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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #100 on: March 18, 2004, 04:01:28 PM »
The random picture on the forum entrance came up and it was the picture we got of the big 'ole Peavey we took last year.  It probably aint handy around the mill but I thought the LogRite fellers might want to look at it.

Here is the link to the thread where the picture appears.
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #101 on: March 18, 2004, 04:54:56 PM »
that sucker is HUGE!
a man could get tired, good thing it has a seat. ;D
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #102 on: March 18, 2004, 05:18:57 PM »
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2004, 06:11:33 PM »

This is a log turner I made out of rebar, It works real good on logs over 12" in diameter.
Been doing so much with so little for so long I can now do anything with nothing, except help from y'all!
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2004, 08:34:12 PM »
Mary has made many sets of sawhorses.  Shes got a good scald on a heavy duty set about 16 tall and 4' long she uses to stack lumber on.  They work well and sure come in handy.

She started making a second set yesterday and finished them up this morning.  This set is made of sycamore.  Sycamore is a good choice as it dries out light and is very strong wood.  It will also hold the screws better than most any other wood.

I took a couple of pictures.  If I get time,  Ill get some dimensions and make a drawing and put it in the Knowledge base.


Here is what the leg assembly looks like. The legs are 2x4 and the bracing is 1x4.

The legs are 18" long and all angles are cut to 15 degrees.


Here is the finished sawhorse.  The top board is a 2x6.  The 1x4 upright is on there so to help keep one edge of the bundle straight.


Here is an old set in use.
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2004, 04:47:54 AM »
Bibbyman, what a great idea!  Thanks for sharing, I could really use a few of those. :)

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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2004, 04:53:06 PM »
Good ol' Sears came through again! 8)

We don't have a Sears in our little town but they have a small one in a town about 30 mile north of us.  Real good people that run the place.

Yesterday we had another reason to make a run up to that town so we loaded up two broken Craftsman tape measures to excahange.  I think at least one is the third replacement.

Walked in.  Greated at the door. Asked how we could be helped.  Mary handed the girl the two broke tape measures.  It was as good as money.  "Come this way."  Only had one in stock (small store) but the second one will be sent out to us of their catalog department in 4-8 days.



I think we paid about $10 for the tapes years ago.  They work well and hold up well.  If they didn't,  it wouldn't be worth the trouble to keep exchanging them.

Mary especally like how the blade locks as you pull it out.  Then you release the lock to let the blade return.  The blade lock on others don't work that way.
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2004, 05:18:22 PM »
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2004, 05:00:12 PM »
Hi guys,

about cant hooks - we have and use about 6 or 7 of them.

they are STIHL cant hooks. nice and light with a good solid hickory handle (i think).

we also use and sell Peterson cant hooks (RRP USD$70 + tax).

i used these in the solomon islands on logs about 7' in diameter with 3 or 4 guys hanging off them - real strong!!!

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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #109 on: August 05, 2004, 07:40:46 AM »
I have modified my above post on the sawhorses to include that ...

The legs are 18" long and all angles are cut to 15 degrees.
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2004, 01:57:30 PM »
Hey Guys,

Got in on this a little late, but I recently bought an all metal cant hook from Cook's, and it works great. I paid $49.00 online.  ;D
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #111 on: August 18, 2004, 07:35:20 PM »
That cant weighs 18 pounds.  

LogRite's is less than 9 pounds, all metal and is also guaranteed not to break.  Not to mention it comes in blue ;).

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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #112 on: August 19, 2004, 06:36:23 AM »
Now....  If it just came in .. say....   ORANGE;)
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #113 on: August 19, 2004, 07:42:56 AM »
Bibbyman,

I second your comments !!!!  :D :D :D :D
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2004, 10:21:36 AM »
WoodMizer has one in orange and they bring it to all their shows.  You know what the problem is-when they stand it up against the mill they can't find it because it blends in. ;)

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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #115 on: August 19, 2004, 08:10:57 PM »
Good point, Tamiam! :D :D :D  Maybe y'all could make a orange one for the Baker folks. ???
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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #116 on: August 19, 2004, 08:30:59 PM »
I'd take a pinkone !!! No one would steal a pink one ::) :D :)
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« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2004, 04:52:38 AM »
They sold Tammy's pink one in Virginia.  Somewhere there is a pictures of 'Shopteacher' with that one.


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Re: Handy things around the mill
« Reply #118 on: August 20, 2004, 06:51:57 PM »
I bought a set of them am/fm stereo hearing protectors yesterday...Sure was cool to be able to listen to music all day while I sawed...Lynette likes it too because the mill is loud enough that she cant hear me sing.  ;D
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« Reply #119 on: August 20, 2004, 07:12:06 PM »
Kevin and I have a pair of the radio hearing protection that we fight over.  They are a fun thing to have.


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