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New item from Wood-Mizer
« on: August 12, 2005, 07:41:44 AM »
We will have a lathe attachment for Wood-Mizer mills at the show in Rock Springs, PA   Ag Progress Days  real close to State College, PA  ( Go Penn State!) AUg 16, 17, 18
I am not sure how it works or what it is all about. Dave Mann from Indy will be bringing it. We will be turning cedar. Sounds pretty cool.
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005, 10:01:30 AM »
Dave brought along a bunch of photos to the pigroast that I got to look at. Looks pretty cool.
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2005, 11:09:58 AM »
A LATHE ATACHEMENT?  WHERES THE PICS!  I WANT ONE, I JUST KNOW I DO!   8) 8) 8) 8)

How does it Work?  Bringing it from Indy??  I am only 90 miles from Indy.  ROAD TRIP! 

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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005, 11:54:46 AM »
Kirk,

  You can turn those big hickory and honey locust logs for your new buidling with that.  Timber frame with round perfect beams  8)
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2005, 12:08:44 PM »
Is there and adaptation device for Mobile Dimension Mills?  I have two mills, I :'( suppose I would have to have two lathes? 8)
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2005, 12:22:59 PM »
Is there and adaptation device for Mobile Dimension Mills?  I have two mills, I :'( suppose I would have to have two lathes? 8)

Yes, I believe there is an adaptor kit. I think the part number is LT40.
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005, 12:25:19 PM »
You'd have to have two Wood Mizers, Frank.  

What would you do with 4 sawmills?   There wouldn't be a tree left standing in all of Oregon. :D :D
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005, 01:16:50 PM »
You talkin' about this thing?



Yea,  I got pictures.  I even seen it work... :D
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2005, 03:43:00 PM »
How much $ are they?
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2005, 04:22:03 PM »
Not sure if the price is set.  I think someone said around 2Gs.
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2005, 04:37:07 PM »
So that's why WM wanted some cedar posts awhile back ??? ???
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2005, 05:43:32 PM »
What are you talking about, Tom, I got four mills now.  8) I knew someone wood say that, Jeff. :'(
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2005, 08:23:11 PM »
I am betting it turns the log in the oppisite direction of the blade at a high rate of speed.  Then you saw into the turning stock and presto, a trued up round log! 


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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2005, 07:12:27 PM »


Here is a wide shot of the Wood-Mizer Lathe attachment.  The first steps are to make an octagon out of the log.  There are index stops on the lathe head to possitioin the log for each flat.

I think the motor is a 1 or 2 hp single phase 120v motor.
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2005, 01:53:24 AM »
This brings a whole new dimension to the production of octo posts!!  It will certainly beat my method!! 8)


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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2005, 08:01:07 AM »
We ran the Lathe- Mizer at the show this week. It will fit any model Wood-Mizer ( Not sure about the LT10) You can cut 3, 4, 6, 8 sided posts, or you can do the 8 sided and run the blade against the sides and it becomes round. smiley_flipping We did Cedar, cherry and white pine. It did not seem to matter on the denisity of the wood. Max length is 8' 4" and max diameter was 13". It workes on 110 volt 1 hp motor to turn the lathe. I think it could be adapted to any other manufactures mill.
After we ran the blade to make it round we took sand paper and it gave it a very smothe finish. It is a pretty neat idea. It was designed by a Wood-Mizer owner from Canada and he is using us for marketing. Wood-Mizer has done a few adjustmnets for safety and ease of use. They said they attampted to make the lenght longer but there were problems with shaking.
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2005, 10:03:08 AM »
So when can I plase my order?  How much is it going to be?  Please dont price it so that we are forced to simply make our own.   ;D


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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2005, 11:49:09 AM »
Does it work as good on dryer logs like standing dead?
I can see a whole TON of problems doing this with fresh logs, how well do they dry?

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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2005, 11:51:03 PM »
How long will a blade last?

Will it take the set off? ???
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Re: New item from Wood-Mizer
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2005, 06:57:55 PM »
The price on the Lathe- Mizer is $ 2195.00 and we have a special price of $1995.00. I am not sure how soon they will be available (weeks not months). Blade life would be the same as sawing Cedar or what ever the species you are sawing. We sawed about 8 posts during the show and felt no need to change the blade. It does not effect the set of the blade. I am not sure about dry vs. green posts. WM has done tests to see what if's, they sawed the post in half while the post was turning and they were using different sets and hook angle blades and more teeth per inch. There was never and noticable difference on the turning. We usually made two passes any more did not seem to make a difference. after the second pass we just used the sand paper and the post was smothe. There are safety braces that fold up when the Lathe- Mizer is in use and the back supports are up also. There is a stop for the track to keep from sawing into the gear box. We sawed Cedar, White pine and Cherry. I cant see any big problems with dry logs unless the log would be rotten. I was only around this for 3 days, seemed to work good, the only down fall I could see is that it would be better if you could do longer posts, they did some expermients on this and said it was hard to control longer logs. Thanks Marty
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