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my bees said i have been good so i got this for xmas!
« 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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Re: my bees said i have been good so i got this for xmas!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 08:55:40 pm »
Just one?

That's a nice piece of equipment.
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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 10:03:57 pm »
Looks like you've been EXTRA good this year!  Wow.  Have fun.

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« Reply #4 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.

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The nieghbors are all ready wanting to get some boards.

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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 11:09:52 am »
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 06:25:15 pm »
cool hats off to ya
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« Reply #8 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.


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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 10:15:50 pm »
SWEET!!!!  That actual;ly makes that saw TWICE as impressive!
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« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 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.)

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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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.

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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2015, 04:06:17 pm »
Nice... I want one!
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« Reply #16 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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« Reply #17 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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« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2015, 10:22:36 am »
Nice setup