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Sawmill #1: Upgraded my Sawmill

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Blog entry by Hugh posted 311 days ago 1225 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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That chainsaw mill was hard work for the past 4 years but it got the job done. I have upgraded my sawmill now and my new Woodmizer LT40 make it a lot easier. I just got back from the neurologist getting a nerve study done on my wrist because I have really aggravated my carpal tunnel now. It looks like the surgery procedure is coming soon. Man handling big logs will get you in the long run but I enjoy cutting the wood. This Woodmizer with all the hydraulics makes it Soooo much easier. I have a lot of pine logs now that will become a new wood shop when the boards dry. Hopefully by spring I can get started on the new wood shop so I can get all of my woodworking tools out of my garage. Now that I have my 66 mustang back from being restored I don’t want to cover it with saw dust.

Woodmizer LT40 Hydraulic

Out with the old hard manual labor Chainsaw Sawmill

-- Magnolia, Texas



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palaswood

559 posts in 338 days


#1 posted 311 days ago

Wow. This is my dream machine btw. I’m totally stoked for you Hugh. Thats quite a setup you have now. What species are those cants? Pine?

what are your plans for that chainsaw mill? I would be interested in a used one if you’re gonna part with it now. :)

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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NormG

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#2 posted 311 days ago

Congrats on the new mill, and also on the restored car

-- Norman

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Don W

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#3 posted 311 days ago

nice new mill.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 311 days ago

I am so envious of your new mill!
Your chainsaw mill looks really nice as I have never seen one on tracks like that one.

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

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Hugh

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#5 posted 311 days ago

Palaswood,

Yes, it’s all pine. I plan on building a shop and some furniture for my weekend cabin. The LT 40 is awesome. I can cut a lot of wood very fast. I am trying to find some cedar. I’ll run across some before long.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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bigblockyeti

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#6 posted 304 days ago

I’m contemplating buying a manual bandmill, and I’ve heard it’s a lot of work, but only cutting a couple logs in a day maybe 5-6 times a year doesn’t seem for me to justify the expense of a more optioned mill. That said, if I had more time, storage & wood available I might reconsider. I’d love to just do enough work with the machine every Saturday to pay for itself.

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Don W

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#7 posted 304 days ago

bigblockyeti, I love my mill. It was well under 3 grand delivered and works very well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dallas

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#8 posted 304 days ago

Don, OT here, but what is that Kubota model you have? We need a new tractor here at the campground and I am looking at small to mid sized.

We now return you to your previous thread!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Don W

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#9 posted 304 days ago

The kubota is a 2360. I bought it before the mill basically to clear my driveway in the winter. For the size, it is amazing. Obviously bigger would be better, but I have very little complaints for what I do with it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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JayT

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#10 posted 304 days ago

I’m sure the upgrades are great and all, but what I want to know is …... where are the pics of the ‘stang?

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Don W

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#11 posted 304 days ago

Very good point JayT!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Hugh

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#12 posted 304 days ago

Jay, I still have a little work to do on the interior and put rims and tires on it then I’ll post pics.

-- Magnolia, Texas

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