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Offline gww

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #260 on: August 03, 2017, 09:26:07 am »
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I used cooks excel blades (20 of them).  I am now using thier super sharp 8 degree blades.  I like them better and as I also use a dremal to sharpen while the blade is on the mill.  I find it easier to sharpen the super sharp blades then I did the exels.  I bought the silver not the black.
These are the only two blades I have ever used and so can't say I have tested them against other brands.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #261 on: August 03, 2017, 01:29:13 pm »
My $25 blade sharpener. ;D

 

 

 

 

I keep a new Kasco blade of 7 degree and just dress the stone as needed. ;D

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #262 on: August 03, 2017, 10:35:37 pm »
Thanks gww I will order one to see how it works. Thanks fish fighter I like the looks of that every body around here thinks those saws are worth a gold mine LOL I will look for a cheap one Thanks again

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #263 on: August 03, 2017, 11:18:56 pm »
Fishfighter, the more I see what you have done with what has been available to you the more I am truly impressed with your genius. Keep on keeping on!
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #264 on: August 08, 2017, 10:32:25 pm »
Here is the log I was sawing when I tried to cut the log stop off LOL I also ruined my last blade. I was surprised how far it cut into the log stop all 1/4 steel with a Cooks 10 degree blade

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #265 on: August 19, 2017, 09:42:40 pm »
Started the rebuild on the 20 hp Kohler Command backup engine I picked up it looks nasty on the outside but it only has a hundred hours on it sat outside it's whole life but inside is like brand new. My friend ran it on his stump grinder and ran straight pipes and no muffler and it burned up the oil rings and started smoking. I am just waiting on the rings and gaskets to come in and it will replace the 16 hp engine that is on the saw mill now, boy Kohler parts are pricey. LOL I also got a new tool today

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #266 on: August 26, 2017, 06:36:27 pm »
Just got a cant hook given to me from a friends dad

 

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« Reply #267 on: August 26, 2017, 08:46:25 pm »
Nice gift.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #268 on: September 03, 2017, 11:55:54 pm »
Me and my cousin finally got the rebuild done and put back together today complete with new muffler. This engine has a 1 7/16 shaft. I went to all the tractor stores and auto parts stores and no one carries a pulley that size so I ordered one from Surplus Center. I will try to mount it tomorrow and do the break in.

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #269 on: September 10, 2017, 07:59:30 pm »
I finally got the rebuilt new motor installed and running, runs great and quiet with the new muffler. A friend gave me an old lever off some farm equipment to slide the motor back and forth to tension the belt what a great idea to tension the belt and release the the tension simplicity at it best.Tomorrow I will weld it up and try the new 7 degree ripper out if all goes well

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #270 on: September 10, 2017, 08:47:14 pm »
You will need to put belt guards on the sides of your belt so it doesn't drag the drive pulley when released.
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« Reply #271 on: September 11, 2017, 12:00:23 am »
kbeitz thanks are they like the ones on a mower deck?

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #272 on: September 11, 2017, 12:16:16 am »
You need to have a guard all the way around just a little bit away from the belt when engaged.  That way, when you loosen it, it is supported by the guard and stays away from the pulleys.  Prevents the belt from continually dragging around the pulleys and keeping the blade turning.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #273 on: September 11, 2017, 06:08:07 am »
 

 
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #274 on: September 11, 2017, 06:36:54 am »
Thanks Kbeitz and ljohnsaw

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #275 on: September 11, 2017, 06:57:42 am »
My little chipper uses a pin/shaft, one on top and one on the bottom, outside the driver pulley to keep the belt from rubbing when it's disengaged.  It might be easier to make than a shroud around the whole pulley.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #276 on: September 11, 2017, 10:36:13 am »
My little chipper uses a pin/shaft, one on top and one on the bottom, outside the driver pulley to keep the belt from rubbing when it's disengaged.  It might be easier to make than a shroud around the whole pulley.
Thanks Jemclimber any pictures?

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #277 on: September 11, 2017, 08:56:52 pm »
My little chipper uses a pin/shaft, one on top and one on the bottom, outside the driver pulley to keep the belt from rubbing when it's disengaged.  It might be easier to make than a shroud around the whole pulley.

A lot of mower decks are made that way...

 

 

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« Reply #278 on: September 11, 2017, 09:25:42 pm »
Thanks Kbeitz Got everything welded on and cut some wood forgot to take pics. I don't know which one made the biggest difference the new motor or the blades but I think I'll keep the mill now LOL the difference is night and day. Now I have to pick some logs up tomorrow and make the video and put the pins in to hold the belt on. Did I saw how happy I am with the new improvements. LOL Thanks everyone for the help.

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« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2017, 09:32:06 pm »
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