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Offline Peter Drouin

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1940 on: June 29, 2017, 09:48:37 pm »
Yeah, YH, Hemlock, they will at the ground line, so I treat them a little at that spot.
At 62 years old I think the hemlock will outlast me.  :D :D :D :D 8) ;)
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1941 on: July 02, 2017, 12:53:09 pm »
I been looking and found 2.
 

 
Hand held Tachometer  8) 8)

The man that had them also had a nice one lunger.
 

  

 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1942 on: July 02, 2017, 01:53:07 pm »
Is that a Fairbanks Z? I have a Stewart Warner tach in a can, also.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1943 on: July 03, 2017, 10:31:52 pm »
I tried the tack and my cat Idel is low, :D :D
 It's going to be handy to get the shingle mill up to speed. 8)
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1944 on: July 04, 2017, 10:34:14 am »
Back in my early days as a planerman in the furniture factory, we had this big old Newman belt drive 4 headed planer.  The micro-managing boss came by and said that he wanted it running at 160 fpm. So I set it as close as I could by counting the boards and multiplying by the length. Well it wasn't too long and here came the millwright and he had a can with a tach in it.  He took the rubber tip off the end of the shaft and put a little wheel on in its place and his tach was converted to a fpm meter. So he put the little wheel against the bottom feed roll of the planer and when the board went through the top feed roll came down and squished his little device and dang near his hand too.  I couldn't help myself, I laughed.  :D :D :D   He stomped off!

Just a "flashback" triggered by seeing the pictures of the tach in a can.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1945 on: July 15, 2017, 10:16:55 pm »
This is more than day of cutting wood and there are quite a few more days to go.
I will let the pictures talk.
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A major shift in the federal and provincial parks policy and I am doing the pilot project.

So far ALL the "Ties" have been impressed.

IF any you visit the park I am there for atleast another month.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1946 on: July 16, 2017, 07:26:51 am »
Now, that is a pile of logs. That will keep you going a while. 8) 8)
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1947 on: July 16, 2017, 10:51:05 am »
Proposed policy is ALL trees removed within the park that are convertible to usable product must be processed in the park and used in the park.

So far the saw dust is going to the Boundry Ranch for use in the box stalls in the horse barns that house the 90 or so trail ride stock and all the off cut & to small to saw sticks are being chipped for landscape mulch. 4" to 6" logs getting 2 cuts each to make 3 X fence rails. 6" to 10" getting cut 4/4 live edge for wind/wildlife deterrent fencing. 10" and up are going into 6x6 and up material for posts and beam shelters along the trials.

The big stuff is being set aside at the moment. There is a bridge location that has been approved by Parks Canada but the bridge design has not been done yet. When they took me to the site and asked what I thought was possible I suggested a timber frame covered bridge as there are none I western Canada that I am aware of. The Alberta regional parks officer and his Federal counter part said they liked the idea but did not know any one certified to build such a structure. I introduced them to a friend of mine that is not only certified but is, in my opinion, the best guy in Canada for that job. He was on site Friday and the "Ties" and their assistants were very excited by the end of the days brain storming session.

Drawings are in progress and I could have a cut list by the end of next week. The bridge will carry pedestrian, cycle, horse and buggy traffic. We are in phase 1 of a 4 phase renovation and expansion project. I could be there for a few years.   

     
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1948 on: July 16, 2017, 12:31:19 pm »
It takes a good sawyer to feed through logs like that and get the most out of them.
Good job. smiley_thumbsup
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1949 on: July 16, 2017, 01:34:13 pm »
Sounds like they can pat themselves on the back this time for finding the right person for the job. And that includes your bridge-building buddy.

I like that policy of using the trees from the park, in the park.

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1950 on: July 17, 2017, 07:50:08 pm »
I am pleased to hear that there are administrators in government paid positions that actually have some common sense. :D
Bandit, thanks for the pictures and happy sawing in the park.

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1951 on: July 19, 2017, 06:10:06 pm »
My mill was acting up and after looking at all the wiring I knew it was the cat that was acting up.
So a trip to Milton Cat, Never been at the new home.
 

  

  

 
Put the meter on it and It showed a bad fuel pump. Check the hi and low RPMs Good to go. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
I did ask if we can fit the 1000 Horse on the mill.
 

  

  
It's as big as a VW bug. :o







Was flying home on 93 at 70 when I get a bang. :o :o :o
Pieces of tire fling all over, oil from the hoses that sheared off.
 

 
 So I pulled down to the tree line so No one would hit me.
Put the spare on and tie up the loader legs. with no hydro IT won't stay up. :D :D
 

  

 
 Got home and had to drill and tap where the fitting snapped off.
Having some supper, Then go out to take off the hoses, Get new ones in the morning.
  But there's a gizmo that was on the hose that's on 93 somewhere.
Maine is sending me one for tomorrow
 

  

 


All in a day Cutting wood.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1952 on: July 19, 2017, 06:25:45 pm »
That stinks
Glad they got the mill running for you.
Hope you get it going in the morning
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1953 on: July 19, 2017, 09:24:03 pm »
Good recovery Peter.
. . . and a REALLY good thing you didn't have that 1000hp big cat on there when it happened!
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1954 on: July 19, 2017, 09:53:25 pm »
Did you retap the holes to the same size I'ma guessin so that the new fittings fit?


What was it the lift pump or the injector pump?  You'd know if it was the injector pump cause they'd give you a bill that burns lol


Welp hopefully you get her all squared away before too long!  Now you gotta make sure you fix that other tire so you have a spare again.  And it's a good thing you brought a spare..which reminds me I need to put some tire black on the tires to protect them from the uv they're getting pounded on by that sun. 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1955 on: July 19, 2017, 10:00:32 pm »

All in a day Cutting wood.

Wait... I thought you cut a tire. Was it a wooden tire? Or was the hose wood?
(Some of us are easily confused).

Glad that tail didn't manage to wag the dog! You're safer with the bears and logs and spinning blades. Now, quit joyriding and get back to work.

Was the fender beat up, too?

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1956 on: July 20, 2017, 12:14:49 am »
I've had days like that. . . . .
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1957 on: July 20, 2017, 05:34:21 am »
Lift one 4x4
Some days will get your heart going.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1958 on: July 20, 2017, 06:09:08 am »
2 steps forward, and one step back !!!! I've had those days a lot lately ! ;D You didn't catch any flatlands in your oil slick did ya ? ;D ;D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #1959 on: July 21, 2017, 07:43:30 pm »
Got it mostly back together, UPS just dropped off the velocity fuse.
 

  

 
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2 steps forward, and one step back !!!! I've had those days a lot lately ! ;D You didn't catch any flatlands in your oil slick did ya ? ;D ;D


When the cars went through the oil mist some hit there wipers. I don't think that was a good idea. :D :D

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