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What did you do at your saw mill today?
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:02:46 PM »
I think we need a thread going that anyone can post pictures of what they are doing with there mill and the projects they have going on now. Just bar talk...
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 04:10:14 PM »
I'll start out with a problem I had last year with my mill. The band saw wheels had wallowed out the bearing walls of the wheels bad enough that something had to be done. The wheels was to big to fit in my lathe so I found a different way to fix them. 660 Bearing retainer... I first drilled 5 holes on each side of my wheels and tapped them for set screws. I mounted a 20mm shaft in my vise and slid the wheel on the shaft. I made sure it was centered and put the bearing retainer on the wheel and bearing,. It worked great.

 
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 04:13:21 PM »
 Nothing today, I was out on a custom job yesterday for 8 1/2 hours sawing ash.  Lots of 3 x6 different lengths and 1" boards  6" wide. They are building a hunting cabin.  Tomorrow sawing at home some 1 x12 x 14'  white oak and catching up on edging  .  Last Tue and Wen sawed some 14 X14 X 8  10 and 12' out of big ugly white oak. Steve

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 04:18:21 PM »
I'll start out with a problem I had last year with my mill. The band saw wheels had wallowed out the bearing walls of the wheels bad enough that something had to be done. The wheels was to big to fit in my lathe so I found a different way to fix them. 660 Bearing retainer... I first drilled 5 holes on each side of my wheels and tapped them for set screws. I mounted a 20mm shaft in my vise and slid the wheel on the shaft. I made sure it was centered and put the bearing retainer on the wheel and bearing,. It worked great.

 


 Back when I first got my mill I has trouble with the bearings getting loose in the bore also, I took the wheel to the local machine shop  where he bored out the hole a little and installed steel sleeves.  That took care on that problem for $60 .  Steve

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 04:27:22 PM »

 More bar talk..   I was running Simonds red streak 3/4" blades for years and they cut the straightest of any blade I tried, then Simonds changed the Red Streak blades to a deeper gullet blade which didn't cut as straight so I tried Lennox , Dakin Flathers and Kasco blades.  After sawing that tough ash on Sat I'm liking the Dakin Flathers 3/4 pitch blades sharpened to 4 degree and a little shallower gullet. I sawed over 2 hours nice and straight on a couple of them in that tough ash.  Steve

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 09:39:56 PM »
When I get some time I will post the pics of the CottonWood log that kicked my backside for pretty much an entire afternoon.  Nothing like pushing the limits on the size your mill can handle!    While I got some great boards out of it, I bet I still have a couple hours of cutting to finish the darn thing. 

Trim, turn, lift, shift, trim, drop, trim, lift and partially turn, trim, turn little more, trim.  Crap, all that lifting on the big small end pushed it far enough back my blade did not exit on that last trim.  Ever back out of a 17 foot cut on a cottonwood?  JOY!  Ok, log far enough off center I can't turn it anymore because of all the weight on one end. 


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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 02:29:18 AM »
Once while I was sawing walnut I hit some metal... When don;t you when sawing walnut. I finished the cut and found bullets in my log. So I took a chunk to my wood lathe and turned a bullet out of the bullet...

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 07:27:25 AM »
Not a dang thing! Throttle cable broke, trying to locate another!

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 08:00:17 AM »
Kbeitz, you can keep your picture pixes much higher so they turn out better. 
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 10:20:53 AM »
Kbeitz, you can keep your picture pixes much higher so they turn out better. 

Sure would like to know how... I'm using Paint Shop Pro. and I need to resave my pictures using the highest compression to get them down to 40k or under or they wont load. It sure would be nice if we could upload a larger file. Most of my pictures is around 900k in size. Knocking them down to around 40k really kills them.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 11:26:21 AM »
Max image size is I believe 97.66kb

I posted a tutorial a while back about how to post.  You have no issue with posting pictures so ignore the majority of the information. http://www.sawmillandtimberforum.com/index.php/topic,1671.0.html

What is happening is the over compression and low sampling rate being used in your program results in the color change and distortion.  The freeware program I use is the one in the posted link (Infranview)and I really like it.  Jay likes XAT.  I am not familiar with paint shop pro but if you set the desired file size to 90-95 kb or thereabouts it should help prevent the undersampling as it compresses the file size.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 12:07:08 PM »
I went back and re-looked at the pictures you were adding.  After looking at it for a minute and then going to your gallery and finding nothing in your gallery (it was empty) realized that you are inserting pictures in your posting using the "Attachment" link at the bottom of the reply box. 

