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Bandsaw Mills / pictures
« Last post by Ldown734 on Today at 10:07:52 PM »
I tried to add pics for 3 days and I am giving up on trying to add them and this site It is impossible to add pictures and I am no computer wizard
Bandsaw Mills / Not a good morning
« Last post by mountainlake on November 12, 2017, 04:03:18 PM »

 First a wire going to my cord reel breaks, then next a hydraulic hose to the log turner blows ( it was still original after 15 years and over 13000 hours so it did good)  then ran out of fuel with 3 cuts left. Plus a ugly snarly log  before that.  Steve
Circle Mills / Mobile Dimension
« Last post by Stevem on November 09, 2017, 07:19:23 PM »
Can't find it right now but saw where MD is for sale!  Good, heavy duty mill and capable of a lot of production!  Anybody want to buy a sawmill company?
Bandsaw Mills / Used mill
« Last post by Lko67 on November 05, 2017, 05:26:21 PM »
I have the opportunity to buy a woodmizer LT 40 with auto feed and up down log roller and loader with extra blades and maintenance parts plus sharpener and setter 2000 hours around 1990 what would be a ballpark price works and cuts good
Off the Topic! / facebook
« Last post by joasis on November 01, 2017, 06:58:23 AM »
Just in case anyone is interested, I maintain a facebook page for my business, and I thought I would share it if anyone wants to see what I do. Selfless promotion, but I get a lot of calls based on the pictures I post. Take a look and enjoy.

If any of you do facebook, you can friend me or we can trade likes on business pages.
Bandsaw Mills / boooo ....
« Last post by jake on October 31, 2017, 06:23:11 PM »
Happy halloween everyone!  ;) Milled this a few weeks ago from an ugly maple log.

Bandsaw Mills / Anyone know Jerry in Kentucky?
« Last post by jake on October 31, 2017, 09:06:37 AM »
Good morning ... anyone here heard of Jerry? I came across this guy on FB page for portable sawmills, he runs a sharpening service in Kentucky and sells various bands including Kasco and Ripper 37s. Seems like a lot of people on FB know him, his name is usually mentioned if someone's looking for resharp or a place to buy bands. Anyone have experience dealing with him? Spoke to him on the phone today, so that was a good sign that he actually picked up his phone. More than I can say about others in this business. I've been doing a lot of wide cuts 20-22" in hickory and hard maple, and have had good results with 4 deg bands, but I'm thinking of giving the ripper 7 deg bands a try. Anyone done that? How do they perform in wide cuts in hardwood? Thanks, Jake.
Off the Topic! / Let There Be Light
« Last post by joasis on October 29, 2017, 07:10:39 AM »
New movie out, Let There Be Light.....really good. Take it in if you get the chance. Nice to have choices that don't tear down our faith.
Bandsaw Mills / Am I the only one? Can't be...
« Last post by Ox on October 27, 2017, 08:51:41 AM »
Am I alone in hating edging boards on the mill?  I'll let flitches pile right up and then do them all at once if I can.  Most times it turns out all right but sometimes that one flitch will be pretty wide on one end and it'll come out ruined because it's in the middle of the pile and I don't see it soon enough.  True, more careful and diligent planning of this operation will save this one oddball board but I just hate doing it so much I chalk it up to "production speed losses" and forget about it!  The joke is I'm very slow sawmilling because everything is manual on the mill and I don't move too fast any more.
 I'm not like this with most things in my life but there's just something about edging.  All the handling, flipping, tiny little shavings of bark and sapwood breaking and falling all over the place in a mixed up jumble.....argh!  ::)
General Discussion / Greedy Hypocrite
« Last post by Ox on October 23, 2017, 09:02:03 AM »
I'm betting this gets at least one set of eyes from another forum just from the title.  ::)

This is about the fact that NY has made motorized bicycles illegal.  I'm not sure exactly when, but when I looked up the laws this is what I found out.
 Both gas powered and electric powered.  The law says they will be considered as motorcycles/mopeds and you must have at least a motorcycle license and registration, inspection, and insurance to ride one.  This is from a state/governor who relentlessly prides himself on his progressive liberalism and always trying to be the first to do things when it comes to the strange ways of the liberal.  Not very green, is it?  You can get close to 100 MPG with the gas bikes and isn't electric supposed to be the green wave of the future?  This all stems from ONLY New York City where messengers were zipping around on electric powered bikes "causing a danger to people on foot".  So once again because of the rectum of a city named NYC the rest of us in the state have to suffer because of them down there.  God, I hate it here anymore.  I love the country but hate the state.  Gotta get out before I die and take my family with me so they can start their families in a freer state.

However, I found a loophole.  Nowhere does it say you can't have a powered bike trailer.  This will be my way around the laws.  If it isn't written as a law, it's legal!  There's a place called Atomic Zombie that sells plans to make your own recumbent bikes, trikes, cargo bikes and trikes, etc.  There's a powered single wheel trailer they named "The Bully" because it's always pushing you around.  What a novel idea.

The reason I'm looking is because hopefully in around 10 years we'll be living south of the Mason Dixon somewhere around water, will be buying a decent sized trawler style boat of around 40' to cruise and live on, and need transportation when on land for supplies and exploring and touring and such.  Regular bikes get stolen all the time and hurt me something fierce cause I'm a bigger guy (read 6'2" and around 280 lbs with more spare tire than I would like) and I have health problems that cause lots of pain and so a recumbent will be the answer (similar to kicking back in an easy chair which doesn't hurt me near as bad).  Plus my balance sucks and I don't want to fall off a bike when I'm older so a trike is the answer.  A trailer is needed to haul stuff so a powered trailer pushing a recumbent trike can be the answer to everything.  Only cons are size and weight which make it a challenge getting the thing off the boat and into a tender.  A jib pole/boom can be a simple answer and many of the trawler style cruising boats have one already mounted on the fly bridge.  The tender will be an old Boston Whaler console with a small outboard and around 16 foot or so.

Just wanted to share some hypocrisy from the "legend in his own mind" governor and law makers of my state and how I'm going to work around it.

Stay tuned as this will be a long and slow story.  Remember: 10 years!  Right now I'm sawmilling for a front porch build for next year.  I figured I might as well try to increase property values while we're festering here and paying off debt and such.
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