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Re: Sawing Tapered Posts
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2017, 08:00:03 pm »
I have another way. I made a lathe attachment for my mill.
I just put the log on the lathe and raise the tailstock.


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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2017, 08:59:42 pm »
I have another way. I made a lathe attachment for my mill.
I just put the log on the lathe and raise the tailstock.


Pics or it didn't happen!

He's shown pics; it did happen. :)

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Re: Sawing Tapered Posts
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 01:10:32 am »
This one is a tapered twisted octagon ...

 

 
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Re: Sawing Tapered Posts
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2017, 05:00:17 am »
I've got stuff like that I did without a lathe ;D
Seriously, that is some cool cutting. What will it be? a column?
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2017, 07:27:44 am »
I recently tapered a flagpole on the mill. Its not that hard, make sure the big (far) end is resting on a bunk or board. Mark it so it doesn't vary. Run the sawhead down to exit point and lower till the blade is making contact with exit point. Back up head, raise cant with shim to first cut hgth and let her rip. I had marked the center of cant on small end, measure up from rail to mark. Use that measurement to shim up rest of sides. Don't forget to shim the small end against the stops to keep parallel so your cut comes out square.
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2017, 10:16:09 am »
I've got stuff like that I did without a lathe ;D
Seriously, that is some cool cutting. What will it be? a column?

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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 11:29:33 am »
Could make logs from cants with that thing.
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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2017, 01:51:34 pm »
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 09:34:59 pm »
Kbeitz that twisted timber is farginsaweet!
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