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Amish Sawmill
« on: March 18, 2017, 10:13:39 am »
Don't know if it has been posted?
But I could spend a week commenting on this video!!!
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 11:52:03 am »
That was awesome, thanks for sharing.  Looking at the shop clock they started sawing about 11:40 and were done by 2:30.
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 01:03:14 pm »
Some logs just aren't profitable. I bet they would put that one in that category..
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 02:13:03 pm »
That was awesome. I wish I had that kind of hp at my mill. They definitely earned there money on that one.

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 02:40:07 pm »
Could have been a Log rite commercial!
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 06:53:03 pm »
Love it.  8)

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 06:57:30 pm »
Wonder how many BF they got out of that monster? Look like a lot of waste.

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:14:02 pm »
Could have been a Log rite commercial!

Or an ad for a Swing Blade mill  ;)
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 10:53:10 pm »
Wonder how many BF they got out of that monster? Look like a lot of waste.

I saw this on Youtube.  They said they got 500 bf.  I was wondering what they were trying to cut out of it.  Not the way I would have sawed it.
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 11:12:02 pm »
The way they slabbed it out my guess is back to a resaw for pallet stock. Just a guess looking at the cants....
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 06:48:09 am »
Those fellas don't seem to value their time. Myself I would have trimmed the elephant foot so the log was as close to a cylinder as I could make it. Take light slab cuts reducing the diameter until my saw would clear, I avoid burying the saw. All that said that log would never come anywhere near my carriage, but would keep me warm next winter.
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 06:51:06 am »
Could have been a Log rite commercial!

Or an ad for a Swing Blade mill  ;)

Or a 15 minute job with a canadian
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 03:24:33 pm »
I am not sure but that looked to me like hackberry so I think Killiamplanes is right and they were making pallet cants. I am not sure about the other uses for hackberry. We make a lot of pallet parts from it.

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 03:40:13 pm »
The only thing that I am sure of is that they made little ones out of a big one with plenty of waste.  I still enjoyed watching.
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 11:13:08 pm »
Why are they wearing Chaps?
Good video on how to use Cant Hook, their stab and lift method works.
I don't think that log will be profitable either.
How about the operator using his hand for safety glasses and mask!
Hope OSHA doesn't stop by.
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 06:14:34 am »
They're leather aprons.  Saves on wearing out your pants.  I had one when I sawed on a mill like that.  I would go through a pair of jeans in less than a month.  A leather apron would last about a year or so.

I believe the species is soft maple. 
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 06:22:57 am »
I always wear a leather waist apron when I saw to protect my jeans and to keep sawdust out of my pockets.
 

 
And I ain't Amish.   ;)
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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 07:48:57 am »
MM, if only I could keep the saw dust out of my socks. For some reason my boots fill up with it when I'm sawing or more so felling trees. :D

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 08:19:22 am »
What do you figure powered that mill?

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 09:07:17 am »
I didn't watch the whole thing because my internet is slow and video uses a lot of my monthly allotment of wireless gigs.  Looks like they had a dedicated and experienced crew of men and good equipment.

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Re: Amish Sawmill
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 07:08:12 pm »
Looked like a big diesel engine.

I dont believe I ever saw  someone use the power receeder to set for the cut on the go like that. I havnt been around a circle mill very much though.

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