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Offline cbailey1956

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Finally starting to set up mill
« on: September 09, 2017, 08:06:28 pm »
Hello to all.  Been a long time lurking here but trying to soak up as much as I could before starting.  Finally laid up four small piers to set the sawmill corner posts on.  I have 60 acres but nothing flat so all buildings require prep.  Purchased the mighty mite saw last year and have been busy like everybody else but told myself to quit thinking and start doing.  I hope to have some help the next couple days to set up the framework and saw carriage.  Rebuilt engine is in garage waiting to place on mill when all is put together.  Anyway wanted to say thanks in advance to all those who post allowing the rest of us to use your experiences.  Craig in VA. 

  

  

 
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 08:22:10 pm »
Welcome to the FF.
Big fan of MM mills.

Look forward to seeing your build,

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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 08:27:20 pm »
Glad you joined.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 09:26:22 am »
Looking forward to see the mill up and running
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:40:53 am »
welcome cbailey plenty of helpful people here. originally from bedford myself. hope all goes smoothly

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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 10:07:29 am »
Now you'll have to join the Mighty Mite user group.   ;)

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,97562.msg1506087.html#msg1506087
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 11:58:08 am »
cbailey, welcome to the forum.

I learned something new today, I didn't know mighty might made a circle mill.
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The winds of change are blowing at hurricane force and I don't like it but good shall come even though I see not how.

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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 07:46:11 pm »
More progress today.  Had a good friend help me get it up and on its posts.  I think the term "portable" means something different to me.  Anyway another step taken.  Good friend is in picture, not me. 

 
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 05:55:16 am »
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 06:10:11 am »
I think the term is more " transportable". D)

Now with a trailer mounted band mill or a swing blade, you can pull up and get set up in maybe 15 mins. It's even practical to move the mill to the next log if it's too heavy to move easily.

But that machine you want to be setting up on site with a big stack of logs beside it, and plan on it sitting there for a few days.

Get good production once you are set up and running though.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 02:08:10 am »
I know of several mobile deminsional mills that are very similar and trailer mounted and very portable. At the auction last weekend there was a timber champ (also very similar) that was mounted on a trailer, about as portable as a guy can get.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 07:07:01 pm »
I bought it after it had been disassembled and replaced with 2 bandsaws.  Never got to see it set up until I just assembled it.  Thought about putting it on a trailer frame but then I saw it is 13 ft wide at the base of its mounting posts.  I assume new end rails could be made to fit about 8ft wide if I ever want to make it truly portable.  Maybe these are not standard end rails,  I think I am at least the 3rd owner and it is very early production.  Currently going through all gearboxes to replace bearings and seals so all play is within specs.  At least mighty mite factory said they had lots of parts in stock.  Maybe / hopefully in a couple weeks it will be sawing. Then I can be 3rd member of fan club.

 
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 09:25:27 pm »
Getting close to having fun.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 09:00:56 pm »
bump, Progress??

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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2017, 08:01:40 pm »
No new progress.  Had it running and cut enough 2x material out of some pine and got two small projects framed out.  Then I got bothered by people wanting me to fix their tractors and construction equipment.  Winter is upon me now and I hope to get a roof over it soon.  Did get to cut some nice 2 1/4 x 10 by 12 ft white oak planks for a friends trailer deck.  Had to call him to help off bear as I could not pick up by myself.  Am very happy with the way it cuts.  Just getting the feel of it and hope to get a good live deck built to handle logs better.  Thanks for asking.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 08:18:45 pm »
The best way to find work, is to not want it. Glad your up and running. Theirs nothing like a roof and a dry place to work. Frank C.
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Re: Finally starting to set up mill
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 09:52:09 pm »
Good for you. 8) 8)
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