That option does have a restriction that is different for picture sizing
Restrictions: 6 per post, maximum total size 1000KB, maximum individual size 40KB

Gallery picture size is 97.66 kb I am pretty certain.

I would suggest that you follow the gallery picture posting technique as it works much better than the attachment technique. 
Having said that I would read the link and follow the techniques in the link that I posted above.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 12:41:08 PM »
Whoops, I gave him that information about posting as an attachment.  Good to know how to do it through the gallery and having ability to post a larger pic. 
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 01:37:06 PM »
Nothing at the mill today, or this weekend.  Storm started Friday evening, although we only got about 7", the snow in front of the mill is 2-3' deep.  At or below freezing all week, so no melting, and another (potentially bigger) storm forecast for next weekend.  Time to sharpen some blades and do end-of-year paperwork.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 06:12:23 PM »
Your right. Anything over 40k would not work.
I had no idea there was a different way to post pictures...
I'll look into that... Thanks...
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »
Ok... This is all I see when I post a post. Just where do I find the gallery button?

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 06:30:42 PM »
Ok... I found my gallery... But for the best of me I can not find a way to name a gallery so i can put a picture in it... HELP....
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
Ok... I found my gallery... But for the best of me I can not find a way to name a gallery so i can put a picture in it... HELP....
  Did you read the link in reply 10.

Here it is again. http://www.sawmillandtimberforum.com/index.php/topic,1671.0.html

Went and looked at the thread: post 4 of the thread is how to name/create a gallery. 
I would recommend just methodically going through the thread. 
If you already have the picture at the size you want you can skip the first part. 
Make/open two windows of the forum. 
Put the  link thread I mentioned in one and your post/attempt to add to the gallery in the other window so that they are both visible at the same time and just go step by step.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 10:07:29 PM »
Thanks... After all that work and uploading a picture that I can't see.
I got to say it's just not worth it. Thanks anyway...
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 01:29:38 AM »
Is this the picture that you wanted to display?

It looks like you uploaded it to the gallery just fine.
You said you could not see it.  What can't you see and what did you do?  It should be about 3 or 4 mouse clicks after it is loaded depending upon how you do it.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 05:11:36 AM »
Yep... Thats is... This is a screen capture of what I see... Nothing...
Guess the problem is on  my side. In 90% of the post it's all I see
is the little blue box just like in this picture.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 05:13:24 AM »
This little blue box...

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 09:00:38 AM »
What version of Windows are you using?  Looks almost like XP from what I remember...maybe this has something to do with it?  Because it isn't updated and supported anymore it's screwing things up for you?
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 11:30:27 AM »
Yep.... XP.... Thanks...
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2019, 11:51:12 AM »
I am far from an expert but once upon a time, mid (1990's) I was a true computer geek.  Not any more as the computer world has passed me by in ways that I barely comprehend.  Now I merely know what I don't know.

Have said that
 From your screen shot even though the resolution is pretty low I think it is Chrome.  I went into my Chrome browser to see if I could duplicate the results that you have shown and described and I think I succeeded in getting your results.

In the top right corner there are three vertical dots click on that to customize your chrome browser with the drop down box.
Click on "Settings"  (three up from the bottom)
Scroll to the bottom and click on "Advanced"
In the block "Privacy and security" there are many options look for "Content settings"  (it is near the bottom)
A new box appears and about 8 options down is one labeled "images" click the sideways triangle on the far right
New box shows up and near the top is an option that probably reads" Do not show any images"
If you see that then move the slider to the other position and the words change to "Show all (recommended)"

Exit the settings subroutine.

See if that resolves your problem

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