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Author Topic: A day cutting wood  (Read 247673 times)

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A day cutting wood
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:49:55 am »
Rain today so I thought you all would like to see this job. when I got to the job today I saw this :D :D :D A few logs all ln a row. so I set the mill up.

  

  The customer gave me the cut list and I started. the customer did a good job to line up the logs, but sometimes they get out of alignment . so I made a log mover for my self.

  It will work with any mill. just some 5" wheels and angle iron. the limbs are cut flush to the tree. I just roll the log up on it, I have 4"x4"x4' in front of it.

  

  just push the log sideways and your all lined up. will work with biger logs to.

  I use it all the time. it was hot to day so the umbrella came out today not to burn my but.

  and at the end of the day I blow off the mill. I have a aircompressor that I bring with me.

  

  I like to use a small tip, so I can get in all those small places. I like to blow out the filter too

  and then cover the mill and go home :D I made a small dent in the pile. ill go back wednesday

  

 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 08:53:51 am »
Now that's a big job! Cool idea on the log mover too!

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 09:00:53 am »
That is a nice whack of logs and a very good idea on the log mover/aligner.

What dimensions of lumber are you sawing?
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 09:24:59 am »
Pete,good idea on that log evener,we just used the roller toe boards but only works if your on them. Frank C.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 09:56:42 am »

 A tapered slab in the middle of the logs lets you steer it easy as you roll it also, looks like a week or so of cutting  , might have to move the mill closer to pile after a coulple of days.  Steve
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 10:28:05 am »
I like that log aligner . Nice whack of logs also.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 10:39:14 am »
I like for the log pile to be at least 10' from the sawmill so I can adjust them with a 4"X4" as Steve suggested above.

I do have roller toe boards, but whatever method that you use, it is far easier to always have the log adjusted before it is loaded onto the sawmill.

Most times for minor adjustments on 8' logs, I roll it back onto the loader pulling the long end first and then back onto the sawmill pushing the long end first.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 10:53:12 am »
A good idea. What kind of wood? Rain here today too.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 11:03:18 am »
Great Whack O Logs Peter!

I like the idea of the "log shifter", must save a lot of hastle.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 11:40:02 am »
Peter, looks like you have a good system workin for you there, good job! Markd
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 12:17:57 pm »
All the wood is w pine and hemlock. the cut list is for a 24x50 barn. the customer had me cut some dry wood for the sticking. my wood, he did not want to use green wood. and yes ill have to move the mill in. I do use a tapered slab to steer the logs. but the log shifter has been a good thing to get them lined up a big help to me. the next job is just as big and the phone is ringing off the hook with lumber orders.  :D :D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 12:43:44 pm »
Clever idea .Egads you'll have a pile of saw dust before that job is done no doubt .

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 09:50:35 pm »
What a beautiful sight! All those logs lined up nice and pretty. Looks like you'll be busy for awhile. I love your log shifter.....very clever. Hey, and thanks for all the pictures.

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 10:09:33 pm »
I just finished my first portable job, and I was running into the misalignment issue. I like Peter's solution, I was thinking a small arch would be slick too.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 10:16:12 pm »
It does not get a lot better than that.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 07:51:58 am »
I agree WDH, that is a dream job for sure.   8)
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 09:03:38 pm »
well I got at the job today and all the sawdust was gone and all the slabs . so I got out the atf and painted all the parts on the mill that move. :D

  fuel up sharp blade and here I go :D well the log shifter is not perfict the hook on the mill will get it sometimes

   on the cut list are some beams. the WM will cut nice and square but I check, I have a small square that I keep by my feet on the chair.

  but sometimes I over clamp. so I will shave the cant so its square

  I keep a pv on each side ov the log pile I think you can see them in the pic

  when im cutting I have to look out for the outside wheel the sawdust will get in there and stop it from turning :o

  .all and all to day went well. maybe after thursday ill have to move in. 2 days and I think im half way maybe :D :D :D

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 10:28:53 pm »
That pile looks like it keeps getting bigger.  Maybe the wood nymphs are secretly adding to it at night after you leave.  You may never get finished  :D.  It could be the Hotel California of logs  ;).
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 10:27:53 am »
That pile looks like it keeps getting bigger.  Maybe the wood nymphs are secretly adding to it at night after you leave.  You may never get finished  :D.  It could be the Hotel California of logs  ;).
well I gut at the job today and all the sawdust was gone and all the slabs too.

The nymphs take the slabs and dust, glue up 'logs' and put them on the end of the pile. ;D :D

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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 09:17:41 pm »
Nymphs are like that  :D.
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