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Offline Tom the Sawyer

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Re: How accurate is simple set?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2014, 10:37:38 PM »
I used a cheat sheet for years(and still have it on my clipboard) but if you need multiple sizes, like leaving an 8/4 on the deck when milling a different thickness board, you are back to mental math.

I found a very helpful app for my Android smart phone - Sawmill Calculator.  Plug in your kerf, target board thickness, log height, and desired deck board thickness if different than the target boards = it gives you all the cut heights.
Pretty slick app.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: How accurate is simple set?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2014, 10:49:39 PM »
  Once I thought I had it figured out, the thought arose, what happens when the pith is off centered? 
Nothing is perfect and that includes logs.  Sometimes you just have to do the best that you can with what you have. 
With SYP framing lumber, sometimes you just have to center the log and saw.  The pith may very well be on one side on one log end and on the other side on the other end, or it might be tight against one side.   :-\
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Re: How accurate is simple set?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014, 02:45:29 AM »
I too have a cheat sheet that gives me the starting heights to reach many targets.  Most I have used so much that the sheet is not necessary.   ;D
That's 'cause you get the pleasure of spending way more time with your mill ;) Every time I start to feel like I am getting the hang of mine, it gets parked for 3 months and then I  start all over. Oh well  :)
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Re: How accurate is simple set?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2014, 02:54:10 AM »
Tom, I'll have to take a look at that app.
Too many irons in the fire


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