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Offline Ocklawahaboy

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My mill is a man now
« on: February 02, 2013, 04:51:54 PM »
I think my mill achieved manhood today.  I went to my first customer's house to mill what I was picturing as a little cherry log.  It ended up being 17' long and almost 2' at the big end.  It gave the manual winch a workout.  Before I go to do his big oak log, I'm going to have to get my electric winch installed. 

The log was too big for us to try to get a square cant out of and it had too much bend too.  We had to take almost half the log off in slabs before we could turn it with the cant hook.  I would have preferred to cut it at the bend and have two logs that were straighter but that's not what customer wanted. 

The little winch that could!


Starting to take slabs


The customer wanted one natural edge and one square edge.  One less cut for me to make.



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Re: My mill is a man now
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 04:55:21 PM »
 smiley_clapping smiley_clapping

Looks a lot like my 1987 lt30, 'cept I can barely fit a 16' on.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 05:14:33 PM »
That's pretty straight for a yard tree cherry, nice job.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 05:23:07 PM »
Never underestimate a WOOD-MIZER.  :)
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 05:26:44 PM »
You did some growing too.  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 06:15:38 PM »
You did some growing too.  ;D

     Yes he did.  Great Job!!! 8)
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 07:01:18 PM »
Congratulations on your first customer.

Hey, it appears that you have some added bunks on that mill!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
They were there when I bought it.  They came in handy today!

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 08:40:16 PM »
Good job.
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