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Blog entry by marcosvillamontes posted 805 days ago 2958 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

certified (numbered) trees to be logged.

logs ready to be cut

more ipe wood logs ready to be cut

1.50 diameter bandsaw for cutting the logs

cutting the correct width

preparing for the kiln dry

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com



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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 805 days ago

Very cool, especially size of that Bandsaw blade!

-- Ryan

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marcosvillamontes

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#2 posted 804 days ago

bandsaw blade is 27 feet and width is 7”. Cutting ipe you need to change the blade every two hours or so.

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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patron

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#3 posted 804 days ago

very impressive

what is happening on the long track
that holds the logs in picture #5
i see the sides are cut already
but how do they get back to the bandsaw
to cut the tops and bottoms

or is there other bandsaws for that further on

-- 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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#4 posted 803 days ago

picture number 5 which is the long track is for cutting the correct width. First the bansaw for the slices from the log in any kind of width, then this long track for the widths (we cut 3”, 4” 5” and 6” wide) , step 3 is to cut the correct length and step 4 is to redimension if there are defects that can be cut out in the width. This is the entire proces of cutting. Later seperating different qualities, then exporting either directly or making deck (molding) or flooring (drying and molding)

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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marcosvillamontes

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#5 posted 803 days ago

dear patron (patron means ‘boss’ in Spanish by the way), I found a picture for a better understanding how this long track actually works:

-- Marcos Villamontes, Santa Cruz, http://www.roquevalente.com

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patron

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#6 posted 803 days ago

si marcos
por eso lo uso

en mis trabajos
con varios latinos
todos me dicen ‘patron’

gracias por mas information
en esta ‘fabrica’

beunvenido a LJ’s !

-- 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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