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A day at the mill

 
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I am a miller. I have been doing this for 2 years now. This is my second time milling grand fir. This is the biggest log i have cut to date. I thought some people might enjoy these photos as i cut thru the log.
I operate a Old Mobile Dimension saw, with electric start and electric endstands. This wood is turning into interior panelling.


Here is the diameter of the log Almost 36"!


Here is the first pass( I cut 1x8s and 1x10s.)


Here is the result of the first pass (L to R 1x10, 1x8, 1x6, 1x4, off cuts for stickering the wood at home)


Second pass (Mostly cut 1x10)


Results of second pass


Last Pass


Results of last pass


Off cuts/remaining slab for firewood :)
 
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What are theend stands you speak of please?
 
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the end stands are what moves the whole track assembly up and down. There are 4 of them.

In the first photo the garden hose is hanging on one.
In the third photo you can see all 4 of them.

Some mills, the action of moving them up and down are done by hand. Whereas this mill has an electric motor which moves it up and down. Big time saver. And it allows me to operate it on my own.
 
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OK
How do you get the log in that position by yourself?
 
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Really impressive!  
 
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John C Daley wrote:OK
How do you get the log in that position by yourself?



That log in particular was moved with an excavator. I normally use an old two stroke diesel Skidder. I also use a PV

This is a PV
 
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What is a PV please?
 
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Another day at the mill, today was with a 40" Douglas Fir butt. Quite a lot of the wood had pitch streaks thru it so i would say half of it was usable. This wood has started to rot a little bit so it has really nice colouring.



First pass



Non pitchy results



Close up of the wood



2nd pass



Results


Last pass



results




I didn't get a photo of all of the off cuts. Lots of this log went to the firewood pile :)
 
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John C Daley wrote:What is a PV please?



I think it's normally spelled peavie.  A similar device is a cant hook.


Peavie


Cant hook
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:

John C Daley wrote:What is a PV please?



I think it's normally spelled peavie.  A similar device is a cant hook.


Peavie


Cant hook



And gosh is there ever a difference when using them. I had a peavey and then got a cant hook with very aggressive spikes on the end of the handle.. WAY better for rolling a log on a mill.
 
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