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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1400 on: July 31, 2020, 03:19:48 PM »
I'm sorry Magicman, why did I think you had had a recent surgery or something that had you down for a while?
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« Reply #1401 on: July 31, 2020, 05:27:25 PM »
I'm sorry Magicman, why did I think you had had a recent surgery or something that had you down for a while?
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1402 on: July 31, 2020, 08:50:46 PM »
No apology necessary.  Yes, I had total knee replacement surgery in November and my shoulder rebuilt in February.  Six weeks after my shoulder surgery I was sawing while wearing a sling.

Due to this C-19 stuff and school out, I have had my 18 year old Grandson Luke helping me on most jobs with the customer paying for his labor. 


 
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Did I say that he loves Logrite?

  That has worked very well and has kinda spoiled me.  Where was he today??  :o
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1403 on: July 31, 2020, 11:39:01 PM »
Your a stud Magicman. I like your work ethic and all your pictures you post

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1404 on: August 01, 2020, 07:34:54 AM »
Thanks Walnut Beast, but I was more of a muffin yesterday.  ::)

Yesterday was brutal in the heat.  smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun  I had the umbrella up but it was still hot!!


 
I was sawing for a young couple who are building a new home.  SYP 1X6's & 1X4's for the ceiling.  The lady made the entire day handling the cant hook, slabs, and lumber.


 
And then we sawed 1X6 & 1X4 ERC for closet paneling.  Also 3 small Cherry logs for a table project.  This was a "minimum" sawing job because we only sawed 833 bf.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1405 on: August 01, 2020, 08:07:06 AM »
I am having some serious misgivings about the Red Oak logs that I pictured in Reply #1387.  Some are OK as far as handling, but there are some that are impossible.  A 36" butt log that is 16' long is pushing 6K lbs. and they will have to be skidded sorta uphill, turned 90,and then skidded another 50'.  There is no way that I can load or turn a 16' Oak log with a 36" butt.

As I said, some are ~26" and would be OK if the customer can skid them to the sawmill loader.  I'll talk to the customer today and see what he has done about getting a larger tractor.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1406 on: August 01, 2020, 08:12:36 AM »
MM where do you get your leather aprons?
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1407 on: August 01, 2020, 09:14:05 AM »
Google leather welder's apron.  This looks like a good one:  LINK

I believe that the one I got for Luke was an eBay item.

I have bought bib aprons and cut the bib off to make a waist apron.  Whatever you get you want the waist strap to go all of the way around.  I had to do some modifying on the one that I am using now.  I never saw without my apron.

I have seriously considered this:  LINK but again I would modify it by converting it to a waist apron plus removing the lower leg portions.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1408 on: August 01, 2020, 12:06:02 PM »
Does the apron help keep the sawdust from covering every inch of your clothing? I'm considering a full bib apron to try and stay a bit cleaner. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1409 on: August 01, 2020, 01:00:08 PM »
I am having some serious misgivings about the Red Oak logs that I pictured in Reply #1387.  Some are OK as far as handling, but there are some that are impossible.  A 36" butt log that is 16' long is pushing 6K lbs. and they will have to be skidded sorta uphill, turned 90,and then skidded another 50'.  There is no way that I can load or turn a 16' Oak log with a 36" butt.

As I said, some are ~26" and would be OK if the customer can skid them to the sawmill loader.  I'll talk to the customer today and see what he has done about getting a larger tractor.
Those are the kind of day's I've learned to call the rental yard and have them deliver some horsepower.
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« Reply #1410 on: August 01, 2020, 02:54:20 PM »
This mornings work first thing live edge white pine for stock.
Some 30" wide on the small end.Sawn with a Cooks 1.5 x 8 x .050 band.
Sold my ash boards I had in stock , so I sawed up an 8' log and got some nice 12" wide boards. Sawn with a WM 1.25 x 4 x .045 band.

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1411 on: August 01, 2020, 03:20:05 PM »
Bruno, I love the look of those ash boards. Very nice!

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« Reply #1412 on: August 01, 2020, 03:21:29 PM »
Those are the kind of day's I've learned to call the rental yard and have them deliver some horsepower.
I talked with the customer this morning and he said that he would get whatever was necessary to handle the logs.  Also the 36"+ butt logs can be bucked back to whatever is necessary to load and handle them.  My past experience says that it will be 10'.  

We should be OK.  I can saw Monday & Tuesday, have personal business Wednesday, and then back to sawing Thursday & Friday.  My next week's Friday & Saturday customer will have wait at least another week.  I can only do the work of 3 men.   ::)
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« Reply #1413 on: August 01, 2020, 03:45:16 PM »
MM, you are working right through the dog days.  
Bruno, good looking stuff.  
A question for those of you who use 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" bands.  Do you adjust the space between the back of the blade and the guide rollers when going from one to the other?  We have been adusting between blade size changes but lately we have been using 1 1/2" bands.  I sawed some metal filled cypress a couple of days ago that I wish I would have used 1 1/4" on (they cost less and we have a bunch of them).

No pictures of this morning's job but it was a first for me.  A young Indian man showed up this morning with a minivan full of short oak "logs" that he wanted sawn.  I explained to him yesterday on the phone and again this morning that we were going to spend quite a bit of time to get a little bit of lumber.  He said press on.  We did.  He was really pleased with what he got for his money and efforts.  Afterwards, we visited and I walked him around and showed him what to look for in logs that he intended to turn into efficiently produced lumber.
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« Reply #1414 on: August 01, 2020, 05:09:32 PM »

A question for those of you who use 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" bands.  Do you adjust the space between the back of the blade and the guide rollers when going from one to the other? 
The 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" bands run close to the same distance from the back flange.  I switch back and forth quite a bit but working towards 1-1/2" bands only.

Thought about buying new guide rollers made for 1-1/2" bands but they are not needed when using a band with deep gullets like the T-7.
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« Reply #1415 on: August 01, 2020, 06:53:34 PM »
Those are the kind of day's I've learned to call the rental yard and have them deliver some horsepower.
I talked with the customer this morning and he said that he would get whatever was necessary to handle the logs.  Also the 36"+ butt logs can be bucked back to whatever is necessary to load and handle them.  My past experience says that it will be 10'.  

We should be OK.  I can saw Monday & Tuesday, have personal business Wednesday, and then back to sawing Thursday & Friday.  My next week's Friday & Saturday customer will have wait at least another week.  I can only do the work of 3 men.   ::)
Lynn, you seem like the type of man that can do three 20 minute jobs in an hour. And then some!
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« Reply #1416 on: August 01, 2020, 06:55:39 PM »
 

 
that hemlock might have some tension on it. I did get a few 14ft 2x6 out of it.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ??
« Reply #1417 on: August 01, 2020, 08:07:56 PM »
Does the apron help keep the sawdust from covering every inch of your clothing?
I wear a leather bib welding apron made by Hobart.  It serves very well to keep sticky pine resin and sap off my clothes.
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« Reply #1418 on: August 01, 2020, 08:22:05 PM »
An apron also keeps the sawdust out of your pockets which keeps the OWMBO happy.  :)
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A question for those of you who use 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" bands.  Do you adjust the space between the back of the blade and the guide rollers when going from one to the other?  
The 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" bands run close to the same distance from the back flange.  I switch back and forth quite a bit but working towards 1-1/2" bands only.

Thought about buying new guide rollers made for 1-1/2" bands but they are not needed when using a band with deep gullets like the T-7.
Is there a difference in cut quality with the 1-1/2 bands


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