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Title: my bees said i have been good so i got this for xmas!
Post by: divemaster1963 on January 19, 2015, 08:40:53 pm
Actually my wife got it for me for Christmas :cheesy:

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But I first have cedar line her closet  :angry:

I also got this to haul logs from the woods
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I mounted a HF wireless winch to.
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John
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Post by: GSF on January 19, 2015, 08:55:40 pm
Just one?

That's a nice piece of equipment.
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Post by: OldMech on January 19, 2015, 09:47:34 pm
that cedar your cutting?  Bet that smells good!   Those big pine logs there will cut into PERFECT boards to make bee boxes!!    :grin:
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Post by: BlueBee on January 19, 2015, 10:03:57 pm
Looks like you've been EXTRA good this year!  Wow.  Have fun.
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Post by: divemaster1963 on January 19, 2015, 10:06:02 pm
Those are all cedar logs. A neighbor who is a logger got me 12  20ft trees and I cut them half. There is one pine log just out of frame to the left. It is 24in perfectly round and straight .
I have four more pine trees to cutup that are just as big and straight. Plus ? newly down oak tree that's 30 in round and mostly straight.

John

The nieghbors are all ready wanting to get some boards.
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Post by: OldMech on January 20, 2015, 01:00:30 am
LOL I bet they are!!    I've looked at those.. how much are the new blades?  I assume thats a band type blade?   Around here, your likely to find a tree grown up around a metal fence post, or barbed wire grown into the tree. I would be terrified of what I cut if the blades are really expensive.
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Post by: Michael Bush on January 20, 2015, 11:09:52 am
Nice.
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Post by: jayj200 on January 20, 2015, 06:25:15 pm
cool hats off to ya
make many little ones oyt of big ones
high five
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Post by: divemaster1963 on January 20, 2015, 09:25:22 pm
LOL I bet they are!!    I've looked at those.. how much are the new blades?  I assume thats a band type blade?   Around here, your likely to find a tree grown up around a metal fence post, or barbed wire grown into the tree. I would be terrified of what I cut if the blades are really expensive.

I found a forum on forestry that people who bought this unit from HF were looking for blades. A lumber yard owner told us about kasco blades and how much better they were than woodmizer or lenoux blades I called them and they offered the blades for 12-17.00 less than anyone else. I got them for 14.50 each. I got 15 because that is the smallest order they do. With S&H came to 250.26 total cheaper than my table top band saw blades. Plus I can resharpen them at least 5-8 times each. I flip the blades inside out and sharpen them on my shainsaw sharpener. You just kiss the blade with the stone and your ready to saw . takes about 3-5 mins to do and have it back on the saw.


John
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Post by: OldMech on January 20, 2015, 10:15:50 pm
SWEET!!!!  That actual;ly makes that saw TWICE as impressive!
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Post by: 10framer on January 21, 2015, 01:55:02 am
i've got one of the biggest pecan trees i've ever seen on my place and it died about two years ago.  if you have the saws to get it down and cut i'll help you drop it and cut it and you can have 2/3 of the planks.  it needs to come down before it rots away.
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Post by: hjon71 on January 21, 2015, 03:57:28 am
I have got to be better next year. Man! The ladies love you!

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Post by: divemaster1963 on January 21, 2015, 07:44:47 pm
i've got one of the biggest pecan trees i've ever seen on my place and it died about two years ago.  if you have the saws to get it down and cut i'll help you drop it and cut it and you can have 2/3 of the planks.  it needs to come down before it rots away.

Wish I had away of hauling it to my house. I have cut trees most of my life . i have couple of highend husky saw  xp. I give you a hand with taking it down. Wish I could find someone with a full size truck and trailer to move the log.

I'm getting ready to cut up some pine to build a solar dryer  probly have it done by spring. I've built all the boxes I needed for spring splits and swarms. (Got ahead of the game.)

John
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Post by: 10framer on January 23, 2015, 12:14:24 am
i've got a full size truck but i don't think the logs would fit.  you could cut 1x10 out of the limbs on this thing.
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Post by: divemaster1963 on January 25, 2015, 08:38:48 pm
Just update. Cutup 6 cedar logs 5 in square cants for the wife's closet and one big one into one inch slabs. Some are 10 inch wide. Got all in the hairdryer Sunday friend call over and we built a solar dryer.iI'll post photos of it Monday night. Cost was 40 for the 6 mil plastic and about 20.00 in nails and screws. Lumber is all pallet wood so that's free.
Only thing is I made this one for 8 foot long boards but I plan to extend it later and mount glass panels on the sun side. I have10 of then from old solar boilers that I gat for free.

