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Author Topic: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!  (Read 35729 times)

Offline Frank Pender - AKA "Tail Gunner"

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009, 10:11:13 AM »
Boy, does that all bring back memories.   ;D

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2009, 11:38:09 AM »
I just hope my memory works well enough to get it all back together :-\
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2009, 11:54:33 AM »
Take lots of pictures.  Memory can get real iffy on the fine points.
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2009, 08:28:24 PM »
Stephen it was sweet gum. Man is that some nice looking lumber. The white oak logs I cut in 3rds with the chain saw and milled 4/4 for flooring. Now I got to dry it all for him and then bring it all back.

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2009, 10:47:22 PM »
Got an email back from Corley MFG and they said the mill was made well prior to 1946  :o

They are sending me copies of all the literature they have on it including set instructions and parts lists.  
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2009, 03:36:44 PM »
Looks like I now have a lot of local interest with people wanting to see the mill in operation.  So much so that several have offered to help get it set back up :) 

I wonder what city slickers would pay to come watch an old fashion sawmill operation, hand feed chickens & Geese, and maybe even milk a cow! 

Allen's Agritourism!  ;D
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2009, 10:01:23 PM »
YOu have a new side line, business.  You will have to hire some rubberneck control folks and guides. ::)

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2009, 09:17:06 PM »
I go back to pick up the first load Wed. of this week. Once I get it unloaded the only thing left to go get is going to be the track and all the blocks they sit on! 

Still conteplating where to set this puppy at here ;D
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2009, 11:44:57 PM »
Now you just have to find a steam engine to run the mill.  Wood burner for sure.  Price of admission just went up.
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2009, 01:41:06 AM »
Now that would be too cool!  8)
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2009, 08:54:34 AM »
I just got an email from Corley Service Department and they let me know they sent a packet of information on my mill and said it should help in the set up. 

I am hoping its copies of the origninal literature because the last time I spoke with them they said those were all still available. 

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2009, 06:25:22 PM »
I am hoping its copies of the origninal literature because the last time I spoke with them they said those were all still available

wow that wood be cool
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2009, 09:43:42 PM »
We got it all loaded on the trailer in 1 hour except for the track.  Not bad all things considered. I got it all unloaded at my place and I will go back in the morning to pick up the track and the stack of lumber!

 

 

 

 

And for those who might recognize the trailer, YES, its the trailer that "COULD" despite all the naysayers who said it would never work.   :o 8) ;D :D

Next to my mill I think this trailer is the second best investment.  Home built for just my purpose!   ;D
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2009, 04:58:07 AM »
Kirk that trailer's perfect for what you use it for. How long it?

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 12:25:41 PM »
The deck is 30' long.  The heaviest load I have had is 28K lbs. 

Legal limit is 15K :police: :D
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 05:28:15 PM »
We went back today and got the track and lumber loaded.  Now I just have to figure out where on earth to put the track at my place.  ::)
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2009, 10:05:32 PM »
You might want to keep it on the trailer until you decide its location. ;D

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2009, 10:38:10 PM »
That will last all of 4 days.  I have 60 logs to haul south of me next week :( :) ;)
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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2009, 03:06:46 PM »
You might have to purchase a selfloader, one of these days.

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2009, 04:36:23 PM »
I wonder if the collar nut was too tight? The collar is an integral part of the blades performance and about 75% of a guys problems with what seems to be tension have to do with the collar being  not set up right(machined).
Looks like a fine set up I am really happy for ya, and you will enjoy running it too!!

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Re: GUESS WHO NOW IS A REAL SAWYER!
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2009, 04:37:32 PM »
You might have to purchase a selfloader, one of these days.
I think we ought to build one one weeked like we did the trailer ;)