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Offline DanMc

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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 12:28:11 pm »
Bandmiller and fishfighter both have excellent suggestions:  If I added an overhead pivoting log arch onto my big trailer, then I would be able to use that with an electric winch to lift my mill on and off the trailer (if the tractor is not available), to turn logs, and also to load logs from the end.  Then if the mill is off the trailer I can use that also to go and lay claim to those golden opportunities when free logs are available.  Fish, can you post some more pics of your trailer with that overhead log arch and winch?
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 06:48:05 am »
I haven't rigged it up yet. That arch is just a HF engine hoist. All I have to do is weld on a steel plate to were I want to mount a winch and add a pulley to the chain at the end. Just having to many things going on right now to do it.

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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 12:30:01 pm »
I'm the same way.  I have a thousand unfinished projects, mostly because no project ever gets "finished."  They get to the point where things are "good enough" and then it's on to something more important.

Post something when you get a "roundtoit". 
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2017, 12:42:12 pm »
Wow, lumber from heaven!  Look at what the storm knocked over onto the road leading to our cabin! 


No problem!  Chain it to the forks and cut out a 16 foot section!


Got four 16 foot 6x6's and a few 12" boards out of this section, and there are still two more sections to go. 


After this log there was sticky pine sap all over everything, even on the steering wheel of the tractor.  Is freshly cut white pine always this gooey?
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2017, 04:15:32 pm »
I like to let it sit for about 6 months.
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2017, 06:02:36 pm »
Clannish, being taken, Bandmiler,??

I don't know what Clannish is??? ??? :P  Oh... Like a Clan? ish?

I have bought a load of fresh cut pine that was (36) 16'6" long by 24" to 32" in diameter logs from a logger.  It cost about $20 a log delivered and stacked.  Made for some great lumber.
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2017, 07:13:53 pm »
In my experience, YES. White Pine is flowing with sticky gooey sap almost all year round.
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2017, 06:29:27 am »
When possible I like to let fresh w. pine sit until the sap starts to turn white. When I was cutting white pine shingles I made sure it dried some as its a mess if you don't. Don't let it sit long enough to get borers though. Frank C.
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 01:26:08 pm »
This is the best forum ever.  Everybody has a good sense of humor and there are no insults when someone asks a truly dumb question.  The experience base goes on forever and the opinions are respected.  I have learned so much from all of you, so I am very grateful.  Keep it up.  Never lose that kind hearted back-woods attitude. 
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Re: Best upgrade I can make to my mill
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 04:55:09 pm »
The only truly dumb question is an "unasked" question.   :P
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