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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #225 on: March 12, 2019, 08:40:52 AM »
I put a scissor jack under my toe board lifter and extended the handle.

Hmmm, I like that set up. Doesn't that arrangement cause that scissor jack to have to lean as its going up?

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #226 on: March 12, 2019, 08:44:37 AM »
K, that was my original plan. and it still may be the final. you ever have problems lifting the logs?

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #227 on: March 12, 2019, 08:53:04 AM »
So they have this one at harbor freight, Might have to look into it for a better toe board set up.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-ton-trailer-stabilizer-jack-96406.html

I could even crank it with my impact driver...

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #228 on: March 12, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
I have been using my impact. be careful with that. with heavy loads I noticed the threads starting to gall.

if you go to any junkyard you can pull scissor jacks out of cars all day long for almost nothing.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #229 on: March 12, 2019, 05:29:34 PM »
I have been using my impact. be careful with that. with heavy loads I noticed the threads starting to gall.

if you go to any junkyard you can pull scissor jacks out of cars all day long for almost nothing.

I agree with the junkyard...

 I put one bolt at the top and one bolt at the bottom both with a locking nut. This way you can keep the bolts loose and let the jack tilt... I had not problems with any stripping. I keep them greased up. It will lift any size log with no problems and the rollers lets you shift the log one way or the other very easy. I got three of them on my mill.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #230 on: March 13, 2019, 06:43:36 AM »
K I only had problems with the threads when I was using my M18 1/2" impact on them. probably didn't help that the threads were pretty dry. once I greased them they seemed much better. It was when I was picking up the full sawmill bed so I could move stuff around.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #231 on: March 13, 2019, 08:01:45 AM »
I'm not even sure where a junkyard is around here.. but I know right where 5 Harbor Freights are! ;-)

Last time I went to a "pic & pull" junk yard, they had no inventory list and charged 2 bucks just to go look! EVERYTHING they had was so stripped of parts (they had their own crew that did nothing but strip cars) I could find nothing useful, left a bad taste in my mouth! What a racket!!


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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #232 on: March 13, 2019, 08:54:38 AM »
know anyone getting rid of a car? or an old junk car parked somewhere. They all have jacks in them up till about 2008 I think. Even the cheap rotary bottle jacks in some of them are really nice. They have a telescoping 3 section jack that goes up pretty high. That works very well to.

I still prefer the scissor jacks. I feel they are more stable.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #233 on: March 13, 2019, 10:29:06 AM »
know anyone getting rid of a car? or an old junk car parked somewhere. They all have jacks in them up till about 2008 I think.

Since I don't have any vehicles that are newer than 2006 (my used 1 ton Ram) what happened to jacks after 2008. 
What do you do if you get a flat tire? 
Call for road side assistance?
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #234 on: March 13, 2019, 11:15:45 AM »
Since I don't have any vehicles that are newer than 2006 (my used 1 ton Ram) what happened to jacks after 2008. 
What do you do if you get a flat tire? 
Call for road side assistance?

A button on the dash that will hydraulically lift any corner of the car/truck.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #235 on: March 13, 2019, 11:29:14 AM »
manufacturers started just putting a can of fix a flat in the spare tire compartment. saves them money and weight.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #236 on: March 13, 2019, 11:33:10 AM »
Ok so I will be stupid.  How does hydraulics lift the left rear unless it puts a "foot" down on the ground to lift up? 

I don't understand how anything other than a square boxy small car could be made to lift the entire car on the remaining three points of ground contact and not be very tippy and thus unsafe to get your arms under to change the tire.

Another thing to break I suppose.  When you say hydraulic lift I presume pneumatic as I don't see a hydraulic system being economical as an add on.

Just did a quick google search and found out a lot 40% of cars don't even have spare tires anymore.  Great!!

Fix a flat I was told by a tire shop makes the tire un-repairable for patching due to the sealant goo.   Another way to sell more tires I suppose.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #237 on: March 13, 2019, 11:40:24 AM »
Ok so I will be stupid.  How does hydraulics lift the left rear unless it puts a "foot" down on the ground to lift up? 

