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Offline Treehack

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Sawmill Shelter build
« on: April 25, 2017, 12:07:01 am »
I have decided to build a shelter for my sawmill.  I had some hedge still left from a fence project, so decided this would be another great use of this exterior hearty wood.  Going to be a simple post and roof shelter 10' x 22' with back end enclosed to help further protect the cutting head from elements.  So, I had a couple more logs still to mill for the pieces I think I will need.  Where I live and keep the sawmill is in town.  I have a large back yard, so have enough room for the mill behind my workshop, but no way to have any support equipment.  This makes log handling a little adventurous.  First log was not as thick, but long enough to get some 14' plates and other 2x4 and 4x4 stock out of.  Since it was just me moving the logs into place, had to employ the Egyptian roller technique to get the log to the mill.


Next one was kind of a big hoss at 33" x 10' and was much heavier, so had to use the winch in addition to the rollers, but finally got it on the mill.




After the milling and a few other loose pieces I had left over, I think I have what I need for the structural pieces.


Now for the part where I share one of those moments where you learn you are not the sharpest tool in the shed.  So, I have built a workshop and a fence around our back yard, so have called Julie before I dig, but since I have done this a couple of times before, I'm smart enough to remember where the utilities are back there, and was too impatient to wait on this, and was only digging some 8" footings with a manual post hole digger... you can see where this is going right.  So I get the holes dug, no problem, but next morning my wife calls and says Frontier Communications is here and wants to look in the back yard...oh crap!  So I rush home and find that one of my digs nicked a "100 pair communication line."  So the guy is really nice, but says that because of the location, my dog kennel will need to be moved, they will not be able to get a backhoe in there, so will need to bring some guys back later to hand dig a trench on each side of the hole to repair the line, so I see $$$$ dancing in my head.  I told him that I would get started on things and do as much as I can for them before they return to reduce my costs.  I moved the dog kennel down enough and then dug this little beauty by myself with a spade.


That is 9' x 3' x 3'.  Not quite grave sized, but after my wife found out about my mishap, she probably could have made it work.  So, they came in made the repair and the guy said that since I did so much work and they were happy not to have to dig the hole that he might forget to turn in the paperwork.  We'll have to see.  So the moral to the story is always make the darn call, no matter how smart you think you are.  Now it's on to pouring the footings and getting started on the build.  It will take me a while because of the day job and multiple kids participating in multiple sports at multiple levels, but will keep this updated as I go.


 
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 12:21:04 am »
Yes, make the call ;) Always. I've dug up many a wire in my day, the worst one was a 50 or 100 pair telephone line that went into an assisted living apartment. I was looking for somewhere to hide when the old folks started coming out with their phone handsets, trying to figure out why they weren't working ;D
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 04:42:22 am »
Yep, I got to make that call today. :D

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 05:57:05 am »
All in a day of sawing.  :D
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 10:37:40 pm »
Got the 4 corner footings leveled and poured tonight.  Hopefully, will get the 4 interior ones done tomorrow.

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 11:39:44 pm »
Have had some rain delays over the last week, but was able to make a little progress.  Footings are done, got the 4 corners up and braced and a couple of other posts set.  Had to move the mill out of the way for construction.

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 12:09:44 am »
Looks like a good plan for you and your saw.  How do you like your TK1220?  How long have you been using it?  Made any modifications?
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 08:05:08 am »
I've had it just about 6 months.  So far, I really like it.  Cuts true and straight lumber when the blade is sharp and the log is cooperative.  Have not made any mods yet, although I'm waiting to hear back from TK about something their engineers found with the new transport package design(I got the first mill with the new design).  Hope they come up with something soon as I need to get it up to our family farm soon to start cutting timbers for a cabin.
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 08:51:55 am »
Also looking forward to the end of my "Karate Kid" training.  "Tarp off, tarp on" is getting old in a hurry.  :D
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 01:06:19 am »
Got the rest of the posts up and cross bracing done.  Also got the two 24' beams built and installed.  Those were a treat to get up there by myself. 

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2017, 02:16:34 am »
I going to be with you on putting up a long beam. I got a
26 foot 8x8 that needs to go up this week. I do all my work
alone.
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 05:28:51 am »
about calling Miss dig.  I had a neighbor dig his new basement in the middle of a 40 acre field . naturally  he didn't think there would be anything out there. But right in the very corner of the basement ran the underground phone cable between Grand rapids and Detroit. You should have seen how many guys with white helmets showed up on that boo boo.

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 09:03:14 am »
I going to be with you on putting up a long beam. I got a
26 foot 8x8 that needs to go up this week. I do all my work
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Dang K, that's twice the size of mine.  I must be half the man you are. :D  Hope your using a tractor for that bad boy.
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 07:06:08 pm »
There is no way I can get a tractor anywhere around where this beams
gotta go. I need to support the floor in this building. I had to take down
the back wall to get the beam in. Last picture shows the bend in the roof
line that needs fixed.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2017, 10:51:42 pm »
Yeah, definitely have some sway there.  So, what's the plan to set that beam by yourself?
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 01:46:00 am »
A little more progress.  Got all the bracing finished and started building and installing the trusses.

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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 12:58:01 pm »
How much clearance do you have from the truss to the top of the saw head??
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Re: Sawmill Shelter build
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 05:22:41 am »
I love that hedge construction.  That thing will be there a while.  Did you have to drill holes to put the nails/screws in?  Gary
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 08:12:05 am »
How much clearance do you have from the truss to the top of the saw head??

Have about 6" from top of water tank when installed to bottom of truss
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 08:15:52 am »
I love that hedge construction.  That thing will be there a while.  Did you have to drill holes to put the nails/screws in?  Gary

Definitely pre-drill everything.  Kind of like driving a nail into a sidewalk.  Have used screws on most of the big stuff so far.
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