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Power Tools and techniques. / Looking for a planer, Grizzly ok?
« Last post by A.O. on September 20, 2018, 01:39:28 PM »
So I have a Delta 12 1/2" bench top planer that has done me well for years, but, now that I bought my little mill I need more.. I found two so far.

 A Jet 16" open stand planer, the guy wants $850 but I've not been able to get him to respond.

Just today I located a Grizzly G1021, its older and "looks" ok. It has the cast iron in & out feed tables and a 3hp motor, and comes with a mobile base which I would need anyway. He is asking $450 and its about 3 hrs away... Whatcha think?
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Trips and Travels! / Paul Bunyan Show 2018
« Last post by Cutting Edge Saw Svc. on September 10, 2018, 08:03:22 AM »
Hey all,


Location - Cambridge Ohio, Guernsey County Fairgrounds,  - Oct.  5th, 6th & 7th

Gates open at 8 a.m. Fri & Sat., 9 a.m. on Sun.

This year is the Firewood Processor Shootout.  But there is still ALOT of wood related stuff going on, sawmills included, just not in competition. 



I will easily be found inside/under the Grandstands, in the Kasco WoodMaxx Booth.  If I'm not there, I won't be far away.  If nothing else, give me a call or shoot me a text. 

Be sure to ask about Show Specials when you stop in.   ;)

Hope to see ya there !!    ;D

 - Richard
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General Discussion / Hacked by a Douche Bag?
« Last post by Kojba on August 30, 2018, 09:07:30 PM »
It appears this discussion board has made an enemy.  I wonder who could be behind the numerous, harassment posts?  HMMM, maybe you could find out and burn the douche bag?  I'm not computer savvy, but don't most posts leave behind some sort of IP address or other identifier?
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Bandsaw Mills / A customer first
« Last post by bandmiller2 on August 28, 2018, 07:18:29 PM »
I have been cutting a large order of white pine for an 84 year old gentleman. Finished it today, toughest part is figuring the board feet. He just called me and said I under charged him and he will send me a check for $16.00. Best customer I ever had, logs were clean, no metal, he took the slabs and helped me clean up. He is a retired carpenter and said he wished he bought a mill years ago. Frank C.
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Bandsaw Mills / Easy and tough logs
« Last post by mountainlake on August 27, 2018, 06:58:46 AM »
 
 I have about 2 hours of sawing this morning, the easy about 20 small pine logs just 2 sided down to 4 1/2" about 2 minutes  each then 1 30" snarly 20 year old white oak that is going to saw hard, I'll be using a Dakin flathers  3/4 pitch blade sharpened the first time to 4 degree. it should saw good but will make the diesel work hard.    Steve
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Bandsaw Mills / Sharp bands
« Last post by bandmiller2 on August 26, 2018, 06:21:26 AM »
Do most of you studs sharpen your own bands.?? I would be lost without the ability to sharpen and set. Almost all band milling problems disappear with a sharp well set band. Its human nature if you have to pay $ 7/8 plus shipping to have a band ground you are going to run it too long into dull. If you have your own grinder it costs you almost nothing to tweak a band to perfection. A band that is not dull dull takes very little grinding to restore its pristine edge. I have had a Cats claw for about 15 years that has paid for itself many times over. There are newer "better"?? machines but sharp is sharp and my bands will cut beside the best. I have one or two sharpening customers, never had a complaint. Maybe sharpening is not for everyone but if you mill for hire and use a lot of bands you missing the boat if you don't service your own. (one old farts opinion) Frank C.
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General Discussion / 100 year old timbers!
« Last post by Kojba on August 12, 2018, 05:01:58 PM »
A few days ago, a friend of mine called about milling some reclaimed wood.  He has two piles of 8x8 beams that were salvaged from the 1840's dam built here in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  About 10 years ago, the Army Corps blew the dam, releasing several timbers downstream.  Along with his son, he was able to recover several of these timbers with only the use of a kayak and rope.  Not sure I have that kind of "grit", but he managed to retrieve them from some hard flowing water, strewn with rocks and snags! 
They are "Heart Pine" logs, cut from Southern Yellow pine that was dipped in turpentine.  I suspect they were underwater for over 100 years, but you can still smell the turpentine while sawing!  Surprisingly, the logs are still mostly intact.  I have noticed where they were "pegged", or where they are "Spiked" the log absorbed water and began to rot.  I suppose we will have to cut as best we can, and he will probably end up with some nice 5/4 boards (not sure how long due to the random rot).  After cutting the logs, the turpentine left a black film on the blades, and some build up on my belts.  I'll have to formulate some kind drip formula that will cut the turpentine, and lower the blade build up.  It will be  fun job though, and I'm looking forward to it! :)
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General Discussion / Cotton Wood Killer Log Splitting
« Last post by Kirk Allen on July 24, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »
For those that don't know, Cottonwood IS NOT a wood that likes to be split.  In fact, I cant believe how little wood stopped me from prying this beast open. 

But end was 57".  Split it down the middle with a 36" bar.  Good Vertical Cut from end to end.  I could NOT wedge it open any more than what you see in the pic. 

I had to roll this puppy over and cut from the other side. 

I think this is the last time I try to split a Cotton Wood!   



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Off the Topic! / Had to share
« Last post by joasis on July 17, 2018, 06:45:00 AM »
Elbert Lee Guillory
11 hrs

My advisors have recommended that I not write about this controversy but I owe you. I write as a military veteran and political scientist who has traveled to Ukraine, the Middle East, Helsinki, USSR to study up close.

Fact 1. The world's two greatest nuclear powers should be friendly. That is in the interest of the world!

Fact 2. Tonight the greatest criticisms come from two major groups:
A. Those who hate Trump and who will criticize the President for anything he does.

B. Those few in the military and intelligence communities who are wholly bought and owned by the war industries, for it is in their financial interests to have the US and Russia armed to the teeth and at each other's throats.

As you listen to the shrill screamers, note how often they come from this corner (politicians included)!

Fact 3. The absolute truth is that the Obama administration interfered in the Ukraine elections which led to Russia's predictable takeover of the area which holds Russia's major naval base and sea outlet.

Fact 4. The Obama administration interfered in the election of Israel. Strong Nations do this when they feel that it is their interests to do so.

Fact 5. The alleged Russian interference occurred during the Obama administration, and we heard not a peep. Now these jerks want Trump to punch Putin in the nose and start a nuclear war with the other major nuclear force on Earth.

I'm a patriot and a believer in a powerful America. I have also witnessed the body bags filled with the fruit of American youth when fat old saber rattlers play soldier.

Trump was masterful in Helsinki. The Swamp Donkeys may scream but tonight the world is better off that these two men shook hands!
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General Discussion / Live Edge Blog
« Last post by Tom the Sawyer on July 05, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
I have had a website for my portable sawmill business for more than 7 years.  Earlier this year I decided to add a blog to answer frequent questions, and perhaps stimulate an interactive discussion on topics related to running a small sawmill business.  Several months later, and after several posts, there had been only one comment.  Long story shortened - there were some problems with my host's blog system so I have switched a different blog software (and another learning curve).  :(

I would really appreciate it if you would take a look, make comments as appropriate, and let me know if you experience any problems.  TomTheSawyer@gmail.com

http://Live-Edge-Blog.TomTheSawyer.net

Thanks for the help,  ;)
Tom
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