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Offline Tom L

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all systems go, first day
« on: August 08, 2011, 01:07:37 pm »
finally had a free morning yesterday to do some sawing.
everything worked out well, after loading the first log with the ramps and
winch.  I ran home and got my little nuckleboom trailer and loaded the rest with
that. cut 5 logs and then the sun came out and tried to kill me, so I packed it up
for another day.
one note to self, don't leave the doors open in the truck when sawing, lots of dust
in there now.
took a couple of pics, first log and first cut.




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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 01:21:42 pm »
Bravo!! Isn't it a great feeling to cut your own lumber on  that beautiful new mill? 8) 8)
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 01:25:11 pm »
Congratulations on the new mill and your first day running it!

I know it's a great feeling.

One of the things rarely mentioned, but ends up being talked about later is where you park your truck, relative to the wind direction. The next is closing the windows. ;)
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 01:53:03 pm »
New mill.  First time used.  And pictures!  I don't get better'n that!
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 01:59:23 pm »
New use for Z pile, log deck.
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 02:00:11 pm »
You will have many happy hours with that saw, once you remember to close your truck door :D Sawdust gets into all sorts of places that it shouldn't! ;D

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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 04:01:12 pm »
Lol...it always comes back to orange, it seems...

I learned the same lesson in the dump truck first time I ran my vermeer chipper....tree dandruff...
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 07:09:41 pm »
Another couple of things you'll come to know.  Hold your glasses at an angle when you blow the dust off of them.  If you roll your pant legs up, unroll them and dust them out before you come into the house.  Take your pants outside and turn the pockets inside out before putting them in the wash.

And I never made any of the above mistakes twice.   ::)
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011, 09:00:25 pm »
Congratulation on a lot of "first's", and thanks for sharing them with us.  Really, the only thing that the sawmill does is make sawdust.  You have to make the lumber.   ;)
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 09:33:44 pm »
If you roll your pant legs up, unroll them and dust them out before you come into the house. 

This also applies if your pants have cuffs  :D.

Way to Go  8).
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 04:03:08 am »
Nice mill and truck!
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 09:33:27 pm »
Nice mill, what engine option is that.
Thanks Sam
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 12:19:16 pm »
Nice mill, what engine option is that.
Thanks Sam

it has an 18hp diesel, liquid cooled,

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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 06:18:00 pm »
Lookin good, just lookin good.

Congratulations and many happy hours of flyin sawdust.
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Re: all systems go, first day
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 11:54:39 pm »
NICE SETUP! 
Thanks for the pics.  I'm envious of the new LT28 and your 18hp diesel.  I keep thinking about adding the autofeed to my LT15 but the prices they're running now keep me thinking of upgrading. 

Good luck with the new mill  8)
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