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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2017, 12:22:09 am »
I'm gathering up stuff to put one on my saw mill bed.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2017, 12:16:13 pm »
PC, yes materals for the farm.  The pier needs new joints and the barn needs work.  It is so seldom that I have access to White Oak that I cannot let this pass.  I got plenty of replacement bridge decking with the other logs.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2017, 02:05:09 pm »
A white oak that nice big and straight around here would bring at minimum a $1 a bf. Id cut it down load it up and sell it to a mill.

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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2017, 03:49:38 pm »
What would be on stump price?

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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2017, 04:49:30 pm »
Here in the Hoosier State, it would be worth about 600-700 bucks if it graded average; top quality could go all the way up to 1200.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2017, 01:25:56 am »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the mill is rated for a load of 4400lbs.  ...

The hydraulic loader is rated for 4400 pounds. As long as you don't drop the log on the mill, it should take it.

Lynn, when I had my manual mill I managed to turn some "impossible" logs by dousing the bed rails and side stops with a water/detergent solution. It's amazing what a little extra lubrication can do.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2017, 06:18:22 am »
Didn't mean for this thread to morph into one on router sleds. Seems to fit given the topic of really big logs and what to do with them.

Thanks for all the information on the router use for cleaning up slabs. Never would have thought of that and looks doable. I'll see what I can fab up for one...

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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2017, 08:29:51 am »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the mill is rated for a load of 4400lbs.  ...

The hydraulic loader is rated for 4400 pounds. As long as you don't drop the log on the mill, it should take it.

Lynn, when I had my manual mill I managed to turn some "impossible" logs by dousing the bed rails and side stops with a water/detergent solution. It's amazing what a little extra lubrication can do.

There's always time for lube.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2017, 08:46:20 am »
Thanks Bruce, I had not thought of lubing the bed rails. 

For some reason "slop your dripper" (Archie Campbell) came to mind.   :D
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2017, 09:43:36 am »
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2017, 08:25:45 pm »
We set up on the 54" butt white oak today, although, somebody went and swapped it out for a red  :D
We fought it all morning through the first log but finally got dialed in here. The slope and saw are right, it didn't need me, I walked around and got a shot in action  ;D.


I sure wish we had made this connection 6 months ago, the guy does shoulder surgery... I'd have been happy to trade work  :D

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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2017, 12:35:34 am »
I usually use water and liquid soap, 'cause it's cheap. Cooking oil works, too. So does snow (oh, wait -- I don't think you get any of that :D).

Don't forget the side stops as well. I just put some lube on the log above the side stops.


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