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Double "Peterson" Vision
« on: March 02, 2006, 08:56:07 PM »
That's right, not one, but two Petersons 10" WPS on site this morning.  smiley_divide



Phil was good enough to bring both mills over from Georgia and he taught me the basics of  Peterson this morning.  :P



This afternoon, I got to drive the second mill all by myself. It was a lot of fun.  8)




I'll be going back to help Phil out for the next few days. Olen, you need to come this way! And DanG, Getoverit, CustomSawyer, and everyone!!!

Peterson sure does make a nice saw. I'm racking my brain trying to figure out how to come up with some cash.

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 09:01:17 PM »
A fast moving pandemic coming soon... the "Swing Mill" virus..  :D
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 09:12:12 PM »
Looks like a good day Radar. One day maybe I can get a swingmill. I've got the feaver, just don't have the leaver.  ::)
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 09:16:13 PM »
Looks like we are both in the same boat then.....with no pharmacy in sight.  :D

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 09:19:59 PM »
I'd love to visit some more Peterson owners !! Where are you?

By the way, arent you "driving" that WPF from the wrong side in that picture?
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 09:31:05 PM »
GOI,
    We are in Hattiesburg, MS through the 11th. Well, in the pictures, Phil is driving, I'm driving the camera. He is driving from the wrong side, but he said it was easier to push than pull that late in the day.  ;D
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 09:38:55 PM »
Diffucult to swing the blade from that side of the mill...also not recommended unless double cutting.

When double cutting with the blade horizontal on the "wrong" side, it can save you from a birrage of sawdust at high velocity.... smiley_safety_glasses

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 09:54:42 PM »
Captain,
     In the first picture he is doublecutting.

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 09:55:08 PM »
speaking of sawdust....

I have now milled about 15 logs without moving the mill, and the sawdust got so deep that I couldnt hardly swing the blade. I havent found anything useful to do with it yet, so I gathered up about 7 wheel barrow loads of it and dumped it in the chicken pen. They didnt quite know what to do with it either, but last time I looked they were spreading it out  nicely :D

I think all of my cuts are from the "wrong end" of the log. I start off with the vertical cut, then finish up with the horizontal cut. That way, the board is laying right beside me when I get through cutting it loose. works for me  8)

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 09:58:55 PM »
getoverit;
I've used that method alot....
be careful with stuff over 2", it can pinch the blade.
On beams from small logs, that works very well, just use chainsaw wedges to hold up the beam.
BTW, I hit a plastic wedge once, and it kept a tooth from my blade in it.  Surprising, but true.
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 10:05:03 PM »
Ken, there is no "wrong" end, it is all in the way you start your cut.  It is a must to start with your vertical cut when sawing alone.  However, I prefer to start with my horizontal cut when I have help.

You're right, Radar.  I saw that.  I also saw the other picture  :o

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 10:38:28 PM »
Other than a few pine 4X6's, all I have been cutting so far is 1X material. Some for flooring, some for paneling for the new workshop (the old barn). This is why I have so much sawdust collecting up... I have to think of a way to get rid of it somehow, and the chickens seemed like the right thing to do so far... we'll see ;D

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So far I have been mostly working by myself, and this is the reason I cut the way I do. Occasionally, the wife will come and tail for me, but that is rare. I think I wore her out on the first day of tailing for me  :(  I've gotta learn how to slow down so she can keep up.

I've milled all of these logs, and other than sawdust, the slab pile is so small I could easily put it in the back of a pickup and still have plenty of room for other things. I'm still amazed how little is wasted with these mills. If it werent for limb stumps and "holes" in the logs, there really wouldnt be anything wasted but bark.

Radar,
Looks like y'all are having a good time over there. Wish I wasnt so far away so I could joibn you for a day or two.
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 10:45:04 PM »
GOI

I have given a couple of pickup truck loads to some folks with horses to try out.  They say they like sawdust better than straw it works like kitty litter??  If it works out for them I'll be selling it not giving it away or burning it.

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 11:45:26 PM »
NOT the Hickory sawdust for horses...oak either...black walnut is the most toxic.

Now Pine, I can't produce enough to keep Mrs. Captain happy... smiley_horserider

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2006, 12:34:14 AM »
Add Pecan to the list of no-nos for horsies.  Ya know, it's funny, but in all my studies when I was trying to learn all about horses, I NEVER saw the first word about the dangers of Juglone.  You'd think the horse books and websites would be screaming it at the top of their lungs. ???  I first heard about it on "Anvilfire", a blacksmithing site, and have seen it mentioned here a number of times.
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2006, 02:50:47 AM »
Radar,
I know what you mean as to being fun to run one. ( don't try saying that to fast) I really enjoy running them too, but the swingblade is my son's and I can never talk him into letting me run it and him tailbear for me. :D
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2006, 11:09:56 AM »
Is the micro-kerf blade available for the 10" mill yet?

If so, it is something I would have to order from NZ or is it available here in the states?
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2006, 11:26:19 AM »
Add Pecan to the list of no-nos for horsies.  Ya know, it's funny, but in all my studies when I was trying to learn all about horses, I NEVER saw the first word about the dangers of Juglone.  You'd think the horse books and websites would be screaming it at the top of their lungs. ???  I first heard about it on "Anvilfire", a blacksmithing site, and have seen it mentioned here a number of times.

That's one amazing thing about the internet Dan...

We're constantly learning new things, and have a wealth of American enginuity and experience right at our fingertips, daily. I guess the whole world has this info on their desk now also.

In some aspects, us Americans are getting smarter, whilst at the same time we're getting dumber.

Now I'm confused..  :D
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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2006, 12:29:28 PM »
I've got a 10" microkerf on the way...should be here in about 2 weeks. 

PM me for a price if interested.

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Re: Double "Peterson" Vision
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2006, 07:44:17 PM »
TN_man,   I've been cutting and tailing my own for the past two days...it is more of a workout than I can pay for at any gym.  :D Sneak out there when your son is not home and have a blast.

Captain,   When is Peterson going to open a full fledged "store" in the US where you can actually go in and look at all their products and take one home with you without having to order if you find one you like?

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