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General Board / Re: Maple syrup 2017
« Last post by GAB on Today at 09:24:19 am »
Lots of us started out like that!   ;)

The maple bug is just like the sawdust bug - no known cure.
Gerald
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It's close enough to the date of the gathering that I think I can commit (barring an unforeseen  event) to attendance.  Add just one to the list.  I'm looking forward to meeting some of the folks that I communicate with on the forum.  See you there.  My wife says I'll be bringing some sort of strawberry salad. 
p.s.  I will also try to pop up a couple big bags of kettlecorn for the event.
Thanks for all of your effort in organizing the event.

Dwight Stack (Kettlekorn)
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Got my new logrite cant hook today
« Last post by rjwoelk on Today at 09:12:11 am »
I nicked mine with the sawmill left it at the end of the log took soon of the rubber off. :o
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Posted signs / How to install
« Last post by petefrom bearswamp on Today at 09:11:07 am »
Found the brochure.
the signs must be at least 11" square, specific wording is required as well as the name and address of the person posting. This person does not have to be the owner, but have exclusive privilege to hunt and fish on the property.
Signs must be placed at the corners of the property and not more than 40 rods apart, ( 660') along the boundary.
signs are legal indefinitely, but Damaged or missing signs must be replaced each year.
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General Board / About the Forestry Forum
« Last post by Jeff on Today at 09:01:43 am »
I get questions from people that I meet, or maybe see my coat or hat or old truck, about what the Forestry Forum is, and what it does, its importance in the forest products community and why they should be involved as a member or sponsor. Since I am a natural wonderer, :) that had me thinking, what would a member say if asked? I reckon it's close to what I would say, but I really don't know without asking you, the members. 

So I'm asking.  :)
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Met a FF member
« Last post by Ga Mtn Man on Today at 08:50:50 am »
I wish I had half 4x4's energy. 
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lunch with Paul Harvey
« Last post by OntarioAl on Today at 08:33:53 am »
I too used to listen to Paul at lunch in my truck at the skidway.
His "If I were the Devil" is well worth the read
Al
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General Board / Re: Are you seeing this? Oroville Dam
« Last post by DMcCoy on Today at 08:31:24 am »
They are suspecting cavitation for the spillway failure.
Air bubbles collapsing like mini jackhammers.  The Glen Canyon Dam had some issues which they fixed and that example was used in other places around the world.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/17/oroville-dam-what-made-the-spillway-collapse/
   
U-tube explaining the process. 


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General Board / Re: I had twins!!!
« Last post by petefrom bearswamp on Today at 08:29:10 am »
Ya know I almost afraid to say this but after spending 3 winters in Florida I now tolerate grits OCCASIONALLY.
However as i posted earlier this winter boiled peanuts leave me shuddering.
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Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: Firewood Processor bar pressure
« Last post by ButchC on Today at 08:28:46 am »
Hi, I am new on the site but have a processor that I built several years ago mostly out of my scrap pile. Unless you have much overkill on your saw motor HP the force needed is going to vary with the wood and condition of the chain. Watching the various machines run at shows over the years it seems that  the ones that control flow, not pressure work best in the cut however they are slower approaching the log unless the drive will allow for extremely fast cutting. My prime mover is only 20HP so the sawing speed is limited by that factor. What I did is use air to lift and lower the saw, it solves most of the problems of hydraulics doing same. The saw drops fast and raises fast but in the cut the motion slows according to how much pressure I have on the regulator. AT the top of the cut it drops fast, in the middle it slows down and at the bottom it speeds back up,works pretty well in my application. All the parts and pieces for air operation such as cylinders, regulators and valves are much cheaper than hydraulics to boot. Not sure how far you are along but something to consider. You can see it in action on my You Tube channel, look at "Firewood processor operation #2"

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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lunch with Paul Harvey
« Last post by petefrom bearswamp on Today at 08:24:49 am »
I used good old Paul to tell me when lunch time was over.
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General Board / Re: What is it?
« Last post by petefrom bearswamp on Today at 08:23:24 am »
Ya learn something every day.
I dont have one of those but removed the chuck on my Craftsman to use my mortising tool by smacking it with a small hammer.
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Drying and Processing / Re: Planer on a trailer
« Last post by TKehl on Today at 08:22:25 am »
I had a similar idea.  Was going to put a 20" Powermatic in a 1 ton box truck (rain protection and lockable) cut down to a trailer. 

