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Offline Bruno of NH

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 08:05:00 am »
Frank
I have adjusted it  many times
I had this problem since it was new
At 9" through 10" on the scale
I will get pics on today
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 08:13:04 am »
It does seem there is significant room for improvement, to say the least, especially if you have had to fiddle with it from the beginning.  Anytime there is a mechanical failure like that, especially one that causes a significant injury, its time to take a think and do some learning.  I would think the manufacturer would be very interested to hear about this and do some "learning". 

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 10:52:52 am »
Please under stand I'm not slamming Thomas Bandsaw Mills
I like this mill the frame for a manual mill is the best in the business in my opinion.
I called Thomas today and the owner is out for a bit and i know he will can me.
I even started an owners group on FB this summer :)
I can't afford to get hurt or anyone else for that matter again this year :(
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 10:56:37 am »
The only thing I have ever been good at is working :)
I'm not the smartest or good at sports
Don't hunt or fish
Just want to get back running the mill safely :)
Thanks Bruno
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 12:06:02 pm »
I'm liking KBietz's worm drive unit with a sprocket where the cable drum is for the chain. That unit is sort of self locking. In fact, you could put some form of adjustable friction to the right side of that drum, enough to keep it from drifting at all but still easy to adjust. It could also have miter gears instead of sprockets and on the ends of a rod that runs where the chain does?

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 01:34:50 pm »
You could make a drop latch like old elevators have. The end of the cable is
connected to this latch. If the cable breaks the latch engages a rack system
stopping the box car from falling.

 

 
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 07:14:15 pm »
Great new Thomas Bandmills now has a power up/down unit for my mill.
Heading to Maine this week to pick one up:)
The owner called me up and said it's very easy to hook it up.
Like I said I like my mill
I kind of have a chip on my shoulder about it because when I got it all my friends and family said you will never make a living with that.
Guess what I'm proving them all wrong:)
Just like when I started my carpentry business in 1984 they said he's to fat he won't last he's to this he's to that.
I ended up building comercial jobs with over 1.5 million budgets.
I'm going to have a milling business  :)
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 07:34:44 pm »
Just stay  out  of the Doctors Office
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 07:49:49 pm »
That's the NH way, Never give up, Just think it out, and find the way.
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2017, 08:52:36 pm »
I agree with Peter.  You da man Jim.   8)
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 09:28:56 pm »
Gettem Bruno prove em wrong, I had a guy tell me when I got my sawmill that it was dumb and Id never make anything happen and that did nothing but fuel my fire.
Boy, back in my day..

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 09:31:21 pm »
Gettem Bruno prove em wrong, I had a guy tell me when I got my sawmill that it was dumb and Id never make anything happen and that did nothing but fuel my fire.




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Re: Need some help
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 09:40:18 pm »
When I bought my mill, it was sight unseen, infact it was a few months until spring breakup before I could pick it up, so it was a while before I laid eyes on it.
I naturally slipped my mind to tell my wife that we were the proud owners of a LT40, until I drug it home.
She didn't say a whole lot, but you could tell that she didn't think it was the brightest move I have ever made. lol
I sawed up a couple of old pieces of dunnage I had laying around, then had to go find a couple of logs, and by the time I had them sawed she had changed her mind. lol
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2017, 09:46:08 pm »
starmac, That's how it goes, Then she will see $$$ you will make, And when you want a bigger mill she will say OK honey. :D :D :D ;)
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 10:15:25 pm »
Like myself I'm sure a number of you have also been secretly looked over for the space program, and then you bought the mill and they realize that it would be a waste of just too much mental horsepower to go from that to driving a bus in space. So here we are, rocket scientists

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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2017, 11:03:41 pm »
Ah, but Peter, I do not even saw for hire or sell lumber. lol
She just thought it was a neat and fun hobby that I was going to enjoy, and probably figured she could get a board or 2 now and then.
Truth be told she probably figured that it was cheaper than my gun and reloading hobby. lol
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 05:42:36 am »
Like myself I'm sure a number of you have also been secretly looked over for the space program, and then you bought the mill and they realize that it would be a waste of just too much mental horsepower to go from that to driving a bus in space. So here we are, rocket scientists



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Re: Need some help
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 07:06:48 am »
My father in law figured I was crazy to buy a mill and build a log cabin, said it would have been quicker to stick frame it, and I says yup maybe so but then you have only a stick framed building like every ne else, this is a work of art that will last.
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« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 01:48:42 pm »
My father in law figured I was crazy to buy a mill and build a log cabin, said it would have been quicker to stick frame it, and I says yup maybe so but then you have only a stick framed building like every ne else, this is a work of art that will last.

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« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2017, 02:40:55 pm »
Today i installed the power up/down on my mill no more handle 8)
I went to Thomas Bandsaw Mills yesterday to pick it up.
Jon the owner treated me right on this I left with the up/down kit,two new log clamps,some slab rack brackets,a new band he worked with Lenox to design it has a profile like a turbo 7 and a new hat.
Got a tour of the shop and a new mill that will cut 48 inches wide all new design it looks great they are stepping it up :) :)
I look forward for a lot of new things to come in the future 

  

  

 
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