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Making SawdustFrom early in the learning process; here I am milling hickory with an edge clamp on backwards.Raphael
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Black Cherry CrotchUnfortunately this very healthy tree had to come down for the driveway but it won't go to waste. I've collected a nice assortment of air dried black cherry.Raphael
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Ready to RollWith a little rolling assistance even 12hp will skid a log.Raphael
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Off to the millIf the logs get bigger I link in a second garden tracter. If they are to large for the tandom rig then the mill comes to the log.Raphael
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Red Oak BeamFresh off the Logosol mill yesterday, the grain really popped after today's morning showers. This 9"x7.5" beam was supposed to be featured as the central tie in my office hammer beam.

I'm rededicating it to the front entrance...
Raphael
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FrankLad - ShedRaphael
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Damaged Cherry Mystery Still trying to work out how this split happened.Raphael
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Fresh from the nest.I found this little fellow posing on the handle of my brush clippers.Raphael
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Not rated for Dog!!!My choice in milling foot wear, steel toe, metatarsil guard, and electrical hazard protection all adds up to one expensive chew toy.Raphael
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An ugly Red Maple stump.Log becomes solid another 6 ft. above the back cut, which I made a tad high.
Raphael
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Dropped slightly off lineThe tree wanted to go 90 to the right, I wanted it to go slightly left of straight ahead. I'll accept this compromise.Raphael
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Sadie the shoe eating dog.Raphael
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Leah RoseLeah Rose Duff
Born: June 24, 2006 at 12:25am
Weight: 8lbs. 11oz. Height: 20 1/2 in.
Raphael
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Leah Rose & Grampa SwiftRaphael
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Leah Rose - eyes openRaphael
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Leah Rose w/ Mom and Grandma SwiftRaphael
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Inverted MillingPhoto is courtesy of another Logosol user.Raphael
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Logosol sled glideRaphael
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Logosol end of guide railRaphael
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First date continued - my brother's weddingRaphael
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My first fishCaught in or just beyond Seward Bay in Alaska.
I believe this was 1968...
Raphael
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First date with SWMBOJune 1996Raphael
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Hey! Are you guys related?Left to right are:
Sarah (sister in law), Matthew (the little bro), Debbie (aka: SWMBO), Myself
Raphael
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On look outThis is a photoshop job, that ornate staff I'm leaning on is actually a chain link fence with all the fencing edited away leaving just the post.Raphael
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Green Black Birch log-3Raphael
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Green Black Birch log-2Raphael
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Green Black Birch log-1Raphael
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Vintage 30" Band Saw This is the slightly cleaned up auction photo of a vintage 30" Band Saw, cast iron frame and 220v 3Hp single phase motor. It was purchased from a retired sawyer and offered on eBay, I won the auction Sunday (9/17/06) and am currently arranging a pick up time.Raphael
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Bandsaw and evening skyStill in the truck on the evening of it's arrival.Raphael
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DragonRaphael
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Moth on 2x4Raphael
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30" BandsawFreshly located onto it's temporary work platform.
Needs a roof...
Raphael
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Hit & Miss two shotRaphael
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Hit & Miss shinglesRaphael
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Hit & Miss running full boreRaphael
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Humpbacks... Rapier & her yearling calfRaphael
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RamNYS (Rhinebeck) Sheep & WoolRaphael
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Swan at the docksWhale watching 10/22/06Raphael
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Schooner ToursWhale watching 10/22/06Raphael
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Echo with Boston over the horizonWhale watching 10/22/06Raphael
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ReflectionWhale watching 10/22/06.Raphael
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Timberjig cutting a bladed scarf - 2Raphael
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Timberjig cutting a bladed scarf - 1Raphael
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Beaver selected White OakRaphael
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Beaver damage White OakRaphael
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Beaver selected Red OakRaphael
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LogRite's 1st annual MLK open houseRaphael
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Compression in temp joists (detail)Raphael
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Compression in temp joistsRaphael
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Sign (in shop)Rescued from the snow and waiting for repair after the wind blew the framing apart.Raphael
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Sign (posts and frame)My father framed the sign with the nails going the wrong direction.Raphael
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Hock Layout KnifeRaphael
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Cheap Saw guardMade from clip on poster framing cut to length.Raphael
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Toy shoppingKubota L39Raphael
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Mechanical Thumb2 position thumb.Raphael
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My L39 log sorter2009 Kubota L39TLB w/ forklift grapple & mechanical thumb.Raphael
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Forklift Grapple"The Claw, it chooses..."Raphael
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Bloodless Rose RemovalExtracting a Multiflora rose with my W.R.Long forklift grapple.
Just stuck the forks into the brush
clamped down the grapple
Lifted slightly and then swept the stems w/ a chainsaw
Now it's off to the brush pile.
Raphael
   
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