Still on my mind, but WAY back burner at this time.
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lunch with Paul Harvey
« Last post by logger RK on Today at 08:21:23 am »
Used to do the same thing. I also hate to say,but when Me & two other guys Logged out of town & lived in a old school bus during the week,we had a little portable Tv. As a joke at noon we put a soap opera show on. After a few days we wouldn't miss a episode :D. I don't think i'v watched them since that summer though.  We were a little more layed back then I guess. Good thing they didn't have cell phones with video record back then. I still have The Old Bus. It's a Hunting Shack now. Every once in awhile I'll even tell My Boys a story or two of,The Old Bus Days. And how some of the bullet holes got in it ;D
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Firewood and Wood Heating / Re: OWB Season End Cleaning?
« Last post by petefrom bearswamp on Today at 08:20:19 am »
I know nothing about the eclassics as mine is a 12 yr old classic.
However I sure would like to get one of those handguns with unlimited magzine capacity.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Got my new logrite cant hook today
« Last post by Clover on Today at 08:17:32 am »
I bought mine from woodmizer but it's got a logrite sticker on it. Woodmizer also had another hook with their name on it. I think the heavier duty ones are a different colour?
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Small skidder vs. tractor with farmi winch?
« Last post by gman98 on Today at 08:16:54 am »
Thanks for all the replies guys.  I've got my heart set on a Deere 440b but I doubt I'll ever find one in my price range.  I'm looking at a franklin 135b right now with the 353 Detroit in it.  Are they any good or junk?

Thanks
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Firewood and Wood Heating / OWB Season End Cleaning?
« Last post by Cass007 on Today at 08:14:10 am »
So it's been unusually mild hear in PA this winter and propane is ~$1.05/gal right now. Combine that with 2 days a week at 65*F+ where the furnace barely puts in work and I have decided to shut down early for the season and get a solid jump on stockpiling wood for next year. I have a CB E-Classic 2400 and I have a couple of cleaning questions.

I'm not sure if it was the warm days prior to shutdown or not, but when I pulled the side air covers, they were ~80% clogged with ash and creosote. Some of the rear and front air holes seemed plugged as well (not seemed, they were plugged). I have spent several hours with scrapers and pics cleaning things up and using a shop vac to remove debris, but I still have some VERY stubborn deposits in a few spots, mainly around and in the top groove where the air covers seat in. I had to use the pry bar to pop them loose and it's never required that in the 2 previous years.

The question I have is this, if I put the bolt caps back on, but leave the air chamber plates off and start a fire and keep the flue and door open, will it get hot enough to burn off the deposits? Has anyone burned off the deposits w/o having the air chamber plates on? Is there a better way to remove the creosote buildup?

Every year I feel like I learn more about how to make the furnace run better or more efficiently and I am determined to start out next year with it being as clean as possible. To make that happen, I need to clear basically all of the air passages as close to 100% as possible. Any suggestions or help is appreciated and I can post pics later today if needed.
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General Board / Re: What is it?
« Last post by DMcCoy on Today at 08:12:21 am »
After getting your chuck to quit spinning on it's taper(yrs) and then getting some drill bit shavings gumming up your chuck(more years).  That thing in your hand will initiate a through shop cleaning. :D
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Sawing a Walnut
« Last post by WH_Conley on Today at 08:11:24 am »
If it helps, I just sold a good Walnut log the other for $4.00 a foot in the log.
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