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Author Topic: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!  (Read 1759 times)

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Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« on: August 29, 2020, 04:47:26 AM »
Got my new Woodmizer LT35 hydraulic a couple weeks ago.  Couldn稚 be happier.  Brought it home from my dealer, T&K Farms in Louisville, MS on Friday August 14.

I sawed all day Saturday and Sunday!  Never had so much fun (with my clothes on).  Got in from sawing, cleaned-up, grabbed a bite, and went to bed... never been so tired.  *DanG... this is really addicting.  I can see where some of my other chores are being neglected slightly.

Today I did it... I hit the manual log support (just a little bit).  Does this count?  It did ruin the blade, so I guess I知 in the Club now.  

Boy, I am learning now how much I don稚 know.  For me, the learning is very much part of the fun.  Which reminds me I learned yesterday that even a new blade, if it is put on inverted, doesn稚 cut very well!

 

 

 

 

 

    

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 04:53:01 AM »
Glad to hear your having fun. Nice sawmill 👍

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 04:54:24 AM »
Did I ask all ready, what's the lumber for? Nice Logrite you have there.
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 05:33:09 AM »
The 2 by 6 by 14 are going to be rafters for the sawmill/drying shed.  The long syp logs will be sawed for beams (headers over sawmill log bay).    Milled 3-8 oak logs into 1-1/8 boards to be air-dried, kiln dried, and planed for sale. 

The thought just occurred to me... is the length down the log support (that you just tried to saw thru) directly proportional to your stupidity?  My first mishap just barely nicked the log support.  Anybody sawed way down on the clamp or log support?  Come on now, fess up.

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 06:57:37 AM »
Way down ::)?  Ummm, yes.
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 07:13:35 AM »
Down low or up high, sound is the same.  Blade makes one kind of sound, your mouth makes several other kinds of sounds.
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 07:18:44 AM »
So you hit metal and did the backwards blade thing, cool. Now roll a log off the backside of the mill and wedge it between the tire and frame and you will be well on your way to a Woodmizer Grand Slam award.  :D
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 07:46:22 AM »
You're ahead of the game with strapping and stickers and your stacking.   Now to figure out what you're going to do with your dust.  Some just pile it on an out of the way part of their property.  Some compost it. I burn all my dust in vortex burn barrels.  You can burn green dust as long as you have hot coals in the bottom. 

You hit the lower part of the upright when you forget to put it down when you meant to.  Kind of like when you stumble in the dark to the toilet and sit down and sudden realize the seat is actually up. 
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 08:06:10 AM »
Sad to say, but that won稚 be your last mill strike.  I hit my # 2 log dog last week .....again, just barely...of coarse it was a new blade, and I been doing this 12 years.  At least this time I didn稚 cut the chain into like I have before.  I was timing my logs to see how fast I could finish one....bad idea.  Tim
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 08:15:28 AM »
Atta boy chinaberry.  

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 08:23:42 AM »
Chinaberry, Congratulations on your new sawmill.  I see you are already learning what not to do and having fun in the process.  I looked up your location and did not realize Louisiana had a Florida Keys type geography also.  Looks like an interesting place. Definitely a new Winter place to visit on my bucket list.  Hope your did OK during the last storms that came through. 
Off your bottom and on your feet, out the shade and back in the heat! Back to work boys!

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2020, 08:29:10 AM »
 

  
 This was a few months back. 

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2020, 09:51:31 AM »
Banjo,

   If you hit the #2 side support sounds like you need to check the alignment because if they were properly set you'd have hit the first one. :D

   I can check but I doubt I have any saw marks on my side supports or clamp over 2 inches down. ::) I was tired and it was late and I decided to saw the customer another sticker and sawed into the side support at full speed. No good deed goes unpunished.

Chinaberry,

   It sounds like you still need to leave the rear toeboard up and saw some nice long wedges. (I've heard of people doing that. ;))
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2020, 10:46:01 AM »
IQ  is in such a tight high range here  it would be hard to develop any correlation.  :P  :D

Amended...
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2020, 11:11:06 AM »
TT,

   Did most of us just get insulted there? Are you trying to incinerate sumpin? :D :D
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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
  It sounds like you still need to leave the rear toeboard up and saw some nice long wedges. (I've heard of people doing that. ;))
It happens to the best of us. I once was sawing an order of 6 6"X12" X20' and I managed to make 1 of them 6"X12" at the start end an 4.75"X 10.75" at the finish end. Making 1 bad cut on a beam is one thing but 2 cuts 1 after the other. That was an expensive mistake. Not sure if was just a brain fart or alzheimer's starting to set in.      
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2020, 02:07:20 PM »
South side... now that痴 funny.

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2020, 02:12:40 PM »
Hey, Mike... yea you are right.  I am going to tack some of that utility plastic tarp over the top and down the side about 2.  Got a bunch of that cheap tarp, might as well use it.

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2020, 02:32:58 PM »
Thanks for the replies, gentlemen.

While I have your attention... I bought a flat pack of 15 blades from Kasco and I wasn稚 paying as much attention as I should have been when I installed that blade on backwards.  I installed just as it came out of the pack.  Are all their blades inverted from what a woodmizer runs?

Also, about stickers.  I really need to sticker a bunch of oak and some syp.  I have cut a bunch of stickers but isn稚 it asking for trouble using green stickers on green wood?  I intended to air dry these stickers.  And should I use pine for pine and hardwood for hardwood, or does it matter.  Hate to go to the box store and buy kiln dried sticker material, especially after milling all this wood... help!!

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Re: Ya値l said This would happen... and it did!
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2020, 02:44:46 PM »
CB,

   I can't answer the Kasco blade packing question as I have not tried them.

   As to the green sticker question I have always been told dry stickers are always preferred. If not available I would suggest you try to use green stickers from the same species.
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