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Offline divemaster1963

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how's it look people?
« on: February 07, 2017, 02:25:02 pm »
Will started to mount it on a trailer before I got hurt. My neighbor decided  to help get it finished. I think it looks great and I will be able to cut 18 foot long boards.


I welded this 1.5 ton winch and am going to install the battery box later. It has a remote so I can load logs without hurting my arm. Now I can take it to the trees instead of being the trees and mess home.

John.

P.S. I'm still out of work after 8 procedures on my shoulder and arm. Doc's  are saying probably  Will have to have at least one more in the next 3-6 months on the shoulder. They want to do another MRI  but think either joint is bad or scare tissue is building up in the joint. Hard to move shoulder and still painful.

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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 02:28:03 pm »
here's the photos. had to resize them.






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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 02:28:49 pm »
missed one.


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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 02:37:01 pm »
Awesome! Sure hope your shoulder gets better.
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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 04:00:47 pm »
Disappointing about the shoulder but the mill looks great.

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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 04:24:55 pm »
Mill looks great, hope your shoulder will be also, soon.


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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 10:22:39 am »
Looks lots better then mine and I can only cut 13 feet.

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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 12:50:55 pm »
Looks great John. What diameter logs will it cut and how long?
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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 01:19:03 pm »
biggest log sofar was 30 in.. i can cut 18 foots with it now.

gww, you need to get a couple fender wells from northern tool to put over those wheels. when thosebldes slip or break  its like a wild whip with razors flying everywhere.


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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 04:04:09 pm »
John
I have broke lots of blades and cut lots of wood.  I don't use a resharp sevice and so I usually grind on the blade to sharpen and run to failure.  I cut alone and am in a safe place.  Its not a real issue.  I have extensions that I could add if I wasn't so lazy.  Instead I just find ways to build with shorter boards.  This was one of the last things I built beside bee hives this winter.


It is like 21 foot by 50 foot and already full and I only did it last summer.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 09:00:22 pm »
sweet. thats what i hoping to build with the trees my nieghboe getting ready to cut down. he's taking down 6 trees that 80-100 foot tall and 28-36 dia pines. he want's some posts and i want to add to my wood working shop.

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 10:59:35 pm »
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All I can say is if you build it build it as big as you can cause it will never be enough.

It is exciting to cut wood and I am sure yours will do better then mine.  So far I have built an 8x10 shed, an out house, raised bed gardens, a club house of sorts (a pavillion over and office trailer with a bed room and deck on top a cedar chest and a head board and the above shed.
Mine don't move though. I hate the stickering and drying worst.  It takes a lot of room and everytime you want a certain board you have to tear down a stack and then re stack it.

It is hard work.

I hope you have as much fun (I think it was fun?) as I have.
I just ordered 20 more blades and have a pile of logs that is going on three years of being on the ground and needs wittled on.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2017, 02:20:16 am »
I've cut up alot of pine for beehives and cedar for furniture when I first got it 3 years I think now. started to mount it on trailer last April before I got hurt. neighbor finished welding on the jacks and we mounted the head on with backhoe.       I still have 6 big cedar logs to cut up and the other neighbor wants 6 trees down. where going to cut up and divide up the wood. just waiting OK from docs and see what  work wants to do about my job. don't know yet if I can still preform job duties whit the idea that more surgeries are possible. everthing is on hold. don't want to put income at risk because of something stupid because I board and restless. have to look out for the misses and me.

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 10:58:51 am »
John
Yes you have had one heck of a set back in life.  I got burned one time that kept me out of work for about 90 days and even that little bit ate up almost all of my savings.  I feel for you.
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Re: how's it look people?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 10:37:14 am »
like your sawmill. when it time in your rehab you might try ti che . the chinese exercise that you may have seen on tv . you may think its foolish but i did it a year . when you do it its easy the first few min .but after an hour you may cry or puke. its hard to recover when your in your late 70s
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