I don't understand how anything other than a square boxy small car could be made to lift the entire car on the remaining three points of ground contact and not be very tippy and thus unsafe to get your arms under to change the tire.

Another thing to break I suppose.  When you say hydraulic lift I presume pneumatic as I don't see a hydraulic system being economical as an add on.

Just did a quick google search and found out a lot 40% of cars don't even have spare tires anymore.  Great!!

Fix a flat I was told by a tire shop makes the tire un-repairable for patching due to the sealant goo.   Another way to sell more tires I suppose.

Just hosing you on the hydraulics thing. >:D >:D

We have a 2010 truck, and a 2014 car, both came with jacks.. Dodges of course. Not sure on the other vehicles out there, cant speak for them.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #238 on: March 13, 2019, 11:45:53 AM »
AO your not wrong. Some high end cars have talked about implementing those. I think they are linear transducers they are using. so electric/.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #239 on: March 13, 2019, 12:19:59 PM »
Well motor home RV's have automatic leveling jacks on all four corners. 
I suppose that you could put them on a car but the complexity and the cost would be bad. 

But as I said I did find confirmation that they are not putting jacks and/or spares in many new cars. 
I would never buy one or if I was forced to do so, I woulds buy a spare and jack and fill the tiny worthless trunk with my spare and jack. 
I would not be caught out depending upon a roadside service to show up in 5 hours to fix a flat.  Not in the areas I find myself.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #240 on: March 13, 2019, 12:22:22 PM »
I do think that you can get a spare tire and jack as an option.

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #241 on: March 13, 2019, 03:18:38 PM »
Dont need no jack.....

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #242 on: March 20, 2019, 07:43:59 AM »
Well motor home RV's have automatic leveling jacks on all four corners. 
I suppose that you could put them on a car but the complexity and the cost would be bad. 

But as I said I did find confirmation that they are not putting jacks and/or spares in many new cars. 
I would never buy one or if I was forced to do so, I woulds buy a spare and jack and fill the tiny worthless trunk with my spare and jack. 
I would not be caught out depending upon a roadside service to show up in 5 hours to fix a flat.  Not in the areas I find myself.

I agree completely, cannot/will not have to depend on others for something like that!

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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #243 on: March 20, 2019, 07:55:27 AM »
So, back to the original thread context..

I'm putting in a new pistol range on the place..

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So I need some 5/4 deck boards for my shaded bench, but first another 12 foot skid is in order so I cut the materials and got on it..





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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #244 on: March 20, 2019, 08:27:01 AM »
 8)  Well done.

Good idea with the tarp for sawdust.

What did you use to coat the posts on your shooting shed?

I'm still envious of your trees.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #245 on: March 20, 2019, 08:43:35 AM »
8)  Well done.

Good idea with the tarp for sawdust.

What did you use to coat the posts on your shooting shed?

I'm still envious of your trees.
Thanks, and yes the tarp works well, I have a sawdust pile about where I was standing for that picture. When it gets too big I haul it off and spread it on my food plots. You can see it here
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Well bring a chainsaw and come on over! ;-)  YES, I like these trees, great construction lumber..
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #246 on: March 20, 2019, 02:57:23 PM »
It looks black in the posts pic but shows green on the bucket...am I going color blind?
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #247 on: March 20, 2019, 04:08:33 PM »
It looks black in the posts pic but shows green on the bucket...am I going color blind?

Here's a better pic of the posts in the sun before I planted them.. it was a bit shady there.

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So definitely green, although it comes out of the bucket and goes on blue! Seconds later it starts turning green.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #248 on: March 21, 2019, 09:39:12 AM »
Cool.  Hopefully it works good for ya.
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Re: What did you do at your saw mill today?
« Reply #249 on: March 23, 2019, 12:17:55 PM »
Today was the first dry day in the forty's ...
Sawed up some walnut today. First cuts for the year.
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