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The Sawmill #5: silence is broken

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Blog entry by Monte Pittman posted 05-08-2013 02:30 AM 1767 reads 1 time favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Probably the most paranoid I have ever been starting an engine. But start it did. Purred like a Kitten. Tracking worked wonderful. Then with breath held, I went through the log. SWEET! I couldn’t take video since I was alone and kind of had my hands full with other things. This was a Beetle Kill Pine log.

Look out Andy, I am coming thru!

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



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JSB

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 02:31 AM

Thats what I’m talking about! Heck yeah Monte! If you dont mind me asking, what was your build cost?

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 02:33 AM

You can ship one to my house whenever you get a chance I have some red oak and black cherry logs waiting to be milled.

Very nice and I envy you ever so much.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 02:34 AM

I will have about $3500 in it when we finish covers and paint.

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

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 02:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS MONTE YOU DID IT!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 02:46 AM

HOW BIG IS THE ENGINE?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 02:50 AM

DocSavage45 – 16 hp with electric starter

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 02:55 AM

We needs da video! :) Set your camera up on a log or scrap wood tripod or something. Usually it’s just a 1/4”-20 bolt that goes in the bottom, if my memory serves me correctly. You’ll know right away. Just be careful not to overtighten.

Oh yeah and that’s awesome, which is why video would be fun. That will pay off quickly for you I would think.

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 02:59 AM

THAMNKS

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 03:09 AM

Yaaaayyyyy!!!!! Clap Clap Clap! >>>Standing OVATION<<<

Congratulations on the new toy!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 03:31 AM

Right on man! Nothing like that first cut after hours of building a machine.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 03:34 AM

What a great accomplishment to be proud of…! I know you must be in the clouds….

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#12 posted 05-08-2013 03:54 AM

Awesome man! Are you planning on putting a bigger blade guard on that thing? You dont want to be standing close to that thing when the blade breaks.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 05-08-2013 03:58 AM

Yes there will be full shrouds and safeties in place.

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

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#14 posted 05-08-2013 09:44 AM

Very cool

-- Vince

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 09:59 AM

Man….what a saw. I am sure you will get great use out of this and will absorb the cost quickly due to the amount of work you crank out. Good idea and a good build.

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

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