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From tree to lasting memory #4: sawmill finished

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 07-18-2011 02:37 PM 2322 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after two years of planning and buying parts, I came across a guy selling a used saw mill. So I had to reconsider the whole idea of building one. As they say that was a “no brainer”

This is my first sawmill so I can’t compare it to others but it works very well. It had plenty of power cut throw that 26” wide oak. The up and down uses a manual crank it is a bit hard to run the saw up but it does work. It is a Log Master LM 1 Portable Sawmill. It has a 30” capacity throat and can cut 12’ long. Powered by 13hp gas engine w/ a centrifugal clutch. It is a manual carriage.
Hal, you are right about the work out, man those log are heavy.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31



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Bluepine38

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 04:20 PM

Looks like a great sawmill, and that you have tried it out. How do you like it, is that a manual carriage? Do
not be so stingy with your information.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 04:28 PM

Sweet !! Looks like it works Great !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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therookie

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#3 posted 07-18-2011 06:05 PM

very nice is it a good mill?

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 07-18-2011 07:39 PM

Log-Master makes a great sawmill. Now that you have a manual mill, you can give up your gym membership. You’ll get all the exercise you’ll ever need moving logs, stacking lumber and restacking lumber… LOL How are you going to move your logs?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 07-18-2011 07:50 PM

Looks like you saved yourself a lot of work building one and now can get right to work much, much sooner. I wish you good luck and smooth “sailing”. Keep us posted with your wood, logs and lumber.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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gagewestern

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#6 posted 07-18-2011 11:20 PM

well thats just not fair . i’ve been working on one for about two years , i just brought it out and started welding again . is that a new pic. wish the temp. was that low here i think we are at 34 days of 100 or above for the summer . have fun with the mill now you need a kiln.

-- gagewestern

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gpastor

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 01:59 AM

This is my first sawmill so I can’t compare it to others but it works very well. It had plenty of power cut throw that 26” wide oak. The up and down uses a manual crank it is a bit hard to run the saw up but it does work. It is a Log Master LM 1 Portable Sawmill. It has a 30” capacity throat and can cut 12’ long. Powered by 13hp gas engine w/ a centrifugal clutch. It is a manual carriage.
Hal, you are right about the work out, man those log are heavy.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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Don W

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#8 posted 07-19-2011 02:14 AM

I’ve used a bandsaw mill. I’d love to own one. Still not as much work as my Alaskan mill, but still a workout indeed.

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

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 07-19-2011 03:03 PM

If that manual crank gets to hard on the up part, you might be able to adapt a hydraulic jack to give you
an assist, but as Hal said, you will not need your gym membership any more. Are you going to air dry your
lumber? Thank you for sharing and giving us something to drool about, this is type of eye candy that my
beautiful Lady does not mind unless I start thinking about buying it. She seems to think that I am some
thing like Mr. Toad of Wind in the Willows fame.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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