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Author Topic: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.  (Read 4099 times)

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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2017, 07:49:17 am »
A close tally of cost and how long to do things would be one of the best built threads to do.  You'll be surprised at how many people will read it and follow it, even if it's silently.
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2017, 09:46:13 am »
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2017, 12:20:56 pm »


I built a Linn as well, purchased just the sawhead.  I did my own legs/feet, which works well since I am mostly stationary.
Your movable backstop design would be really nice over totally manual, my bunks/backstops are movable back and forth on the bed, which is handy.
One thing I usually miss is some kind of toe jack/roller.
I do agree, once you get going, sawing is easy, handling logs is WORK.  My tractor will lift 2k lbs on the loader, but I still have to parbuckle the larger logs up onto the saw.  The other must is power carriage travel and height.  No way you can crank all the time.
One advantage of the Linn 36 inch model is the 158 inch blade, a common length.
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2017, 12:38:12 pm »
Scrout, you ever find the want to have more downward force on the legs? or is the gravity good enough? I was planning trailer jacks. But I keep thinking about the $40 each and wanting 8 of them.
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2017, 12:44:40 pm »
ooh this is neat.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/etrailer/TJ01RT.html

to bad it does not have a crank for fine height adjust.
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2017, 01:01:46 pm »
So the tracking numbers say my packages should arrive Tuesday 8/15/17 from Linn Lumber.

I was at Empire farm days show on Tuesday and found a real nice 10" dual compound sliding miter steel cutting saw. Will cut a 3x8 piece of tube. Since I was planning 2x6 for my frame this will make my life great since my bandsaw only was able to cut 4.5". Made me have to flip the tube over try to line it up again then grind the mess off anyhow.

Of course the following weekend I will be in the adirondacks so not able to work on it. But good news is that is the boonville show weekend :)
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2017, 04:49:17 pm »
Crusarius, to I detect a tad bit of excitement?
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2017, 05:59:42 pm »
ooh this is neat.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/etrailer/TJ01RT.html

to bad it does not have a crank for fine height adjust.

How about a top wind 2000 lb trailer jack? Would that work?

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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2017, 09:14:25 pm »
I built my own frame years ago out of 4x8 square tubing which has held up really great but, sure is heavy to pull.
I always told myself if I would ever build another frame it would be out of 2 inch tubing and the sides of the frame would be built like an invented truss. A frame built like that would be very strong plus alot lighter.
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« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2017, 08:45:46 am »
Crusarius, to I detect a tad bit of excitement?

Just a tiny bit :)
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2017, 08:46:10 am »
ooh this is neat.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/etrailer/TJ01RT.html

to bad it does not have a crank for fine height adjust.

How about a top wind 2000 lb trailer jack? Would that work?

thats not bad. Wonder if the top wind be in the way?
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« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2017, 08:48:54 am »
I am planning 2x6.188 wall. Just the frame should weigh approximately 720 pounds. By the time everything else is on it I am betting the entire thing will weight 1500. Definitely hope to keep it under 1800. Should make it pretty reasonable to move around with just about anything. Except maybe not so easy by hand.
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« Reply #72 on: August 15, 2017, 05:02:20 pm »
The clutch showed up Monday. I got 2 boxes today. Expecting 2 more tomorrow. To bad I will be in the Adirondacks this weekend. Won't get a chance to start building.

But at least I will get to Boonville.
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« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2017, 08:16:29 am »
Here are the first 3 packages. Next two should be here today.



I may be getting a little excited about this :) Already have a few ppl telling me about trees they are taking down. Have a lead on 3 nice basswood trees and a few nice maples. Plus my 10 acres of my father 50 acres of trees.

Where am I going to store all this wood?
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Re: Well now I did it. The sawmill build has begun.
« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2017, 08:41:25 am »
You can store your excess wood at my house.  My storage fee is absolute and unhindered use of said wood.  ;D

Have fun at Boonville.  I went once.  Loved the machinery, hated the crowds.  I don't think I'll ever go again.
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« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2017, 09:00:01 am »
Ox do you do pickups?

I do hate crowds, but I enjoy toys :)
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« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2017, 09:16:04 am »
My pickup fee is double the amount of wood.  Free, clear and unhindered use required of course.  Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm gonna need this in lumber form, all planed to uniform thickness and all shoulders rounded over.  Is this too high a storage fee?  :laugh:
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« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2017, 09:33:48 am »
you lost me at planed. what you think this is? An airport? :)
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« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2017, 08:33:04 am »
here it is. The last package arrived. Now to figure out how it all goes together.

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« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2017, 11:43:49 am »
i meant planed as in running them all through a thickness planer to have uniform thickness to all boards  :)
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