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Offline chevytrucking

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Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:39:51 pm »
I joined this forum years ago and started a sawmill. Got frustrated with not having a shop, so parked the project and focused on that for a long time. Still not done, but finally got back to the mill project. Here's a first look...

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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 04:48:28 pm »
Good first cut... I know you'r all smiles... Dream night tonight...
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 05:16:47 pm »
nice
i would really appreciate a detail of your clamps....could tell enough from the video i could gain alot with my mill with that set up

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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 05:46:36 pm »
very nice,, nuff said, man o man, you got it done!  this is killer for sure,,I have some ideas but will leave them here, no doubt you will figure this one out,, happy, happy, happy! for you!
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 06:25:33 pm »
Glad you got your mill and shop together. Not going pc on you but get some guards on your mill before you have company. You don't want anyone standing around when a band breaks.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 06:26:14 pm »
I envy all you guys that took that step to build your own mill . The talent shown is always a pleasure to see . For someone just wanting to be able to mill his own stuff this is a dream come true . Well done and happy sawing !
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 06:51:57 pm »
Wow, 7 years is a long time to stay quiet.  Congrats on the sawmill and 1st Cut. 

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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 07:15:08 pm »
Thanks guys. I filled out my profile too. I joined this forum and read everything I could back then, started a mill project and got side tracked big time. After years of sitting, I pulled it out of mothballs and finally finished it. It's not perfect, made on the cheap with mostly re-purposed materials. But, it does make lumber! Still learning, but having fun so far. I'm working on a second video that goes into the details of how it's made, coming soon.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:12:12 pm »
Great build and great first video.  Love the setup getting the chainsaw going to start the process.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 08:25:34 pm »
Looks like a great job to me.
Thanks for the video.

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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 06:04:50 am »
You should be happy!!
I have log stops that go straight up and down too. I put inch marks on mine. 4 inches is really 3 and 6 inches is really 5 and so on. Meaning when I set my saw to cut 6 inches,I know I have a to clear the log stop when I have it set at 6 inches. Really helps out when I am cutting flitches.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 06:49:33 am »
Congratulations on completing the mill and the shop.  Enjoyed the video.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 10:15:27 am »
Like to see how you are doing your guide.  I really like cutting cedar.  Sure is pretty coming off your saw.
Nice done vidio.
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Re: Finished my homebuilt mill, finally.
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 07:12:14 pm »
Well done
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