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Chainsaws / Re: Used Chainsaw parts
« Last post by thedoublejranch on Yesterday at 11:36:43 pm »
Thanks Ray,
He had the part listed but was out of stock.  I may buy a whole used case off of Ebay.

Thats probably your best option, because the left and right side cases are torqued together and the crank bore is machined, so technically, they are usually not sold as halve but a pair. With precision machining, even is mass produced items like the Husky chainsaw, they are very precision and would probably work just fine using a half from a donor vs a matched case set. But not ever sold that way normally.
For Sale / WoodMaster 718 Planer up for sale
« Last post by 2StateTrigger on Yesterday at 11:09:39 pm »
I have read and agree to the rules regarding posting items for sale on FF.

WoodMaster 718 Planer/Molder.....18-inch Molder/Planer with 5HP, 220V, 30-amp.,1-Phase, TEFC cutterhead motor, push button Magnetic Switch with thermal overload protection, Variable-Speed 110V, feed system Gearmotor (allows 70 to over 1,000 cuts-per-inch), set of high-speed steel Planer Knives mounted in precision-balanced, 3-knife cutterhead (head can also be used to mount molding knives), set of Steel Infeed and Outfeed Tables (extends bed length to 42-9/16"), Heavy-Gauge Steel Dust Chute With 4" Port, Super-Slick Polypropylene Bedboard With Guide Rails. This is a ZERO time machine. All work was performed by the 718's big brother, the 725. Asking $3000

If interested in any of this equipment interested individuals should email seller ASAP. This is a 1st Come, 1st Served sale. CASH in hand for the planer. 

SCAMMERS beware, I will not accept any other form of payments. You will be wasting your time by trying to scam me, so lets cut to the chase and skip by me cause I wont fall for your immature scams.

Serious inquiries only please. I wont waste your time so all that I ask is that you dont waste mine. Fair enough?

Best Regards to All


Sawmills and Milling / Re: This Dang Peterson
« Last post by MbfVA on Yesterday at 11:06:11 pm »
 I think my brain is going to generate smoke trying to understand this.

It's important to level the skids, that's laid clearly in the manual.  We had some trouble getting the rollers to fit to the rails/tracks on both sides at once.   My small torpedo level tells me the upper tracks (left) are just a smidge high, based on a slight left slant.

 I understand that the cuts are relative, if that is the right phrase.   I'm just expecting to get hit in the mental face with something going wrong as a result of that lack of level, however small this time. It could have been more.

 We're moving the mill to the farm to take care of some downed trees there, so we'll see how it goes when I set up there.
As stated by others, it would have been best to have the logger loop and scatter the slash within 2-4 feet of the ground or else chip the top wood if their had been a chip market in the area.

But since you now have the slash in piles on the property, the most efficient and effective way to get rid of it in a timely manner would be to burn it during the rainy or snow season in accordance to any state or local burning ordinances.
Sawmills and Milling / Norwood Lumbermate 2000 question
« Last post by BigZ La on Yesterday at 10:47:46 pm »
I've read and read and can't seem to find the answer. How wide will a Norwood 2000 cut?  Heard about one for sale and was wondering about it. Thanks for anyone who can answer. Jeff
Cabs are a must and over time I doubt you'll regret adding it from the start.       
Drying and Processing / Re: Treating with Bora Care or TimBor or other
« Last post by YellowHammer on Yesterday at 10:27:07 pm »
I spray as soon as the board comes off the log, using a diaphragm pump spray gun and 25 gallon tank.  Not all species gets sprayed.

This stuff is very safe to use.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: And I thought it was junk..
« Last post by YellowHammer on Yesterday at 10:12:53 pm »
Some of the prettiest wood I sell come from the ugliest butternut. 
Put a little oil on it, and it glows. 

I tell the loggers here, I'll take everyone they cut down, which isn't very many.  Most are small, and odd shaped.  (The logs, not the loggers)  The nasty ones I saw up for slabs, the pretty ones go into boards.  I make more $$ per bdft on the nasty ones as they look better as convoluted live edge slabs, and look terrible as lumber. ;D
Chainsaws / Re: Used Chainsaw parts
« Last post by caveman on Yesterday at 10:12:29 pm »
I was glad it started up.  I finished the puzzle today (found places for all of the pieces).  I need one more coarse threaded handlebar mounting bolt-evidently used one in place of a fine thread in plastic somewhere.

We used a heat gun to warm the crank bearing and it allowed the case half to go together with very little effort. 

The homemade case puller did well separating the case.


