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Re: Building my mill...
« Reply #900 on: May 10, 2017, 12:56:37 pm »
Funny - I'm ordering some Kasco 4s today... I'm looking forward to them.

I'm betting you will like them...
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« Reply #901 on: May 10, 2017, 02:45:10 pm »
Just ordered some Kasco 4's from Cutting Edge on Monday myself! Thanks for the report K. Excited to give them a try
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« Reply #902 on: May 10, 2017, 05:28:39 pm »
Just saw the pics of the 15 year old walnut log you milled a couple days ago. I think you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised when you use the wood and put a finish on it.  ;)
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« Reply #903 on: May 10, 2017, 06:31:43 pm »
Just saw the pics of the 15 year old walnut log you milled a couple days ago. I think you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised when you use the wood and put a finish on it.  ;)

I have worked a lot with walnut before but I never sawed a log of it before the 15 year old ones. I got another BIG one to saw up when I can get to it.
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« Reply #904 on: May 13, 2017, 09:08:31 pm »
Part of my report on 4 blades. So far I'm liking them a lot.
They are slower than the 7 but on my mill they do a much
better job. Today I had something happen that never happened
before. I was cutting an ash tree and I had all the sap wood
off. After my second cut making 3x8x10 my blade made a fast
hard dive. I got the mill stopped before the blade broke. I slowly
backed out and rolled the log looking for a knot or metal. I
found nothing. So I resharpened the blade and slowly reentered
the log at the same spot and finished the cut. I flipped the plank
over looking for whatever it was that made my blade dive  so
fast and hard. I found nothing. Not even a knot. Has anyone
have had this happen to them before? Can a blade go dull this
fast with no small dips or dives before?
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« Reply #905 on: May 13, 2017, 09:24:48 pm »
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Check your guide bearings and the tightness of your guide.  The only time I had that happen, my guide bearing had disinagrated.
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PS  I have had log stress do lots of things to my mill also.  Some logs are amazing and change as I cut them.

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« Reply #906 on: May 14, 2017, 01:46:41 am »
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Check your guide bearings and the tightness of your guide.  The only time I had that happen, my guide bearing had disinagrated.
Good luck
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PS  I have had log stress do lots of things to my mill also.  Some logs are amazing and change as I cut them.

Checking my guide bearings was the first thing I did after looking to see
if the blade hit something somewhere. It acted just like it hit a back stop
or something. The blade was running so straight and just took a fast nose
dive.
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« Reply #907 on: May 14, 2017, 11:09:05 am »
I've never personally seen this happen.  But heard about it in a funky log with strange grain patterns.  The blade just can't get out of the path of grain or something like that.  But why did it not happen the second time?  Beats me.  Tiny little weird things happen all the time for me on a weekly basis.  ???
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« Reply #908 on: May 14, 2017, 11:52:03 am »
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Check your guide bearings and the tightness of your guide.  The only time I had that happen, my guide bearing had disinagrated.
Good luck
gww

PS  I have had log stress do lots of things to my mill also.  Some logs are amazing and change as I cut them.

Checking my guide bearings was the first thing I did after looking to see
if the blade hit something somewhere. It acted just like it hit a back stop
or something. The blade was running so straight and just took a fast nose
dive.

K, I had a fresh felled oak mill last week. Was sawing one of the last passes and sure as heck, my blade took a dive. As you, I back out and put the chainsaw to it to see what was what. Nothing there. My thinking is that log had a lot of stress. Heck, after that cut, the cant center lifted off the bed a good inch. :o

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« Reply #909 on: May 14, 2017, 01:21:13 pm »
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I have had logs cut really funky to a point and then just straiten out for the rest of the log.  I can see how the next cut could have been good.
I cut a whole bunch of sub standard logs and there are many times that I am sure it is the log.  I also have dogging issues if I am not careful cause my dogs can tend to lift one side of a cant up if I tighten them hard and the cant is light.

I have always found annomolies hard to interpet.  It is like electrical problims that are intermitted.  It is hard to fix untill total failure shows what is wrong.
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Re: Building my mill...
« Reply #910 on: May 14, 2017, 07:07:32 pm »
Wow let me tell you a 26 foot 8x8 can be heavy...
I got it in but now I gotta get it up...

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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« Reply #911 on: May 14, 2017, 11:52:51 pm »
That's a monster. Did it try to eat any of your digits or limbs along the way? When they get that big, I think they develop a taste for human flesh.


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« Reply #912 on: May 15, 2017, 03:15:54 am »
That's a monster. Did it try to eat any of your digits or limbs along the way? When they get that big, I think they develop a taste for human flesh.

No hurts so far....
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« Reply #913 on: May 15, 2017, 11:06:54 am »
It's amazing what we put ourselves through just to get things accomplished.
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« Reply #914 on: May 15, 2017, 08:52:05 pm »
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Those are liter if you let them dry for about a 100 years before placing :).
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« Reply #915 on: May 15, 2017, 09:45:08 pm »
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K, I had a fresh felled oak mill last week. Was sawing one of the last passes and sure as heck, my blade took a dive. As you, I back out and put the chainsaw to it to see what was what. Nothing there. My thinking is that log had a lot of stress. Heck, after that cut, the cant center lifted off the bed a good inch.
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Back in my Frick circle saw days, I had several stress heavy logs that go the opposite way on a circle mill (blade/cant/carriage stay true and the cut board goes crazy).  Had to duck the sawed end of a 1 x 8 come off the cant/blade/spliter circling around trying to slap me at the head controls.   The amount of the force stored in a bad stressed log is truly amazing!
 
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« Reply #916 on: May 16, 2017, 09:27:21 am »
Yep, I've seen a board come up off the cant looked like a banana peel
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« Reply #917 on: May 20, 2017, 06:40:11 pm »
The beam is up and I'm closing the wall...

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #918 on: May 20, 2017, 06:51:55 pm »
And you're just going to keep it secret how you got that monster up there? No photos of the process, just the result?


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« Reply #919 on: May 20, 2017, 08:02:43 pm »
I got 4 of them... If you turn the handle hard enough you can drive a 4x4 right through a timbor.

 

 

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