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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2015, 04:57:37 PM »
You can silver solder them back together...
I do it all the time. I get the most out of my blades.

 

 

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2015, 05:20:22 PM »
You can silver solder them back together...
I do it all the time. I get the most out of my blades.

 

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I keep a stock of 45% brazing wire and flux handy.  Maybe I'll try it out, worth a shot.  I'll start taking the blade off at night, I have kids that are 7 and 8 and one more coming, hate to have them get cut around the mill.  They're not allowed near it when I'm cutting.
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2015, 06:04:39 PM »
I always release the blade tension and clean the guides at the end of the day on my HFE-21 as it says in the manual. Another thing I found out is to recheck the tension on a new blade after about 15 minutes of sawing. My back gets sore thinking about the size of logs you are set up to saw. :)
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2015, 06:24:46 PM »
I always release the blade tension and clean the guides at the end of the day on my HFE-21 as it says in the manual. Another thing I found out is to recheck the tension on a new blade after about 15 minutes of sawing. My back gets sore thinking about the size of logs you are set up to saw. :)

By the time I get to those bigguns I'll have a few things to make it easier in place.  Going to be putting a 28" poplar log on it tonight, it's about 12' long but I'll most likely knock some of it off due to the shape of the log.  Probably have closer to 8' of good log on it.
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2015, 12:06:29 AM »
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2015, 12:16:36 AM »
 

Here's the results of my goofing off this weekend.  Not a huge pile but it's a start.  These boards are out of a poplar I cut four years ago.  I was about to cut it all up into firewood, what a waste that would've been.  I got 105 board feet of usable lumber out of that last log.  Learned a lot about the mill just puttering with it.  I still have six poplar logs left, they are larger than what I milled so far but I'm not worried about it.  I've been eyeballing the logs for the barn, those are going to be an adventure for sure.  No way my old Allis Chalmers 180 is going to pick them so I'm going to have to get inventive on that one.  I think I'm going to build some long ramps up to the mill for those and push them with the tractor.  It'll work out, I see I'll also have to build some cheaters to hold this logs for the first few cuts.
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2015, 12:58:52 AM »


This is the last log of the night, I screwed up on the post Of the picture.  You'll also find out of me by my pics I do most of my hobby stuff late at night, too darn busy during daylight hours to get my own stuff done.  Good thing I took a vacation day tomorrow.
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