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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2006, 07:52:28 am »
with a used mill-no warranty. thanks for the idea tho
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2006, 07:56:09 am »
Hey Terry,  It doesn't sound like you are getting a trailer package.  Read the post about building a trailer  for the oscar 30.  Could easily be as much as 2000 just for raw materials frame rails, axle, hitch, lights, jacks, crossbraces....  you get the Idea.  Both Timber King and WM have saws comprable to a Hudson without having to provide the stability yourself for an Axle.  I wish I would have been able to talk My Bro-in-law into one of these
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2006, 12:07:26 pm »
Terry,   I built my trailer for about $1500 in materials.  I did cut cost by using a moble home axle & tires for $75.  They are only intended to go a few thousand miles but I will not even approach that in my life time.  I liked the 6000# rating too because I can chain lumber to the deck and haul it back when sawing for 50/50.

Congrats on the Oscar 36.......... the price sounds good if you want to get going right away and the capacity should work out well.

Since you are going with the Oscar instead of building, I will not post detailed pics of my home built WM clone as I mentioned before.   

Happy sawing  8) 8) 8)
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2006, 10:16:56 am »
I will be making the saw stationary. At the same location where I'll build our house. Thanks for all the ideas and support.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2006, 06:49:08 am »
Update--Bought the Lumbermate 2000, thank's for your help.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2006, 08:07:02 am »
Congratulations!

Got it yet? 
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2006, 09:01:23 am »
Hey Terry...just now noticed you're in Tennessee (looks like East TN).  Where are you close to?  I'm near Nashville, and may drive up to see your new toy when you get it set up. BTW, got a postcard from WoodMizer that they will be set up at the Log home/Timberframe expo in Sevierville next weekend.  May give you some ideas on what to do with your new saw.  Think I'm gonna ride up there, see what I can learn.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2006, 03:26:40 am »
I've got the saw, and it's up and running.  Yea Greg, I'm located about 20 miles from Sevierville. I would be glad to show you the mill, in action.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2006, 01:41:39 am »
Yipeee!  What are ya sawing and how do you like the mill?   Some pics would be great!

Sounds like the sawdust is in the blood now   :D :D     Next comes the "where have you been darling?"
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2006, 04:38:29 pm »
Hey Farmer, been sawing Red and White Oak. Sawed some Cedar, got several 15 x 3/4, 8 foot long boards from it. Got 8 more good Cedar logs left to saw. You know what's funny? I can't drive down the road now, without looking at every tree I see and wanting to saw it. Will that ever go away? :D  Whats really cool, is being able to look at the kant and knowing that if I turn it, I'll get a better looking board.
  Someone told me it would get in my blood, didn't think it would happen this soon tho. A friend gave me 2 Wild Cherry tree's. I'll get them and saw and stack in a few week's. About the Cedar, will it loose it's color when dry stacked. Mine has turned a little to the brown side. The logs were cut about a year ago. I sawed them last week. Will the color return when I plane them? How should I do the Cherry tree's? It will be a while before I can start building our house.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2006, 06:51:35 pm »
Aahhh...the coveting of the tree.   Go away, you ask?    :D :D :D
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2006, 09:21:33 pm »
About the Cedar, will it loose it's color when dry stacked. Mine has turned a little to the brown side. The logs were cut about a year ago. I sawed them last week. Will the color return when I plane them? -------------YES, I have cedar cut 12 years ago,and some cut 6 months ago, can hardly tell them apart  after running thru the planner. The smell stays too. And the scraps smell great in the wood stove.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2006, 09:42:43 pm »
One of my favorite routes to travel takes me through the middle of the Appalachicola National Forest.  There's at least thirty miles of nothing but Pine trees.  I find myself ogling some particularly straight little six-inch tree and saying, "Man, look what a pretty saw log!  It will be ready in only forty years, and I'll only be a hunnerd years old, myself.  I'm gonna come back and get that one! 8) 8)"

The cedar will turn brown in the sunlight, but the pretty pink color will return when you plane it.  Keep it out of the sun, and it will retain its color.

Flat saw the Cherry.  It is much prettier that way. :)
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2006, 12:52:59 am »
Yoo-Hoo, I thought I might have messed up. I will do as instructed. When you say flat saw, does that mean to start sawing and dont turn the log?
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2006, 01:35:34 am »
Noop.  Flat sawing, or plain sawing is where the board is oriented so that the annual rings run across the width of the board.  The opposite of that is quarter-sawing, where the rings run across the thickness of the board.  Some woods are more stable when quartersawn, and some give some spectacular grain patterns when sawn that way, but most, IMHO are more attractive when plain sawn.

Go up to the top of the page and find the link to "Forum Extras", click on that and go to the Knowledge Base.  I think there are some diagrams there that may help you understand the difference.
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Re: A Good Mill
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2006, 03:05:14 am »
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