If I have previously posted these pictures, I apologize.  A two jaw puller was used to pull the bearing off of the crank.  Hopefully when I return from Indy next Saturday the clutch bearing will be here waiting on its installation.

  The piston and cylinder looked good to me.  There were no scuffs or scratches, only some carbon on the top of the piston and cylinder.

General Board / Re: My Favorite artsy fartsy photo yet.
« Last post by Andries on Yesterday at 10:10:34 pm »
Jeff - nice magic work on the pictures, really like that effect.
WDH - the guy wearing just a dog collar, in reply #103, is the guy doing all the work.
The other cool-io guy with a drink in his hand is D_U_G.
AKA "4x4" but that's Nominal. Like his lumber.
He's actually only 3.5 x 3.5   ;D
Did some magic of my own to identify him. Zoomed in on his t shirt logo and this is what came up:

That's D_U_G

Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Re: Help Identifying wood from Old Log Cabin
« Last post by dcrice on Yesterday at 10:04:18 pm »

Feeding it is not too bad if you keep it on a schedule and feed it before it NEEDS it.  As long as there are hot coal, toss logs on and head back to the house.  The blower will kick on soon enough.  (We have a Bryan outdoor forced air unit.)

My middle of the night feedings go like this.  PJ shorts, throw on carhart, hat, gloves, headlamp, and slip on tennis shoes.  Open the box, throw in whatever it needs to get to morning, go back to the house.  I'm not outside more than two to three minutes, then I go find my wife since she always wants to snuggle.    ;D 

No cover for the stove.  The woodpile is the only windbreak.  Most of my wood is on pallets covered in sheets of tin with ugly firewood sticks on top.  Sometimes on a trailer unhooked right by the stove.  Of course, once I light the fire in November, it generally doesn't fully go out until March.   ;)
Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Re: Help Identifying wood from Old Log Cabin
« Last post by dcrice on Yesterday at 09:56:02 pm »
I can't upload the pics. Any suggestions?
Chainsaws / Re: Official MS261CM vs 550XP test
« Last post by HolmenTree on Yesterday at 09:55:37 pm »
does that little hose on the back screw onto the motomix can?
Plugs into it's NOS tank :D
Tree, Plant and Wood I.D. / Help Identifying wood from Old Log Cabin
« Last post by dcrice on Yesterday at 09:54:30 pm »
New to this forum. I recently purchased an old log cabin from TN. and trying to identify the wood type of these logs.  Most are fairly heavy and the old bark is thin and "flakey".  The stack of logs in the last 3 or 4 pics are very light and solid.  Any help would be appreciated.
Forestry and Logging / Re: Options to dispose of slash - apart from burning
« Last post by krusty on Yesterday at 09:53:47 pm »
how tall are the piles? could slowly work away at them with a bush hog if not too tall. cheapest way of course is to burn them. call your local town. get the rules in writing. burn it at the onset of a rainstorm and they will have nothing to complain about....well near nothing.
Sawmills and Milling / Re: Yesterday's work, Honey Locust
« Last post by Larry on Yesterday at 09:50:36 pm »
I see some dote in the end of the log.  Most would consider it low grade...I think of it as special.  That means I like it for the extra excitement $$$$$ it brings to the lumber.  Box makers like it 5/4 so they can make four corner grain matches.

Another picture showing honey locust dote.

General Board / Re: Friends and loved ones passing away........
« Last post by trapper on Yesterday at 09:40:27 pm »
Sorry  I would be lost without my wife.
Forestry and Logging / Re: Safest protective gear
« Last post by Andries on Yesterday at 09:31:46 pm »
I going to guess that the "safest safety gear" is the stuff that you lace up every day going to work.
No thinking about it. Just put 'em on.
When my old Sorel boots gave up the ghost, I looked around a lot before buying Swede-Pro boots from Gemplers in Wisconsin.

My feet run hot. Even at -35 degrees I wear medium weight socks.
My issue is with any boots that have GoreTex in them, is that my feet start to sweat a lot.
Like sweat hog sweat.
Which leads to frozen toes and frostbite ain't no joke.
These boots meet the OSHA reg. 1910.266 requirement for chain saw protective footwear.
I normally wear size 12 boots, but found that they ran a bit small and that the 12 1/2 size fit really well.
Gemplers were really friendly and easy to deal with.
I'll post an update once I get a season in on them: milling, firewood, construction and the usual 'Canadian Crazy' wear and tear.

Chainsaws / Re: Official MS261CM vs 550XP test
« Last post by Maine372 on Yesterday at 09:26:56 pm »
does that little hose on the back screw onto the motomix can?
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