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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1520 on: February 14, 2020, 07:22:48 AM »
It looks like you squashed a bunny with one of those slabs on your outfeed table!! 
Can add roadkill to the  list of possible cushions above. 
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« Reply #1521 on: February 14, 2020, 03:16:49 PM »
It works best with the stationary console, and it's a five minute mod.  Simply weld a narrow plate across the bottom of the dragback arm and you'll have complete control of dragging back the board and putting it where you want it on the table.

The stock dragback drops the board as soon as it clears the cant.  You can see that in @123maxbars excellent video.  This mod keeps hold of the board and allows it to be carried all the way to the end of the travel of the head, so to drop the board on the end of the outfeed table.  It really does work for such as simple thing.



  
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I don't know who first posted about this mod but it is one of the best mods for the arm type board return. I did a bit of a mod to the original mod and I like it even better now.



You can see in this pic the original 1" by 1/4" flat bar that I added and in the second pic you can see the triangle shaped piece added to make the shelf very reliable and positive for the job it does.  It is quite a bit wider and the edge is parallel with the cant instead of angled.
 

If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.
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Re: Useful sawmill mods
« Reply #1522 on: February 14, 2020, 08:21:57 PM »
I came up with this mod a long time ago in January 2013, post 737.  
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« Reply #1523 on: February 14, 2020, 09:41:37 PM »
It looks like you squashed a bunny with one of those slabs on your outfeed table!!  :D Happy Birthday too!!  
It was a chicken.
Here's a recreation video.
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« Reply #1524 on: February 14, 2020, 09:46:54 PM »
You have a funny definition of live edge there.... ;D
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« Reply #1525 on: February 14, 2020, 10:18:49 PM »
Yeah, it was mostly dead edge.   :D
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« Reply #1526 on: February 15, 2020, 04:23:33 PM »
It works best with the stationary console, and it's a five minute mod.  Simply weld a narrow plate across the bottom of the dragback arm and you'll have complete control of dragging back the board and putting it where you want it on the table.

The stock dragback drops the board as soon as it clears the cant.  You can see that in @123maxbars excellent video.  This mod keeps hold of the board and allows it to be carried all the way to the end of the travel of the head, so to drop the board on the end of the outfeed table.  It really does work for such as simple thing.



  
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I added the dragback fingers and the "shelf" to my LT40 Super Wide a few months ago.   It works so much better than chasing boards off the side of the mill. 
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« Reply #1527 on: February 21, 2020, 07:35:13 PM »
Took some inspiration from another FF member and converted my hitch to a pintle ring. Only had it on 2 days, it survived its first 100 miles on the road without an issue. So much easier moving the mill around with the ball mounted forks, dont have to worry about locking down the ball mount latch 

 

 
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