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New guy in Maine
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:01:46 PM »
Been lurking for awhile and want to thank all for the great info in the forum. I purchased a Thomas 6013 back in June. Went with a Thomas as they are about 45 minutes from the house. First project was a saw shed, next will be a solar kiln.

I am sawing just for hobby/fun and learning every time I saw. Any day in the woods is a good day!

I think I have the picture thing figured out.

Thanks, Doug

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Wheels off, log deck up


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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 10:08:44 PM »
You have a very nice operation there Doug, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum. 

Also, congrats and thanks for the picture.   8)
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 10:15:48 PM »
Nice looking shed!

Also, interesting how you have stacked your lumber using minimal blocks.  I'll have to rethink how I was going to do mine.  I was planning on two cement blocks every two feet.  But doing it your way, I'd probably do two (one front, one back) every four feet or so, place a big beam and then short 4x4s across every two feet.

I've got to mill some 8x8 and 8x10 posts, 8x12 and 8x15 beams.  Then a slew of 5x9 rafters and a lot of 1x.  Hopefully, tomorrow, I'll knock out these 4 logs.

 
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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 12:18:41 AM »
Awesome setup!

Welcome!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 06:37:57 AM »
gummer23,welcome to he forum. Like that building. Looks like you have the 60?? model? I have the 6020. Paint inch marks on those logs stops. Comes in handy when you are sawing flitches. I have 4-6-8-10 inch marks. 4 inch is really 3 and 6 is really 5. Just easy to set it up and I know I have a inch to spare. Did a good job on the the log brough.It keeps the tractor away from the sawmill. Got a Logrite peavey? Sponsor on the left. Tell them thecfarm sent ya.  :D
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 07:09:55 AM »
Welcome and I like your operation. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 07:17:46 AM »
Very nice operation and welcome aboard.

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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 07:20:04 AM »
Thank you all for the kind welcome.

ljohnsaw..So far the lumber stacks have held up well with the minimum of blocks. They have not gone swayback yet (3 months).

thecfarm...I have the 6013. Log stops are marked already, have not hit one yet knock on wood. I have the biggest cant hook that Peavy Manufacturing makes- they are right around the corner. Been using the tractor for some hauling but use the ATV with a Logrite arch for most log hauling. As far a lumber use, I build and repair  cabinets and furniture. Just need to get the wood dry first. I recently tried Kasco 4 degree blades and have been using them for everything. Great cut quality and life with my little 13 hp honda.

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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 08:17:15 AM »
Welcome Douglas   nice looking sawmill she'd and operation
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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 08:34:15 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, Doug.  Nice mill shed and setup. 

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 08:35:54 AM »
Very sweet set up ! Glad to see you around here . I hope to get up to the county soon .
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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 09:33:20 AM »
Nice looking shed!

Also, interesting how you have stacked your lumber using minimal blocks.  I'll have to rethink how I was going to do mine.  I was planning on two cement blocks every two feet.  But doing it your way, I'd probably do two (one front, one back) every four feet or so, place a big beam and then short 4x4s across every two feet.

I've got to mill some 8x8 and 8x10 posts, 8x12 and 8x15 beams.  Then a slew of 5x9 rafters and a lot of 1x.  Hopefully, tomorrow, I'll knock out these 4 logs.

 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

The book I read on stacking lumber said that the bottom course of lumber should be 18" off the ground in areas of the country that has snow cover in the winter. You need to have it up so that the air can flow through every layer of lumber.

One way to do it is like he has shown, put down some "ground blocks" then some timbers then your cross blocking:

 

 

All my lumber in my yard is up on timbers above the ground blocks.

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 09:35:56 AM »
Nice looking shed!

Also, interesting how you have stacked your lumber using minimal blocks.  I'll have to rethink how I was going to do mine.  I was planning on two cement blocks every two feet.  But doing it your way, I'd probably do two (one front, one back) every four feet or so, place a big beam and then short 4x4s across every two feet.

I've got to mill some 8x8 and 8x10 posts, 8x12 and 8x15 beams.  Then a slew of 5x9 rafters and a lot of 1x.  Hopefully, tomorrow, I'll knock out these 4 logs.

 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

The book I read on stacking lumber said that the bottom course of lumber should be 18" off the ground in areas of the country that has snow cover in the winter. You need to have it up so that the air can flow through every layer of lumber.

One way to do it is like he has shown, put down some "ground blocks" then some timbers then your cross blocking:

 

 (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

All my lumber in my yard is up on timbers above the ground blocks.

Jim Rogers
Thanks for the info, Jim.  But, does 18" still apply when you have 10 feet of snow :o :D
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Re: New guy in Maine
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 02:16:52 PM »
Nice shed
Dimensions?

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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 05:22:18 PM »
Nice shed
Dimensions?

12 x 20 between the posts.
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2016, 05:34:26 PM »
Welcome Gummer, I can see your a meticulous workman good job on your shed. I've got to say it,  add on, the snow will blow in and cover everything. If you really want to be spoiled put a good roof over your log deck and some sides on your shed then you can work through the winter, or at least part of it. Frank C.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2016, 06:03:14 PM »
Welcome Gummer, I can see your a meticulous workman good job on your shed. I've got to say it,  add on, the snow will blow in and cover everything. If you really want to be spoiled put a good roof over your log deck and some sides on your shed then you can work through the winter, or at least part of it. Frank C.

You are so right. My plan is to drain the fuel and pull the battery when the snow piles up and go skiing.

Doug
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2016, 06:50:33 PM »
Welcome Gummer, I can see your a meticulous workman good job on your shed. I've got to say it,  add on, the snow will blow in and cover everything. If you really want to be spoiled put a good roof over your log deck and some sides on your shed then you can work through the winter, or at least part of it. Frank C.

You are so right. My plan is to drain the fuel and pull the battery when the snow piles up and go skiing.

Doug

Welcome aboard,  I like the way you think!!

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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2016, 06:54:45 PM »
Welcome Gummer, I can see your a meticulous workman good job on your shed. I've got to say it,  add on, the snow will blow in and cover everything. If you really want to be spoiled put a good roof over your log deck and some sides on your shed then you can work through the winter, or at least part of it. Frank C.

You are so right. My plan is to drain the fuel and pull the battery when the snow piles up and go skiing.

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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2016, 08:35:22 AM »
Welcome aboard Gummer,  I live on the coast of Virginia now.  I was born in Houlton up there in Aroostik County.  I have a lot of family up around Danforth, Pittsfield,  Waterville and Portland.   Nice operation you've set up there Brother.
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