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« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2017, 11:47:33 PM »
Well guys I had to work a few bugs out this first part of the week. Had to get a rpm gauge and check rpm and have the saw hammered to match. Turns out saw was dished and didn't show up until I put a oak log on the deck. Sweetgum and pine didnt make it rear its ugly head but oak sure did! Saw smith fixed me up today and we sawed 6 ties at the end of the day with success! Now to tidy up the edger and grease everything in the morning and see what we can get done tomorrow! Pics to come!
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« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2017, 05:59:15 AM »
I kniw it's early but how many ties you think you can saw on an average day with that some buck vs what could you with the mizer?
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« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2017, 10:00:44 AM »
I am proud of the work that you have done Sir.   smiley_thumbsup   8)
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« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2017, 08:08:11 PM »
I kniw it's early but how many ties you think you can saw on an average day with that some buck vs what could you with the mizer?
Lt28 I was getting 25 in a 8 hour day with edging on the mill and various other mill activities. I'm averaging 12 ties a hour this first week!!!! 8)
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« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2017, 08:08:51 PM »
I am proud of the work that you have done Sir.   smiley_thumbsup   8)
Thanks so much! I appreciate it. Stop through when you head this way again!
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« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2017, 08:28:20 PM »
Holy cow, thats a huge inprovement in production!  I've given thought to a circle mill myself.  I'd have to keep a much bigger log inventory.  I can't believe you were edging on the mill, hats off to ya!  And yea man, killer job on getting that sawmill set up.  You done good!
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« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2017, 10:59:10 PM »
Holy cow, thats a huge inprovement in production!  I've given thought to a circle mill myself.  I'd have to keep a much bigger log inventory.  I can't believe you were edging on the mill, hats off to ya!  And yea man, killer job on getting that sawmill set up.  You done good!
I love the circle mill vs. the band for cant production! However I'm highly considering trading the band mill in for a resaw now!
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« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2017, 11:06:06 PM »
For doing pallet lumber?  I really like the looks of that baker a model with lasy susan turnarounds.


Today I was really wishing I had a circle mill when I was fighting half frozen beech.  It was a beech of a time.  Half frozen anything and a bandsaw can be aggravating.  I did however find a blade that would cut it and I just got back in from making more that hopefully will cut.  See with a circle mill I wouldn't have these late night sharpnin seesions, just sharpen it right then and there when it's dull.  But then you get into hitting hardware and all that
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« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2017, 11:41:52 PM »
For doing pallet lumber?  I really like the looks of that baker a model with lasy susan turnarounds.


Today I was really wishing I had a circle mill when I was fighting half frozen beech.  It was a beech of a time.  Half frozen anything and a bandsaw can be aggravating.  I did however find a blade that would cut it and I just got back in from making more that hopefully will cut.  See with a circle mill I wouldn't have these late night sharpnin seesions, just sharpen it right then and there when it's dull.  But then you get into hitting hardware and all that
Sharpening the circle saw vs. bandsaw is cheap and waaaaay less of a pain. I can hand file in 15 min and saw all day. Soon as I get a grinder and swap to carbide bits it will be even better. And no waves at the slightest knot lol. But on the bandsaw side I have to say the kerf is its best advantage. I want a resaw for pallet wood and to turn lumber out of cedar cants and such!
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« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2017, 07:38:28 AM »
I hear ya.  I was really hating bandsaws yesterday cutting half frozen beech into ties. 
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« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2017, 10:34:38 AM »
Wallee got a market for slabs yet . At that rate your  slab pile will grow fast . Welcome to the saw mill merry go round .
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« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2017, 12:01:34 AM »
Wallee got a market for slabs yet . At that rate your  slab pile will grow fast . Welcome to the saw mill merry go round .
Hopefully adding a chipper real soon. Slabs get in the way fast!
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« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2017, 08:03:18 PM »
Wallee, how has it been going lately? Hadn't seen you post in a while and was just wondering!
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