,and ....

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Yup, more metal.  I trashed 3 blades today.  One nail, one screw anchor, and this.

No matter, it was a good day sawing.  I have one more job that I desperately need to saw for a several times repeat customer that is taking chemo.  Hopefully he will be able for us to saw next week.
Wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery and a speedy recovery sir.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #307 on: February 15, 2020, 10:28:54 PM »
Thank You Brent and richhiway, and also to the others who have offered well wishes.  Da ole man is going to be OK.  

I'm just hoping to be able to get that last job sawed if the weather (rain) and the customer's physical condition allows.

EDIT:  Sadly the weather forecast shows rain through Thursday and not favorable for me to be able to saw that last job.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #308 on: Yesterday at 07:46:20 PM »
  Started to put some framing on my shed I am building. I had several pine 12' 2X12's I had sawed a couple years ago which will work for my top plate ( I think that is the piece supporting the rafters) but I needed a 12' 2X6 to tie the ends together and all I had in stock was 14' or maybe some 8' ones. I guess normal people would cut one of the 14' ones off but sawyers normally don't claim to be normal. :D I checked and had an ugly 12' ash log (Yellow hammer would not call it that as it had been cut wide at a crotch at the top and not trimmed well and dang sure would not roll). After several rolls and some quick gunbarreling it was ready to saw. Final yield was 6-2X6's and 2-2X4's 12' long. I went ahead and installed one on my shed and left the others there as they will become framing or rafters later this week, weather permitting.


 This picture is deceiving - it is actually much uglier than it looks. :D


 Actually turned out better than expected. A little wane showing on that 2X6 on front. If I were putting it in stock to sell I'd probably have edged it to a 2X4. If sawing a customers logs I'd had showed him and asked if he could use that or wanted it edged. Since for my use and I know it is fit for purpose there it sits. I ran my tally and see I need 750 bf to hit my 100K. Should be one day this week.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #309 on: Yesterday at 10:57:38 PM »
That's what I like best about the mill. Amazing how much good lumber you can get from a ugly log. What's the new shed for?
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« Reply #310 on: Today at 12:07:56 AM »
   I will store my benches in there and maybe a couple of prefabbed bus stop "kits" that can be assembled quickly if need be. I also hope to set up a better display and access to my fireplace mantels which are very heavy and difficult to show to a customer. Basically I am always short on covered storage space, I got a good deal on some used roofing a couple weeks back so the stars began to align. Of course by the time I get through building I will likely find I don't have enough roofing. I've been collecting locust poles as they became available and can always go cut another one or two as needed. I have not put a lot of time into the design as I can cut the materials as needed. My build is listed over in the General Board if you want to track it there.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #311 on: Today at 12:16:29 AM »
Actually turned out better than expected. A little wane showing on that 2X6 on front. If I were putting it in stock to sell I'd probably have edged it to a 2X4. If sawing a customers logs I'd had showed him and asked if he could use that or wanted it edged. Since for my use and I know it is fit for purpose there it sits.
 
Something I've used as a guide when custom sawing full size regarding wane was if a store bought 2x6, 2x4, etc could fit inside the wane it was good to go. Most liked it.

Should have worded it most agreed to it, if they didn't it got cut out or down a size.
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« Reply #312 on: Today at 07:49:33 AM »
My general rule for wane on framing lumber is that the wane covers less than half of that face and there will always be three good corners.  (If the customer asks for no wane, then he gets no wane.)

I have purchased "store bought" framing lumber that would not meet that criteria. 
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« Reply #313 on: Today at 08:25:08 AM »
Another 60+ 1x8x14 cut and staged for planing, 98 down, 52 to go for this order

 


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