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One of the primary reasons I chose the mill I did when I upgraded from a CSM(which I still have the Granberg mk III), was the consideration of not having to handle logs and such so much. This led me to the swingblade option, which is the easiest way to ditch the need for a FEL, Band mills have their place, IMO, but a swing blade offers so much more, IMO, worth the thought. Milling without having to turn a log is a mighty fine notion!
I really love you'r little railroad track railing. I wonder where someone could buy track like that ?
Quote from: Kbeitz on March 08, 2017, 12:53:56 amI really love you'r little railroad track railing. I wonder where someone could buy track like that ?Are you referring to the track the rollers roll on? If so, it's just 1 x 1 x 1/4 angle iron tack welded to the main beams.
I haven't completed it yet but I'm making a trolley that rides on my mill track (similar to the head) with a electric winch (or a hand crank). Lift the log or beam, run it down to the end of the track. Half the beam would be hanging over your trailer. Have some rollers on the trailer, drop the beam and re-pick at the far end and slide it the rest of the way on.
Thanks fellas for your input. The toe rollers would be perfect if the track were higher off the ground (as shown in pics). However, the track is only a few inches off the ground. I'm thinking of some type of simple I Beam trolley setup. Maybe just one I Beam that overhangs part of the track, lift the wooden beam off the sawbed with a heavy duty strap (strapping in the center) and chain hoist, rotate the beam perpendicular to the I Beam support posts, push it until hanging over trailer, rotate beam parallel to trailer, lower onto trailer. That should work, right?EDIT: It won't work that way unless the I Beam was secured from above to allow the trolley so roll down the length of the I Beam. I found some good photos on the forum and I think I've got a game plan.
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Hey Deese, how do you like that EZ Boardwalk ? I was thinking about getting one of those.
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