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The Sawmill #3: nearing the end of the tunnel

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 445 days ago 935 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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability



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Buckethead

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#1 posted 445 days ago

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

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 445 days ago

It is made to be able to disassemble and move.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 445 days ago

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 445 days ago

Storage is still in the planning phase.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 445 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 445 days ago

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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hoss12992

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#7 posted 445 days ago

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 445 days ago

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…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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emart

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#9 posted 445 days ago

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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bowtie

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#10 posted 445 days ago

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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jaykaypur

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#11 posted 445 days ago

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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Roger

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#12 posted 445 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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grizzman

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#13 posted 445 days ago

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 445 days ago

Planning on being in Oklahoma with it this fall

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 445 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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