I cut my sawmill in half!

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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 08-01-2015 12:40 PM 1872 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is part 1 of 2 in this first video I show the process of cutting a sawmill in half then bolting it back together to be able to cut at stock width of 28’’ then be able to extend to give a full width cut of 46’‘

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 02:10 PM

Paul, this is very interesting. It reminds me of the good old days in our moulding plant. We were always rigging up something or other. What you are doing will make a lot of difference in your work. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 02:04 AM

Interesting adaption. The alumium didn’t mess up the carbine bits? Did you research whether you would get corrosive effects? When using aluminum for roofing it is recommended that aluminum nails be used to reduce the corrosive effect.

Hope this project works out for you.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 04:41 AM

Great solution, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 11:18 AM

Wow, quite impressive modification. Best of luck with the extended operation, hope it works to your satisfaction. I’ll be looking for the next video.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 06:21 PM

Ditto Oldtool. yes for sure. Very impressive

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 01:06 AM

Holy Cow Paul! You have a lot more courage than I have! I really hope this works. Don’t think I could ever work up the courage to do this to my WoodMizer. But it will be very cool if it works as planned.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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