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Author Topic: How do you cut a log longer than 20 ft. on a standard Woodmizer LTHD40 bed ?  (Read 3892 times)

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Hello; I often have a hardwood log longer than the standard 20 ft. bed and for 1 reason or another I am asked to cut it using the Woodmizer LTHD 40 mill.   I do know the toeboard rollers are used but which way is the best or is there a proceedure to follow.
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This has been discussed before. I looked in the knowledge base in forum extras and found this.
http://www.forestryforum.com/tips/tips.cgi?display:1061208316-32360.txt

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Hello Pigman;
Thanks for the info and I have already viewed and studied the help note!  This is fast!!!
Thanks again.

Robert

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Hey Robert,

Welcome to the forum.
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Robert,

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Robert, I forgot to welcome you to the forum. I have a one track mind and most of the time it is off the track. ::)

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I have also done it with a log that doesn't have enough taper to do it as shown in the earlyer post, or if you do not have roller towboards and don't want to or cant roll the log back and forth. This is what I did.
I put the log on with the big eng positioned so you can just get the saw blade past it on the entry end with the small end sticking out the other end. Then block up the small end to roughly get the heart centered with the level of the blade.  On the big end I make some referance marks as tho the size I want the finished cant to be, set the blade on the top mark, and adjust the 4/4 scale to the top mark, then raise the head up in 4/4 increments to your first cut. Start sawing out boards until you get down to where you want the cant to be squared up. On the small end, you need to take a chain saw and cut the boards off where the mill runs out of travel.  Turn the log and repeat process on all 4 sides.  After it is squared up, move the cant over and square up the small end.  The biggest problem here is to not cut into the finished cant with the chainsaw.

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Hello footer;

Thanks for the explanation on cutting a long log.  I like this method as well as I tend to try cutting logs having the large end at the entry end of the mill especially when oversized diameter logs are being cut.

I now look forward to visiting this site to read what mill friends have to say!

Robert

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Welcome aboard Robert. Good luck with the long log. Have any good Jumbo Perch lakes up by you in Ontario?  :) Look forward to your posts.

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Logdog;

We are surrounded by the great lakes and live very near the shores of Lake St. Clair but little pirch
Thanks for the post!
Robert

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Bob,
  How's it going?  This is Tony LaVigne!  I want to buy a Wood-Mizer or it's equivalent and eventually build a Timber Frame home.
Give me some pointers please!
Thanks
Tony

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Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Tony!
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so we cut 4 ,    25 ft logs on our lt-25,   we cut then pushed the log down with tractor to finish cut ,it wasnt the perfect cant ,let alone perfectly square , lots of sag on end,  even with tractor holding it up , hard to get perfectly level , you know,,  but the customer was happy,,,,,,,,,,,,,so  footer , let me get this straight you set log on mill and you cut 4 sides ,  and then move log down and then finish cutting the other 4 sides ,,,,or did i not read it right ,,,
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This thread is tens years old!  You guys should probably start a new one with your questions.
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What fun would that be?  :D
A little searching would get a few more threads too. There are several on the subject.
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ahhhh   didnt see that it was 10 yrs old ,,,
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What's wrong with an old thread?   It shows that the same issue pertains over a long period. 
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Some of use would never get to read it of someone would not have dug it up again...
I'm happy to read a post no matter how old it is...
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and read this newly posted to "old thread". Thought it would make a good first post for me since it was also Bob's first  post back in 2007 ! I also cut my first three over length logs last week. I cut to the end of the mill, backed the band up a few feet and cut the slab wood off carefully with the chainsaw. Then used the toe board rollers to move the log down the mill. Leveled and squared everything back up and completed the cut. Timbers turn out good but was a slow process.       

I have been following along on the forum for quite awhile and learned alot.

Thanks to all,

Steve