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Forum topic by Norm192 posted 12-22-2013 01:58 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Norm192

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12-22-2013 01:58 AM

What a beautiful start to two weeks off! The weather was perfect to fire up the sawmill and cut up a couple of logs. The sycamore log has been under a tarp for about 6 months ( with five other bigger pieces ). Rescued that tree from the landfill and she was a beast! Over 36” in diameter! The walnut belonged to a friend. Beautiful log. It cut some 16” wide 7’ long boards! More pics to come.


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hoosier0311

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 02:05 AM

I would love to have a sawmill, I guess I should also wish for space to do it. just a tad jealous here,LOL

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#2 posted 12-22-2013 02:06 AM

excellent day for sure!!

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 02:22 AM

I never considered sawing short logs from side to side like you pictured. How do you clamp them securely? I have a WoodMizer and currently have no way to clamp short sections as you pictured.

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

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Norm192

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 03:07 AM

I just used a couple of wedges so it wouldn’t rock back and forth. The heavy stuff stays put pretty well.

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 03:51 AM

Very nice walnut.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 04:37 AM

Oooo – pretty!

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 06:40 AM

I am jealous … opps, I hope Santa didn’t hear that!

My former manager, circa 30 years ago, let me watch his sawmill in action as this was his woodworking as opposed to using the lumber he had milled. It was quite an experience!

How much did that piece in the picture weigh?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 01:11 PM

I love sawing logs. Every slice is an adventure.

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

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 01:59 AM

Thanks for the reply

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

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 03:22 AM

Thanks for posting your pics… just beautiful. Must be satisfying to pull off piece after piece of wood with such wonderful grain.

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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