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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2012, 07:18:26 PM »
I was tidying up my slabwood pile and did a little measuring here and there.
At the board end of my mill the carriage is just about 4 feet above the ground.
I should be able to make a slide similar to Tripp's and have about a 2 foot drop with a ramp perhaps 3 feet wide.
Then I could have a couple of Bibbymans sawhorses 2 feet high spaced far enough apart that I can pick the lumber up wiith my vintage massey fergusen skidloader move and sort it.
Prividing it works as planned I should be able to saw 2 or three logs and then tidy up the offbearer area.
Should be a lot easier on me.
I am usually working by myself and seem to get so involved in sawing that I play my self right out.
I have a bad habbit of working right past mealtimes even.
I know its work for some but to me its great fun.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012, 09:41:10 PM »
Shoveler,you need your own personal union,that working through lunch thing is to be avoided. Frank C.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2012, 10:26:31 PM »
File a grievance  :).
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 10:29:52 PM »
Thank you Bibby,

Got the plan sheet

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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012, 01:20:09 AM »
Chris
Hate to break your bubble but by your self here is how it works 15 min to saw log 15 min to resaw wild edges 4 hrs to clean up mess and pile boards :D :D :D
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2012, 08:19:08 AM »
Always thought about finding a couple of those yuppie running machines to make a powered conveyer table to move slabs or boards,you could clipper lace the belts togather,or use for a "green belt". Frank C.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 09:22:58 AM »
I am with Captain.  When I saw for myself, it is by myself, one step at the time.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2012, 05:39:13 PM »
All the lumber that I am sawing now is to finish the mill with.
Next is to put a roof over my planer and engine for that.
I have most of my slabwood cut up. I find that if I don't keep right up with the slabwood and cut it and pile it up inside it will never dry.
I have a few people that will take whatever slabwood I let them have but I plan on putting a few fows of it in for myself.
Thats all I need to burn this time of year.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2012, 09:40:11 AM »
Hey Chris, When can we see some pictures of your setup?

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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2012, 09:52:24 AM »
I will take some pictures today...I hope and then will attempt to bring them here.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2012, 01:35:43 AM »
Bibby and Mary thank you for sharing the plans on the sawhorses I plan to build a couple this Spring!
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2012, 09:21:24 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum AK Newbie.

Nice place, Eagle River, AK.
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2012, 10:42:24 PM »
AK Newbie, I see that you have been around since November.  How about sharing some of your sawing/woodworking interest with us.  We got as close as Houston to you during our travels.

And, Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)
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Re: handeling lumber off the mill
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2012, 12:03:49 AM »
Toured a fairly large hardwood mill last Thursday. They are two years into making safety and lack of injuries of any kind a priority. All the boardway carts are now hydraulically set up to raise and lower to the desired height of the person piling.
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