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Author Topic: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.  (Read 2035 times)

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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2017, 05:33:43 pm »
That's what I did with the 4x4s I mentioned earlier.  They're running between pairs of jacks width wise to the mill.  Screwed down and all made everything pretty sturdy.

Don't worry about a little wiggling.  Won't hurt nothing.  It'll settle into the dirt a little and stiffen up.  Just make sure she's straight and true and not flexing and she'll cut straight for ya.

Or not use trailer jacks.  Beats me...
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2017, 06:23:53 pm »
Tracking says engine should be here Monday. Now I really need to order the rest of the stuff. Ox I am trying to figure out if I will be up to visiting you Sunady after my bday party on saturday. Not sure how I will feel.
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 08:33:49 pm »
I would think cross bracing would stiffen up the trailer jacks. It would take a few minutes to install but braces attached with muffler clamps would likely turn the trick. Frank C.
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017, 11:27:08 am »
Crusarius - you better hold off until a better day.  The day after a birthday and imbibing in some cold beer is a day that should be scheduled for rest.  If it were me I'd be saying, "Sorry but my birthday is the day before and there's gonna be beer and barbeque and buds."  Say no more.  ;) :D
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 11:54:54 am »
Looks like everyone I wanted to come is bailing.

Want to come? bring the mill? :)
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2017, 08:44:45 am »
Fedex says 22 hp predator is out for delivery.
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 08:16:06 am »
here is the first piece.



of course now I wonder how well it will fit in the cozy coupe right next to it  :)
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 08:17:43 am »
Do it!  :D :D
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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2017, 08:32:58 am »
I really do not need that kind of encouragement :) Already planning on building a pair of mini baja cars for father and son :)
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2017, 08:59:01 am »
Test fired the engine this weekend. Fired right up. Ran great. Hopefully it does the same under load.

Mental note for anyone buying this engine. It does not have pull start like I thought it did. And it also did not come with a fuel tank.

Good news is there is a siphon pump so it will suck fuel out of a corona bottle :)
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 09:15:27 am »
Is it the typical vacuum operated fuel pump found on these types of engines?  Glad it's running good.  I'm sure it'll be fine when hooked up and under a load.

Did you order any steel or plans or anything yet?
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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 09:23:53 am »
not yet. need to go back to linn lumber and look at the kits again. Still think it makes sense to order the kit for all the other parts.
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 09:24:38 am »
Ox, thanx for the hospitality was great to meet you and really helpful looking at your mill.
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 02:57:26 pm »
So I have been thinking about the bed for my mill. I would like to use box steel for the main frame. I am planning on using angle iron legs down for the rails to make a V and then using v groove wheels.

How many wheels should I do?

I know it is just a matter of time before I hit the rails with the tractor or drop something on them and damage them. My thought was either 3 or 4 wheels per side. That way if I ding the rail the second wheel will carry the first over it. The wheels with be within 6" of each other on the front. if I choose 4 wheels then they will be the same 6" spacing on the back.

Now that I think about it, a true V groove wheel rides on the flats not on the point. Maybe this question just became null and void?

Anybody have any thoughts or opinions?
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 05:20:14 pm »
I got my V groove wheels off E-bay and I used 6.

 

 
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2017, 07:41:10 pm »
What size did you use? I was thinking I wanted 2 or 2.5.
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2017, 07:44:22 pm »
I have a few of these , new , if you want them let me know . Send something to the FF and I will send them to you !  Rob
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2017, 08:04:25 pm »
KB did you end up centering the middle wheel?
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 08:21:50 pm »
These are WM parts from a mill I used to own.  Rob

 
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 08:22:29 pm »
KB did you end up centering the middle wheel?

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