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Offline bandmiller2

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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2017, 07:11:52 am »
Each mill and sawyer has A upper limit to what can be handled and cut economically, write it down so you don't forget. Be resolute in refusing to cut larger logs. I can mill 30" on my homebuilt band mill if its a good straight log and will have nothing to do with larger ones especially ones with butt swell, same thing on length, absolute max 16'. Frank C.
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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2017, 11:18:06 pm »
I got this 34" at the butt loaded today.  It was knot free, I set it up just right on the mill and it milled like a dream.

The loading arm quickly filled up and ran over with boards that will have to be edged.  A edger and two helpers to run it sure would be nice.

The shadow in the photo is as slow as I am. 

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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2017, 07:30:59 am »
That is a hoss.
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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2017, 08:55:24 am »
Nice, you can really make production with those big'uns.
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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2017, 09:05:42 am »
That joker is huge.  :o
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Re: no more big logs
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2017, 12:08:49 am »
I am not portable and I have a forklift. I still charge more for thicker than 1.5'' and longer than 12'. Handling them long and thick boards/ slabs is a lot more work for us, as every piece of scrap and slab has to be cut down to go out the door. Many times we load long lumber back on a customers trailer inside.
It should pay more since it is more work.


 you could use a lorry track.  stack lumber on a lorrytruck and then send it out the door and unload in yard
Boy, back in my day..