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Offline AtlanticAcres

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Re: Quality of cut.
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2010, 11:35:41 AM »
Meadows is correct. We got a 4x4x10' out of her.
Our biggest challenge will be a 12' pine with the butt being 32".

The mill can only handle 28" plus it can only cut up to 3.75" thick at a time. Poor design I know. But when you only pay
a few $k you get what you pay for... and considering I didn't pay anything and have access to a mill... well you know! 8)

It was all I could do to lift it with the tractor loader... just because I wanted to try. We dragged it to the mill in the end.

Oh! So it takes food to make it a mixed topic. Why didn't you say so. My next project after the greenhouse(food) will be an
outdoor bake oven... yes some wood will be involved... maybe fire wood! :D
Work hard to get it down - play like tomorrow may end!

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Re: Quality of cut.
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2010, 08:38:13 AM »
Hi Acres and welcome

If you want to see feathers on the edge of a cut try my mill with a chainsaw bar and chain, I'm not sure but I think the stringy wood like spruce might make it worse than other kinds of wood. I also notice that the faster I cut when edgeing a board the worse it is. Nice looking reno of your house, not sure about yours but the ones I've worked on in the past never seem to end. Great to see another Nova Scotian on here I'm just down the coast from you in Yarmouth County.

Cheers

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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2010, 09:27:12 AM »
Hey Hilltop,

Old houses are like old wooden boats - ya just go in circles - repairing them.
We will be re-staining a different colour this year. Although I love the ox-blood red - when it is new re: porch rebuild. I don't like the pinkish colour it fades to after 3-5 years. And being on the coast doesn't help with the wind, salt and exposure. We did the exterior over about 20 years ago and have re-stained on average every 5 years - gets tiring. If I could get 10-15 years without fading I would
feel better about it.

My tractor winch came from Barrington passage a few months ago...

cheers for now.
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2010, 09:31:39 AM »
Hey Hilltop,

Noticed you have an old Acadian Engine. I have three Atlantics - 2 3hp, a 7hp and 1 4hp Hawbolt.
Hopefully i will wrap a hull around the 7 some day.

AA
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2010, 10:12:19 PM »
Acres that circles description sounds about right, My house is about 10 years old with eastern white cedar shingles which are real slow to put on but I haven't painted them yet. Just got a little trim around the windows and some corner boards that are painted so it's not too bad. The Acadian engine belongs to a friend of mine, He has it at his chainsaw shop in Concession up on the french shore.
Is your saw mill one of the shop builts I see on kijiji once and a while?

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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2010, 08:52:05 AM »
Hilltop,

Yes to the mill. My buddies bought it and I think a guy in Truro makes them. This one needs some major redesign/rebuild which we will do in his shop this coming winter... but for now we are milling and learning.

What will your buddy do with the engine? If I had to do it again I would go to shakes and painted boards/trim like you. Classic style but with less maintenance.


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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2010, 08:51:53 AM »
I'm not to sure what his plans are for the engine just a toy I guess, as far as the siding goes I wanted something that was low maintenance and natural looking, also not a big fan of vinyl although I did use vinyl for the soffit and fascia so I wouldn't have to paint it, If I did it again I would consider putting aluminum on the corner boards, the pine I used for them won't hold stain very well so I will replace them with unplaned wood as they need to be replaced, I think it should work better.


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