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Bandsaw Mills / Turner Sawmills
« Last post by jessepettengill on December 18, 2020, 01:53:21 PM »
Hey Friends,

I am researching and comparing the Woodmizer LT40, the Hudson HD36, the Cooks HD3238, and the Timber Kind 1620 for a solid entry level hydraulic mill that meets my needs going forward.  By accident I happened upon Turner sawmills, made in New Hampshire. 

They run substantially cheaper than the aforementioned mills, but use tires for bandwheels.  They claim this is better because it keeps the blade cooler and allows for some give going through the wood and therefore lengthening the life of the blades.  Has anyone had experience with Turner, and what is your opinion of pneumatic tires vs. v groove wheels.

Thanks
JP
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Bandsaw Mills / Should I buy this...
« Last post by jessepettengill on December 14, 2020, 11:14:53 AM »
Hello Sawyers,

Seriously considering this purchase, which aside from my home will be the biggest one I have ever made.  Just wanted to think tank with you all for a moment...

https://www.sawmillexchange.com/view_product2/19516/

What would you want to know about this mill before you bought it?  What do you think about this price?

Kindly
JP
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Bandsaw Mills / Starting a Timber Frame Business
« Last post by jessepettengill on December 07, 2020, 10:44:50 AM »
Hey Sawyers,

I am looking to start a timber frame business with my son and we are about to purchase a bandsaw mill to make our timbers.  We want to do medium size barns, garages and camps, pavillions, car ports, etc. in ready made kits.  I am taking out a small business loan to help with some of the capital (some is coming from my retirement).  Obviously we all want to get the best deal for our money, so I am looking for advice on a fully hydraulic bandsaw mill.  Would you go new, and get less of a mill?  Would you try to find used and get more of a mill?  Would you choose portable to stationary (and why?).  We are looking at sawing 8X8 eastern hemlock, douglas fir, and white oak.  16 foot length max.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom.

Kindly
Jesse P.
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Off the Topic! / You just can't make this stuff up if you tried
« Last post by furu on December 05, 2020, 02:41:35 AM »
You could not make this up if you were trying to write a comedic sketch for Saturday Night Live.
Thank the good Lord that I do not live in that purgatory.  Mine is bad enough but that place takes the cake.

Just heard on the news that LA's Mayor made a new proclamation.


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against COVID-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system.

Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking essential activities.

There are several exemptions, including for faith-based outdoor services and the homeless. Others that can continue to operate include supermarkets, grocery stores and health-care operations, but that doesn’t cover gyms and similar facilities. Still, activities such as golf, tennis and pickleball are permitted, according to the order


Really - Pickle ball is allowed as well as golf and tennis but I can't go walk my dog, or go for a walk in the woods.  These people are literally insane.
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Sawmill Building/construction / Looking for 19 in. Spoked Cast Iron Sheave
« Last post by mbiot on December 04, 2020, 04:23:21 PM »
Anyone have 19 in. Spoked Cast Iron Sheave that they would be willing to sell?
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General Discussion / Devistation has hit the forum!
« Last post by Kirk Allen on December 01, 2020, 10:59:46 AM »
Not sure the best way to let everyone know but here it goes. 

We had to pay for three years of renewal on the domain and it pretty much broke the bank. 

$122.97

Joasis mentioned we may have to do a fundraiser to cover this "massive" expense to keep this site up and running. 

I refused!  LOL! 

We will NEVER do a fundraiser to pay for any costs associated with this site.  Those who have been with us for years know the truth behind why we are here! 

For those that dont know, just know some other sites that have their routined fundraisers becuase of the alleged massive cost of running it are simply false and you have been played!  We uncovered that years ago and that is why this site was started! 

God Bless and let the sawdust fly!
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Sawmill Building/construction / hi everyone...
« Last post by mbiot on November 30, 2020, 06:08:07 PM »
 I'm new and looking forward to being a good citizen.

 I live on a forested lot in southern Ontario Canada...
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Off the Topic! / May the citizen of the USA not be stupid
« Last post by furu on November 03, 2020, 01:58:36 AM »
Title say most all of the thought.
I can now only hope that the citizens of this great country not be stupid in their voting choices and I hope that they have not been stupid in the votes they have already cast. 

The future of this country, more so than at any time in over a century, is at stake.
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Timber Harvest Equipment / Oregon Logger brand skidder
« Last post by iwawoodwork on October 29, 2020, 11:59:48 PM »
Anyone heard of a rubber tired skidded brand "Oregon Logger" ? I had not until I saw one advertised on craigslist, contacted, drove to site, operated it and purchased the skidder about 2 weeks ago. Its not home yet as I am tuning up my 24000lb goose neck trailer to give the skidder a ride home. Previous owner said he thought weight bout 12-14 m but I think heavier.  Has  3 cyl Detroit, yes noisy, auto trans, hyd winch. near new tires 18x 25 or 26. new paint, but it has been welded on and fish plated in spots. articulates and oscillates at the center.  Reminds me of about the size of a Clark 666 that I operated in the early 1970 's  no photos yet. The previous owner said the information he could get was that it was constructed around the Salem, Oregon area and very few built.   I bought it for personal use on our own properties as I still have good doug fir on the ground from the big snow about 2 yrs ago need to get it off the hill and down near the mjll (Mighty Mite band mill) that I am trying to learn to make square lumber on.
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Bandsaw Mills / Bevel siding jig
« Last post by woody on October 29, 2020, 06:46:32 PM »
I have a guy interested in my siding jig but neither of us have a clue to it's value.
I just don't see me using it and it was part of the "package" when I got my used mill. I'm just looking for a fair to both of us price.
I'm not sure, but my mill is a TimberKing and I'm guessing that the jig is as well. It's a little weathered but all the parts move and work.
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