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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2017, 08:24:44 pm »
That worked....thanks.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2017, 10:20:57 pm »
btulloh,
Them are some nice round straight logs. It seems half of the logs we get wouldnt roll well so we only stage 3 or less so we dont get a bunch we would have to move if the forklift was required to turn one on the mill,

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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2017, 11:10:54 pm »
Firefighter, you've got a perfect spot there. Get the mill up in the air and throw up a nice lean to and you've got it made in the shade.

Pc, i get lucky on the logs some of the tree guys bring me. The ugly stuff gets forked on from the other side of the mill. Some of them just end up as firewood. The ugly pine i usually just saw out as 6x6.  Funny thing is they still look better than the 6x6s I see at HD.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:47 am »
My mill is under a new building now. ;D

Those oak trees around that area has died off. Something has been killing oak trees around my parts. :o We still don't know what it is. :o I have 7 dead now in that area that I need to fell.

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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 09:12:37 am »
I have noticed that the lumber I get from rough logs looks better than some from the big box stores. My customers notice too. Sometimes we load up a log to saw and in the process of sawing the ''ugly'' off the middle looks pretty good to me.

I have had 1 individual that bought enough barn siding form me to cover the ''road'' end of 3 buildings and totally panel the inside of one large building for a flea market. He had a carpenter doing the work. That carpenter had a client that wanted to panel the inside of an old barn to make it into a rustic wedding chapel. Between the 2 jobs we have cut 20,000 bdft of barn siding, all from a word of mouth that I have no Idea who the original ''mouth''was.

Btw those paneling guys like ugly.

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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2017, 09:21:34 pm »
That picture of my mill is on its current location, but I'll be moving it home where I don't have as nice a spot yet. I will some day, but for now I will get a carport and set it up on the 6x6's.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2017, 09:59:30 pm »
Sounds like a plan.  Keep us up to date.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2017, 05:06:29 pm »
Well, this is my update.  The mill is sitting on my trailer, waiting for me to get the site prepared and a carport in place.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 03:33:25 pm »
Finally some progress on mill site.  Skid steer work done today to be able to put up an 18x26 carport that the mill will live under.  I will finish that work tomorrow and then bring in rock on Tuesday.  Then I will build a wooden deck to set the mill on.  This will give me a wooden walkway to walk on since this is a manual mill.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 07:28:10 am »
A wood walking deck is a good thing. In that first picture I posted, I had a crane matt that I was paid $150 to remove from a pipeline job site. ;D

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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 09:18:40 pm »
Itís nice to get paid to take something away that you may have paid to have.
I think eventually I will pour concrete under the carport, but for now the wood deck will be nicer to walk on than gravel and it will be easier to clean up the dust.  On the opposite side the platform will serve to raise the bed about 8Ē which will be easier to pull boards from.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2017, 05:03:05 pm »
I was going to build a wood deck to set the mill on, but with the concrete footings I decided to pour for the carport it made sense to just pour a pad for the mill.  Next week Iíll be putting up the carport and setting the mill in place.  Canít wait.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2017, 07:39:26 pm »
Still put it on some beams to get it knee high off the the ground level. 
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2017, 08:27:43 pm »
I wasn't sure if I would like the LT15 to be that high.  On the side opposite the operator it will be elevated about 6 inches due to the concrete.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2017, 07:17:18 am »
Trust me, you will.  Or, your back will. 
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2017, 05:09:20 pm »
I have the carport about half done and the mill in place.  Ran out of time today, but got enough roof on to keep the head dry.

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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2017, 07:12:49 am »
I found with the screw feet that turning a big log will cause them to shift sometimes.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2017, 07:52:28 am »
Yeah, at the very least Iím gonna spray paint around all the feet so I know where to move it back to to be level.  If it gets to be a problem I will anchor it somehow.  Either bolts right thru the feet into the concrete or just something around the feet to keep them from sliding.  I remember it moving around a bit at Andyís.
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Re: Setting a mill on a wood deck
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2017, 01:42:17 pm »
When I put my LT15 on concrete using the round feet, I found that turning and loading caused the mill to move quite often. I could always move the mill back with my logrite cant hook but it was a nuisance.   

 
Taking advice from WDH Danny, I built a wood base for the mill and anchored it to the concrete 

  

  

 

The mill doesnít move around and the knee height is easier in the back.
However you end up ó happy sawing
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