John
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Post by: Eric Bosworth on January 27, 2015, 04:06:17 pm
Nice... I want one!
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Post by: divemaster1963 on February 01, 2015, 06:05:39 pm
Here are some more photos.
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The solar kiln.with solar panels in front.
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The inside with 10. 3/4 x10" x8' boards drying.
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Post by: divemaster1963 on February 01, 2015, 06:12:01 pm
The post keeps resetting when I add a third photo. Here are more.
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This is the fans that circulate air .its powered by the panels.
They are form computer power supplies they are about a .017 amp each.
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This is a bunch of cedar boards and cants. The cants are for the wife's closet. I need to resaw thinner.
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Post by: divemaster1963 on February 01, 2015, 06:16:29 pm
This is a bunch of 12" x 9.5' x 3/4 pine I have under the air dryer rack. I move it into the solar dryer when its down to 15-20% dry.
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This my standing wood heater that keeps me warm in the mornings while I'm cutting.
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John
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Post by: DavidD on February 02, 2015, 10:22:36 am
Nice setup
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Post by: valley ranch on March 14, 2015, 04:07:16 am
Greetings John, It must be great fun to have that machine. Good for you, and your wife too.

I'm working on one, look forward to getting it done. Getting close.

Richard

Have you sharpened a blade yet?
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Post by: sawdstmakr on March 14, 2015, 04:32:07 am
John,
I don't know how I missed this thread for this long. I have been wanting to get one for a long time. How do you like it.
I almost had a really nice woodmizer for $4,000. Last year. Stopped at a house that I was told the guy was selling but no one was home that day all day. Came back 2 weeks later and found out that a guy from Illinois drove all the way down here to buy it. I was sick for weeks about loosing that one.
I built my new barn large enough to keep it covered.
Can you put wheels on that one. If you can you could cut the trees where they fall.
Jim
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Post by: divemaster1963 on March 14, 2015, 04:11:17 pm
Nice setup your building. I was building one then came across the harbor freight one for what it would have cost to build it. I have been having fun with mine have cut up and plainer enough cedar for the wife's closet. And cut up about two hundred board feet of one by twelve by eight boards and about five hundred board feet of two by eights. Still have a large pile of logs to do. If it would stop raining long enough to dry out around the mill.

Jim you can build a trailer for it but you need to support the rails because their made of two sections each . I gotten the steel to make a twenty foot bed for it but have not put it together yet. Need to pour footings and the rain is making it had to do. But when I have it done I'll be able to cut eighting foot boards.

John
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Post by: sawdstmakr on March 14, 2015, 11:15:58 pm
Sounds good. You say you got it from Harbor Frieght. I will check into that.
Jim
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Post by: sawdstmakr on March 15, 2015, 12:23:11 am
I looked at this sawmill.
Price is really good.
Have you tried using a cordless drill motor to drive the cutter head down the log?
Let me know how well that saw works.
Jim
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Post by: divemaster1963 on March 15, 2015, 12:35:32 am
Sounds good. You say you got it from Harbor Frieght. I will check into that.
Jim

Yes I got it from HF. I had one of the last coupons for 25% . now they no longer except coupons on the mills and larger items .  they almost refused the coupon. I had to call their main office and complain to get them to take it. With shipping I got it for about 1795.00

John
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Post by: sawdstmakr on March 15, 2015, 07:29:02 am
Sounds good. You say you got it from Harbor Frieght. I will check into that.
Jim

Yes I got it from HF. I had one of the last coupons for 25% . now they no longer except coupons on the mills and larger items .  they almost refused the coupon. I had to call their main office and complain to get them to take it. With shipping I got it for about 1795.00

John
Wow,
That is a price to good to turn down.
Jim
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Post by: gww on March 23, 2015, 10:47:56 pm
I wish this post hadn't been here.  It gave me a new bug.  I ran out of wood and was frustrated I was having a hard time finding any laying around.  I tried using the chainsaw and that went nowhere but to needing a new chain.  I have now been gathering stuff to build one of the bandmills.  I went and picked up a 9 horse tiller today for the motor and I guess it is about time to start welding.  I really wanted a swingblade setup but couldn't get a big enough motor with the shaft going in the correct direction.  If I can find the thread back when done, I will tell how the build went.  Maby it will even work.

I did not even wan't one till seeing this thread and needing wood at the same time.

Thanks I think.
gww