Equipping the Shop #4: I ordered a bandsaw - Grizly G0513X2

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Blog entry by Ocelot posted 05-02-2011 12:40 PM 3715 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Friday, I finally fired off an order for my bandsaw.

All this wood on the ground inspired me. Can any of you folks who can advice me on how to mill up green stuff on a bandsaw (if that’s a good idea)?

I’ve got a small walnut triee that has a section maybe 10’ long that is straight and should fit through the saw. Also some cherry, not so straight, but I haven’t really looked at it yet. Branches off of a couple of huge oaks that should fit but from what I’ve read may be too reactive to use. etc.


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#1 posted 05-03-2011 04:43 PM

i don’t know much about this myself ocelot

i am surprised that with all the lumber and mill types we have
that nobody has given any help here yet

there have been some discussion lately
about new members just taking and not giving back
like asking help as you are
and then just dumping the blog
without thanking anyone for their help

i’m sure you are not of this caliber of person

we have been a friendly and ‘family’ for a long time now
but recent events soured many
and some just stand out of reach
and only respond from time to time now
waiting to see which way the wind is blowing
and whether the new members will participate
or just grab and run

hope you get some help soon
as i too would like to know some of what you are asking about

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-10-2011 08:52 PM


Thanks for your comments. As for the balance of giving and taking, right now, as a person with little experience, I have little to give. Also, unfortunatley, I have little time to sit on the computer to post. It’s garden season. I’ve got a family, church, trees down all over my property, some medical appointments lately, and I’m a baseball fan (and there’s a game every day). So, I take a few minutes now and then to get on LJ. I expect that my participation will come in spurts as I have time, but I want to make sure I spend more time in the shop than on the computer. Given my low level of experience, I don’t expect my questions are very interesting, but I appreciate any feedback I get.


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#3 posted 05-10-2011 09:02 PM

glad you are hanging in here
just as you
many are switching to spring
outdoor projects
and will also be hit and miss here too

have a good one
and enjoy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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