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« on: May 11, 2015, 09:22:48 PM »
I retired May 1, 2011 and picked up an LT15 in Indianapolis on May 2nd. I set up in an old gravel pit behind my house.

    I found out it would be a lot more fun to have some shade so I decided  to build a sawmill shed.  With the help of Jim Rogers this is what I want to build.

  I started this project by grading the shed site and installed pilings and concrete.

  With the help of my grandson (and some concrete guys)

  

  

  

 
Now all I need to do is cut the trees ,mill the beams and post, cut joints and assemble.  Simple right.
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 09:26:49 PM »
Looking good !! I like it !
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 09:29:17 PM »
All good things take time!  Very nice set up.  All the best, Rob.
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 09:34:39 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 09:38:09 PM »
Where's the rocks??  Interesting way to put the footings in - around here there would be no way to dig that deep in less than a week WITH a backhoe!   :D

Looks great!
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 09:45:56 PM »
I like this build. Good pics too! Keep them coming.  :)
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 09:49:41 PM »
Here in southern Michigan the footings need to be at least four feet deep to be below frost line. I put the top of the square at 4 feet and the bottom at 5 feet. The tube and box were filled with concrete in one pour. Steel rerod inserted to tie base and pier then the steel post brackets installed with legs into the concrete. The sawmill posts will be screwed to these brackets. This should hold the building down during wind storms
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 10:04:13 PM »
Spectacular!  Looks well thought and carried out.  Here on my hill we have to use bedrock to our advantage.  It ranges from 1 1/2 foot to 3 foot down.  Nice for construction sometimes but not for drainage.
I also lose trees to blowdowns more than most because the roots can't get down far enough.
All the other farms around grow corn and hay crops.  We grow rocks.  Pick em all this year and next year more are sprouting.  Darn frost heaves em right up.
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 10:34:25 PM »
We have a field that grows rocks. Just dug this one up this weekend. About four tons.

 

 
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2015, 11:45:18 PM »
stanwelch, looks great!!!

My mill is very jealous!!!  :D  :D  :D

We do not have a rock on the whole farm... we have a few "sand stones" that were cut from local hills back around 150 years ago (which we still use!) but other than those... we can dig a hole where we want and only worry about hitting roots!!!

Your setup looks great!... remember to leave a later way to "add-on"... there is never enough space for drying lumber, farm equip, etc.... with a little "forethought", a later add-on (or four) can be a very easy task... if  you do _not_ think about this now.... well, it might not be quite as easy! LOL!!!

Great pics... keep them coming!

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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 12:11:19 AM »
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We do not have a rock on the whole farm... we have a few "sand stones" that were cut from local hills back around 150 years ago (which we still use!) but other than those... we can dig a hole where we want and only worry about hitting roots!!!

I am glad you have where you are from cause by the above statement, I knew you were not from MO.

I think rocks is one of MO largest export products and we should have product forever.

I think here we can get by with a 24 inch frost line and I thought that is hard to dig.  Looks great.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2015, 12:16:38 AM »
gww, LOL!!! OK, I guess I will be happy with what I have.... (I don't have much choice!)

I do have to admit.... when it rains outside, we walk to the porch and wipe our feet (100% sand) and we are done... That is a lot better than a heavy clay soil !!!

So.... how much do you want for a load of rocks?    :D :D :D  Just kidding!

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 12:47:14 AM »
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I do have to admit.... when it rains outside, we walk to the porch and wipe our feet (100% sand) and we are done...
Now thats just mean :laugh:
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 07:00:26 AM »
Soil types and ROCKS do have to be considered when choosing a site.  I'm in a glacial outwash area with mostly mixed sand and gravel.  The ground water table is quite shallow however.  If I were to dig another 5 feet, I would be running into water. 
After the slab was complete, I started cutting trees and moving logs to the mill site.  The longest beams needed are three 24' 8x10s and four 16' 8x10s.  I decided that it would be more efficient to add 10' to the sawmill bed than try to slide oak logs on the shorter 16' bed.  Color doesn't quite match but close.   

  With the help of "Big John" I was able to turn logs and remove slabs.  Working alone on a manual mill production records were not set. :D :D But hey, it is only a hobby.

  Using the Jim Rogers 5 gallon bucket sawdust catcher and a leaf blower the slab can be kept pretty clean 

 
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2015, 07:18:37 AM »
That sawmill is sure happy now.  When you decide to do something, you do it right!
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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2015, 07:25:31 AM »
You call that a shed?? I would call it an industrial spec'd warehouse!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2015, 07:30:33 AM »
Stan its apparent your doing things right, awful nice to have a roof in the winter. I would make an effort to spread sawdust or wood chips where the logs will be stored if they will lay on the ground for even a short time. Grit and small stones are like poison to a band. Frank C.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2015, 07:34:41 AM »
gww, LOL!!! OK, I guess I will be happy with what I have.... (I don't have much choice!)

I do have to admit.... when it rains outside, we walk to the porch and wipe our feet (100% sand) and we are done... That is a lot better than a heavy clay soil !!!

So.... how much do you want for a load of rocks?    :D :D :D  Just kidding!

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When it rains here, one has to swim to the door the first day or two. Then fight that heavy clay.

Nice build. Kind of hard for to think y'all guys up north have to build way extra due to winter. ;D All our extra has to go into framing for hurricane winds.

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Re: Sawmill Shed
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 08:04:38 AM »
Very nice!
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2015, 10:02:00 AM »
Last summer I got all the frame timbers cut, roof boards stacked and air drying and the pegs made.  Seems easy to just cut the joints and away we go.  Not so fast. 

  16 braces to cut

  4 scarf joints

  

  fine tune scarf joint

  post and beam joints

  and peg holes
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