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Unconventional Sawmill Build

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by ITLKSEZ, Oct 29, 2021.

  1. Feb 12, 2022
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    The volume of sawdust created is seriously impressive.
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Yeah, that’s going to need to be addressed at some point. It’s really starting to pile up.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2022
    45es

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  4. Feb 13, 2022
    47v6

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    I used to shove planer shavings in my fire place until they started a fire in the flue....Maybe make a rotary sawdust pellet press or maybe an extruder and burn them that way? It also makes ok mulch...
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2022
    SFaulken

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    Sawdust works great on ice. Doesn't melt it, but gives you good traction. That's what my Dad did with most of it. Plus it doesn't tear up the concrete like salt does.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2022
    bigjohn

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    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Interesting…
     
  8. Feb 13, 2022
    jeepstar

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    whatcha gonna do with this "useless" wood?
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

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    *otherwise* useless wood
    It’s impossible to split and it sucks to burn anyway.

    I might work towards building a wood shed. Tarps get old real fast.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2022
    jeepstar

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    will it hold up? or it will need to painted/clear coated or stained?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

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    I’ll treat the posts. It’ll be fine for around here. I’ll have to mount the beams above grade obviously, but good enough for a wood shed.
     
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  12. Feb 13, 2022
    SFaulken

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    Just take your five gallon bucket of used motor oil, and soak one end of the posts in em for a day or two, you'll be fine =P Might make a spotted owl grow three heads, but it'll be years before you have to worry about rot.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

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    I cut up some more of the lawnmower deck and added another two inches of width to the chute. It works much better now. No more dust in my face. And while the guard was off, I tightened and sharpened the chain. Huge improvement. Now I can basically cut at whatever speed I can push it through.

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    I cut up a small log just for more stickers.

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  14. Feb 17, 2022
    jeepstar

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    thanks, now I'm looking into a portable mill to turn all my blown over cedar into boards. hate to see it go to waste, hopefully I can find someone.
     
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  15. Feb 17, 2022
    PeteL

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    Good luck. Around here people are waiting 6 to 12 months to get delivery on bandmills.

    Then they discover the lumber business takes a lot more than just owning a mill.


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  16. Feb 18, 2022
    duffer

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    The era of that stuff is long, long gone. I'm not sure you could find a mill to cut it. I love old photos like that. I can spend hours looking at Darius/Clark Kinsey glass plate photos. All the detritus that wasn't the actual subject is as interesting as the rest.
     
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  17. Mar 27, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    While I had the mill out, I flipped it over and added some 6” cribbing made from one of the trees I cut up.

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    This will gain me 6” of sawdust depth between cleanups.

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