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The Sawmill #3: nearing the end of the tunnel

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 05-06-2013 02:46 AM 1033 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: progress at last. Part 3 of The Sawmill series Part 4: an hour short of daylight »

The anul welder I have (Kevin) has been a blessing to me. He is very precision with everything. Thus I will have a great machine when he is done. We came into today with the idea that we would saw the first log by tonight. 14 hoursllater and a few missing pieces, tomorrow will be a good time to saw a log. Here’s a few pictures of our day.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.



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Buckethead

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 02:50 AM

Looks like a full days work from where i sit. Is this to be the permanent location of the mill?

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 02:53 AM

It is made to be able to disassemble and move.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 03:00 AM

Hurray for Monte! Going to have a lot of lumber. Hope you planed on storage? Congratulations!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 05-06-2013 03:06 AM

Storage is still in the planning phase.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 03:10 AM

you can cut the lumber to build the storage building…... :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-06-2013 03:21 AM

Lookin good! I’ve got lots of storage space! You can stack all the lumber you want at my place.

I’m looking forward to seeing the first cut! A video will be in order for sure.

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

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 04:17 AM

Love following this project, as we have been thinking about building one ourselves. Great job

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 05:12 AM

That is a great setup you are building. Definitely a time saver and $$$ saver when you are finished. That will be the best lumber that you mill yourself…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#9 posted 05-06-2013 06:52 AM

definitely on my list of things to fabricate> i still have 4,000 lbs of black locust waiting to be new indestructible furniture

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#10 posted 05-06-2013 10:07 AM

Looking good Monte. Your lucky to have a precision minded co-worker.
The more precise your build, the more precise your lumber=less waste to the planer/joiner=less time taken from your projects.
I like where you have it, flat open ground.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#11 posted 05-06-2013 10:29 AM

I am envious but darn glad for you! I know this will really help you out and also let you cut just what ya need. Looking forward to the first start-up of this mill!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 05-06-2013 12:47 PM

Wow, that’s gonna be a very nice wood slicer

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 01:28 PM

way to go monte, this will be a wonderful set up, cant wait to see the wood get cut up, you might need to take andy up on his offer, lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 01:33 PM

Planning on being in Oklahoma with it this fall

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 05-06-2013 04:42 PM

Looking at the pictures again. What brand of welder is that?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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