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Offline Flyingpig

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« on: December 05, 2017, 05:11:16 pm »
My first post here. A buddy and I bought a Belsaw M14 with a 2L Datsun on it recently and are in the works of getting going for the first time. I'm sure I'll have a hundred questions for you guys here as neither of us has any sawmill experience, he is a ticketed millwright and heavy duty and I'm a ticketed heavy duty with ten years equipment operating experience so we have a good background and aren't totally guessing at everything. Ha ha. I think he'll be chiming in shortly as well...

My first question is: does anyone know a saw doc in northern Alberta or BC? We are in Northwestern Alberta. Thanks a ton!

Once I figure out how to post pictures I'll throw some of our iron up.

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 06:00:03 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum Flyingpig.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 07:25:22 pm »
Welcome aboard. This site is a great place for knowledgeable friendly people. Cheers  Rob
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 07:36:50 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Flyingpig!
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 07:41:55 pm »
Lyle Niemi would be a good resource since I think he's up in your neck of the woods and has fairly extensive knowledge of circle mills. @LyleNiemi

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 10:28:15 pm »
Welcome Flyingpig.  I think you will find this place to be a wealth of information from a lot of friendly people.  In my opinion, one of the best places on the internet.

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 10:43:08 pm »
Welcome! How far north and west? Grande Prairie area? Or High Level?
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 11:18:32 pm »
Im in Valleyview if you know where that is

Offline Flyingpig

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 07:37:13 am »
Wow, this site is a lot busier than I thought it would be (which is a really good thing!).

Yes I'm west of Grande Prairie, in Beaverlodge.


Lyle, I was just in Valleyview on Monday.

Looking forward to being active here for a long time.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 08:56:13 am »
Welcome to the forum mr. pig
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 09:30:55 am »
Welcome! A lot of knowledgeable folk here.

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 11:17:53 am »
Welcome as well,  you say busy on here , your just here on a slow day, wait to the nuts get on here and give you the yopper treatment. it gets busyer.
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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 11:06:50 pm »
Beaverlodge?? Whose your saw shop man? I logged out of Hythe for a few winters.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 10:34:16 am »
Im the other dummy working on this set up.
We used to have a saw shop in Grande Prairie (Prinston Carbide) but they are no longer, so were looking for a new one. My dad used to take blades in to them for repair.
Seems like a lot of knowledge on here. Thanks

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 10:45:46 am »
Welcome to you both. Good knowledge here to learn from.

I missed out on a mill the other day so I'm back to acquiring what I need to build one.

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 11:59:23 am »
BigZ, that's where we started too. Now we've got a pile of garbage AND a complete mill. Ha ha.

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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 12:30:36 pm »
Welcome to the Forum, FlyingPig.  We look forward to your post and photos.

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 12:43:47 pm »
Grizzly, you may have worked with my dad or one of my uncles, or even my wife's dad.

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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 02:44:07 pm »
I don't think Hermit Hauling exists anymore though. I did most of a year with them hauling from north of Hythe into Weyerhauser and then a winter with Minhas hauling into Weyerhauser, Canfor, and the OSB mill (can't remember name). The next 2 winters were hauling private wood into BC. Those were good times.
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Cooks Cat Claw & Dual tooth setter
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 08:36:40 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, SmartAlec!
~Chuck~
Retired USAF (1989), Retired School Bus Driver (2012), and now a Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG2425 Kohler - Shingle & LapSider
Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain the Wood-Mizer.
I LOVE MY SAWMILL