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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #320 on: October 08, 2017, 07:13:49 pm »
Sawed up those 2 little pines and ended up getting 210 bft out of them. Today I added a sawdust deflector to shoot the sawdust into a 5 gal pail

  

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #321 on: October 08, 2017, 08:48:48 pm »
The only time I us a bucket is when someone wants the sawdust.
I cut some sassafras the other day and they wanted the sawdust
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #322 on: October 08, 2017, 08:54:15 pm »
how many times did you have to empty the bucket on that pile of lumber?
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #323 on: October 08, 2017, 09:58:50 pm »
how many times did you have to empty the bucket on that pile of lumber?
I just put that on today I only sawed about 8 piece to day I just cleaned up some I bys that were from opening up the logs with lots of wane you can see whats in the bucket I am just trying to keep the saw dust from killing the grass in the backyard ;D

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #324 on: October 09, 2017, 09:16:45 am »
Larry what did you use for a fuel tank? that looks just like something I was thinking about doing. Yesterday when working on my sawmill I thought that would be the perfect spot for it to.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #325 on: October 09, 2017, 11:42:07 am »
Larry what did you use for a fuel tank? that looks just like something I was thinking about doing. Yesterday when working on my sawmill I thought that would be the perfect spot for it to.
It is a 6 gal boat fuel tank. I pick it up at Walmart

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #326 on: October 09, 2017, 12:24:26 pm »
I had a bucket hanging off my Lt30 for quite a while.I found it to be a nuisance,slowed down what passes for production here.Now I let it fly and clean it up with the bucket on the tractor.Not a criticism,just personal experience.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #327 on: October 11, 2017, 10:19:54 pm »
I got sick of the belt flying off so I built these today I hope they work once I got these bolted on they are closer than they look in the photos I will find out tomorrow in the daylight. Did I say how much I hate the early dark nights

  

  

  

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #328 on: October 14, 2017, 10:59:07 pm »
Ok here is the log loader in action

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #329 on: October 14, 2017, 11:13:05 pm »
Here is A load of wood I got today And another load to get Tues or Wed and a second video of the log loader with a longer log I couldn't center it on the mill because I had a couple hundred board ft sitting on the end of the mill and couldn't move the head back all the way so the log just cleared the blade covers

  

 
 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #330 on: October 15, 2017, 02:19:52 am »
Looks good!  A simple fix will help a lot with off center or odd log loading.  Use a V shaped cable.  Run a cable from a few feet on each side of your winch and hook the middle to the winch cable.  The two cables will load the log evenly.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #331 on: October 15, 2017, 06:38:13 am »
Thanks ljohnsaw I will do that

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #332 on: October 15, 2017, 09:39:39 am »
Thanks for the vidio, very nice.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #333 on: October 17, 2017, 11:09:14 pm »
Log Loader fail back to the drawing board I am going to weld a 2" x 4" x 1/4 in the place of the 2 x 2 

  

  

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #334 on: October 17, 2017, 11:50:52 pm »
ouch :-\

Since the bottom cable does not move, it should be attached as low as possible when hauling the log up on the mill.  As it is, it is pulling on the arm when it doesn't need to.  You could even attach it to the winch tower below the rail height.

Also, the height of the winch only needs to be high enough for the cable to clear the far rail when the log is on the ground.  You might think about making a truss with the tower.  Place a 6 to 8" or so piece of 2x2 as a strut on the back side half way up.  Then run a strap from top to bottom over the strut.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #335 on: October 18, 2017, 03:25:34 pm »
Does the winch stay in place all the time or only when you are loading?

The cable could be from the winch around the log and back to the bed instead of the tower.

If the winch does not stay in place all the time just add a brace from the winch to the bed. Or add a removeable gusset. I would not feel bad at all about removable gusset and continue to use that setup. As long as you connect the cable to the bed instead of the tower.
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #336 on: October 18, 2017, 08:07:06 pm »
I went to the local welding shop today showed the pictures of what happened and we went outside to the scrap pile and they fixed me up with a 3" x 6" x 3/8 tube and said this one won't bend LOL it is a heavy piece I also trimed all the knots off the log should load a little easier now. Crusarius the loader is removeable and I can load from either side of the mill I will have it all welded and back together in the morning.

 

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #337 on: October 18, 2017, 08:21:02 pm »
are you going to be able to remove it and lift it now? :)
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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #338 on: October 18, 2017, 08:37:26 pm »
Crusarius I don't know  ??? I will have to put grade 8 bolts on the winch now LOL

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Re: More Pics of my sawmill build
« Reply #339 on: October 18, 2017, 08:46:42 pm »
With that log, you are going to get to check the brake on the winch if you have to stop and straiten the log while going up.  My little winch would pull it but if I stopped it would back down the ramps.
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