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Offline miro

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Desparate to mill logs
« on: March 17, 2017, 05:36:31 pm »
I practically couldn't believe it when I saw it

http://woodgears.ca/big_bandsaw/sawmilling.html

There's always more than one way to skin a cat  or saw a log.


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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 06:03:58 pm »
I am going to give you an "I" for ingenuity, a "G" for guts, and a "B" for bravo, because you certainly do not hesitate to tackle a project.   8)
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:18:24 pm »
Making do... Good video... Wish I knew where to get
one of them power hammers.
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:50:23 pm »
Making do... Good video... Wish I knew where to get
one of them power hammers.

 :D :D :D :D  ...and you surely do work fast. Pretty incredible undertaking and results.
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 09:01:33 pm »
I'm just as impressed with the fact that the bandsaw was homemade also. Very cool.
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 09:03:33 pm »
Where theirs a will theirs a way, I got tired just watching. You have the skill and tenacity to build a big band mill. Frank C.
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 09:44:39 pm »
I've followed his you tube channel, quite an amazing fellow.

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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 12:08:01 am »
Very ingenious, but while watching the video, I am reminded how much I like my hydraulic band mill.
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 07:35:39 am »
Got to admit, I'm impressed!   8)    8)
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Re: Desparate to mill logs
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 10:37:19 am »
Who else grinned and almost laughed watching him hammer in fast forward?  :D
That being said, this guy was most desperate to mill that log.  Most of us probably know this feeling.  Of course, the first time I got something useful out of a log using a chainsaw mill I was ecstatic.  Then I had to build a bandmill and everything changed.
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