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Day of the Demo - Pictures included
« on: July 15, 2017, 06:34:56 pm »
Well, the day finally came, and I think the boys enjoyed it. I started out pointing out all the major components of the mill and explained how they worked. I then had a mock up carriage way, head-block and top-dog and a cookie that I made a slab and flitch cut on all four sides and re-attached with a drilled hole and a piece of arrow shaft.  I explained how we would be taking those cuts on the log, turning the flat side down and continuing until we had a cant; then completing the final cuts to get the boards we wanted. They needed two 2x10's and two
4x4 posts to make a road sign for their campground. I then explained "board feet" and showed them how my log scaling stick worked.  After getting them all into a safe viewing area, I cranked up the Oliver and cut log to their
wanted size.

  
   This is where I was showing them how the insert teeth are changed. 

    
  Showing the basic cuts to reduce a log to a cant, using a pre-cut cookie
 

      
   Running the saw thru--
 

  
The final product!!   smiley_hollywood_cool smiley_clapping

A good time was had by all.
M Belsaw, 46" insert blade, Oliver 88 power  plant

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Re: Day of the Demo - Pictures included
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 07:52:49 pm »
You never know.  You may have inspired a new sawyer. 
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Re: Day of the Demo - Pictures included
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 07:28:18 am »
I bet their Dads were equally impressed.  Its good that you took the time to do that, tgalbraigh. 

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Re: Day of the Demo - Pictures included
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 08:01:49 am »
Nice demo.I bet they all enjoyed it.
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Re: Day of the Demo - Pictures included
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 02:08:38 pm »
thank you all,  I think they did.
M Belsaw, 46" insert blade, Oliver 88 power  plant