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Offline moodnacreek

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D 13000 Cat sold!
« on: March 27, 2020, 06:58:19 PM »
Got lucky today. Have a young feller that bought a Turner pony ball and roller sawmill and tried to run it with a 30 hp tractor pto thru a crossed belt set up. He now owns a d8 cat power unit, 154 hp @ 1100 rpm. I threw in a set of 6C  V pullies and 6 c144 belts and a bunch of other stuff. I had enough parts to put another mill together but nobody wants one. I am the only working sawmill left in the county as far as I know. I am very exited about this young man. He does not want a woodmizer! If it wasn't for this damn virus [can I say that here?]  We could have sawed 8' white pine that was on the deck today but we had to keep away from each other. I thought all my old sawmill stuff would have to get junked but know there is hope.

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Re: D 13000 Cat sold!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 06:59:06 AM »
Cool story.  I think that sawyers are a different breed altogether anyways and therefore there ain't many around.  This guy you found is one in a million probably. 

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Re: D 13000 Cat sold!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 07:18:16 PM »
Its the old story what goes around comes around. Us guys with circular mill are few and far between. Band mills are quick and easy to set up with a short learning curve, portable relatively quiet and average Joe muff can run them. Circular mills are a minor industry, noisy and persnickety to set up properly. If someone has the tenacity and skill to set up an old circular mill it can be the best buy and cut with the best band mills. I've got both but enjoy the circular mill most, getting real tough to find a Hammersmith without a long drive. I'm tempted to start wailing on the saw myself.

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Re: D 13000 Cat sold!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 05:42:40 AM »
I loved my Meadows mill....but it is way easier to deal with a bandmill, especially if you saw alone. I miss it and I don't.
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Re: D 13000 Cat sold!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 08:00:33 AM »
Moodnacreek - [can I say that here?]

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Re: D 13000 Cat sold!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 09:42:22 PM »
Amen.  Great place.
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