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Author Topic: Whatcha Sawin' ???  (Read 708016 times)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7000 on: August 09, 2017, 09:48:44 pm »
This rain is dealing us in the South much misery.  Maybe I shoulda stayed in Michigan or Maine??
 

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The forecast for the next 10 days shows rain following the temperature swing each day !!   There will be no sawing.   :-\

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7001 on: August 09, 2017, 11:14:52 pm »
Im assuming all that beautiful outside grain is not to punky.
Thats some purdy stuff!
I got lucky, the boards are solid and sound.  No punk or rot, sometimes things work out.  Let's see, I'm thinking $299.99
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7002 on: August 12, 2017, 06:48:50 pm »
Cut a couple of hundred BF of Hemlock for baseboard in a house I'm rehabbing.   The last piece is always going to be 2" thick so I end up with a 2" X something.  At first, this irritated me and I used all kinds of methods to shim the cant up to where I could cut what I wanted.  But it never came out right, always cut wavey or out of whack somehow.  But as time goes on I'm becoming OK with this as I'm getting a nice stockpile of 2"X6" or 2"X8", etc. 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7003 on: August 12, 2017, 07:59:23 pm »
It's a feature.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7004 on: August 12, 2017, 08:07:41 pm »
When sawing a cut list, I ask the customer if he wants any thicker boards for unusual projects.  Most of the time they do and are appreciative for the suggestion. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7005 on: August 14, 2017, 08:21:40 am »
Cut a couple of hundred BF of Hemlock for baseboard in a house I'm rehabbing.   The last piece is always going to be 2" thick so I end up with a 2" X something.  At first, this irritated me and I used all kinds of methods to shim the cant up to where I could cut what I wanted.  But it never came out right, always cut wavey or out of whack somehow.  But as time goes on I'm becoming OK with this as I'm getting a nice stockpile of 2"X6" or 2"X8", etc.

Won't your mill cut to 1" of the rails?

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7006 on: August 14, 2017, 09:11:13 am »
Older Wood-Mizer sawmills were restricted by design to a couple of inches on the "dog" board. 

This was later changed and they will now saw to 1" or a bit lower/thinner. 
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« Reply #7007 on: August 14, 2017, 11:29:42 am »
I see, though I thought Jim was using a new Norwood HD36 which will definitely cut to an inch on the last board.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7008 on: August 14, 2017, 01:23:25 pm »
Cut some redwood up for a friend this Saturday. Got about 1200 bd ft + out of 2 logs. Nice stuff!!

  

  

 
Redwood I think is more fun than cedar!!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7009 on: August 14, 2017, 01:48:26 pm »
Good looking Redwood, and something that I will never have an opportunity to saw. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7010 on: August 14, 2017, 01:51:21 pm »
I see, though I thought Jim was using a new Norwood HD36 which will definitely cut to an inch on the last board.
Which is why adding our sawmill Brand and Model# to our profile helps with question answering and comments.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7011 on: August 14, 2017, 03:38:44 pm »
Good looking Redwood, and something that I will never have an opportunity to saw.

The world needs a FFLEA - Forestry Forum Log Exchange & Acquisition program. UPS (or mobile millers) could be hopping and leap-frogging small logs all over the country to alleviate that lack of opportunity.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7012 on: August 14, 2017, 05:42:55 pm »
Won't your mill cut to 1" of the rails?
Yeah, it probably would if I could find a way to clamp that last board to the bunks.  Haven't been successful with that yet so I'm settling for a 2"X something. 

I see, though I thought Jim was using a new Norwood HD36 which will definitely cut to an inch on the last board.
Which is why adding our sawmill Brand and Model# to our profile helps with question answering and comments.
OK, added it.  Sorry guys. 


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7013 on: August 14, 2017, 05:56:44 pm »

The world needs a FFLEA - Forestry Forum Log Exchange & Acquisition program. UPS (or mobile millers) could be hopping and leap-frogging small logs all over the country to alleviate that lack of opportunity.
That is a skookum idea grouch! Maybe with the FF transport board, if someone is deadheading somewhere, a log of 2 could tag along for the ride and make it happen? Stranger things have happened. Or maybe this, have a FF travel planner who would send FF vacationers on a route to different members who want to participate, and cut their way on members mills to mill different types of wood they would not normally ever see in their region. Could be fun. A sawyers scavenger hunt type of thing.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7014 on: August 14, 2017, 06:25:11 pm »
But then "someone" with Administrative privileges would probably send all of the Walnut to Perry, GA.   :-X 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7015 on: August 14, 2017, 07:12:49 pm »
As I understand it, deliveries of walnut to Georgia require a Walmart parking lot somewhere along the way for the clandestine exchange.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7016 on: August 14, 2017, 07:43:24 pm »
Getting through your craftiness will indeed be difficult.   ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7017 on: August 15, 2017, 05:49:15 am »
self driving logs will be the ticket
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7018 on: August 15, 2017, 07:33:04 am »
I like it. 
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« Reply #7019 on: August 15, 2017, 07:40:06 am »
Jim,

Post a picture or two of your clamping setup and where the problem is and I can see if I can figure out what is going on.  I have used the same model mill that you have and we were definitely able to clamp and saw a 1" board without doing anything special.