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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2013, 10:50:33 AM »
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Interesting vid on the circular saw.
His reaching in on the blade wearing loose fitting gloves did tingle my spine a bit. A stick would seem to be a better practice to remove slabs.
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 12:05:36 PM »
I've been around a number of these old circle mills and helped out at a few.  You have to have some kind of nerve!
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 12:39:58 PM »
Humps just for looks is fine.  Humps on bridge boards will soon wear down and defeat the purpose of having a rough gripping surface.  Grooves will last a lot longer.  Why tires have grooves instead of ridges.
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013, 08:25:55 PM »
I milled some Pecan the other day and notice some of the boards had saw marks.  I checked the blade and found one tooth had a piece of metal bent over it.  I took my knife and pried if off.  I'm guessing it was in the log and got caught in the tooth.  It looked pretty neat. 
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2013, 09:20:21 PM »
Island camp we had when I was a kid had joists and beams that had been sawn on a pit saw. Built 1820/30ish, a band mill with a buggered tooth or two would duplicate the look. The look on those old timbers looked like it was figured with the rows of tooth marks and the dark brown patina. Mostly EWP, not a half dozen knots in the whole building.
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 07:51:20 AM »
I milled some Pecan the other day and notice some of the boards had saw marks.  I checked the blade and found one tooth had a piece of metal bent over it.  I took my knife and pried if off.  I'm guessing it was in the log and got caught in the tooth.  It looked pretty neat. 

  I hope you took time to find where you had hit the that peice of metal and put the boards aside before your planer finds it and then it costs a set of knives....
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 07:50:30 AM »
Buy some of the course open sandpaper that they use on the first pass, to refinish a hardwood floor. Take a heavy duty 7" bench grinder and cut a thin metal disc to back up the biggest circle you can cut out of the paper. Think mine was 10". Secure the board on top of a couple saw horses and make one pass with the grinder and you will have your rough swan look.
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Re: Saw marks from a bandmill.
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 08:02:49 AM »
I like your method John.

I made some marks yesterday.  I saw sparks fly when the Debarker hit and "almost" dislodged the rock embedded in the bark.  The customer said that the marks were OK and I kept on sawing. 
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