|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 02-08-2014 11:36 PM||1304 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-08-2014 11:36 PM
Today was a nice warm day, compared to the last few here in our small chunk of heaven.
The thermometer was hovering around 50° and the wind before I started was pretty calm, that is, less than the gale force breezes we’ve been getting since Thanksgiving.
I decided to get out and slab up at least one of my walnut logs.
I started about 06:30 by going to the shop and attaching the biggest saw I own to my chainsaw mill.
I measured the logs and after taking off the bark didn’t need more than the 20” bar so I had to remove the saw from the mill, remove the 28” bar and chain from the saw and reinstall the 20” bar with chain in place of the 28”.
Got the saw out of the mill, didn’t hurt my self at all this time. Not even one little spot of blood anywhere!
I started loosening the bolts that hold the slide bars and found that a person I loaned the mill to had rounded off the head of one of the bolts.
See how simple that sounds? Haa!
Finally got that done.
Attach first cut steady rest to the log…. attachment block in wrong place.
Fire up the saw. It must be mentioned I just put a new aftermarket clutch, spring and clutch drum on the saw. Kind of like putting a stall converter on a turbo 400…. when that clutch decides to grip, SOMETHING is gonna move.
Whudda thunk I didn’t sharpen the saw when I was done down in the swamp with all those old elm and oak trees to get out of the creek.
Walnut has a strange green color I haven’t seen before, It is pretty dry, showing 24%
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