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Saw mills
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john    Posted 01-18-2004 at 19:25:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in southern MO, and am looking for a saw mill that will sell rough cut oak, cedar, and walnut in small quanties, say 2 or 300 bdf.

any help?

Old John    Posted 01-22-2004 at 10:40:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Guys,
Any of you seen a Wood Mizer work.
Buddy of mine just got one a month
or two ago. It does a fine job.
It tows around on a trailer, & he does
custom lumber making for folks.
Sometimes he works for halves.
I don't know how much he paid, but
I think he's made his money back.
It only cuts out a third that a sawmill does.
It's somekinda horizontal band saw.....
' Til later........
Old John

Lazy Al    Posted 01-19-2004 at 03:39:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

I made this one last summer.Excluding the motor which I had , I have less than $500 in it .
You push it along and adjust in up and down by hand . I can cut eight inch up to as thick you want boards with it . So far I have cut poplar, maple, ash and cedar on it .
I have 20 foot rails but you could make them as long as you want and cut logs that long .

Dieselrider    Posted 01-19-2004 at 04:17:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lazy Al,
I would be real interested in anything more you could tell us on this. It sound s and looks real good. Please show more pics and explain more about your set up. What holds the logs in place etc.

deadcarp    Posted 01-19-2004 at 03:54:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
what's that a horizontal band mill? how big is the motor? what do you use belts to drive it? wish i could see more pictures - that stuff's right up my alley :)

one fella in australia makes rr ties for a living - he mounted a big belt-drive circlesaw on one end of a trailer axle, handlebars way out on the other end and a car v8 amidships. manhandles that thing up to a chalk line, revs her up and lets it pull itself thru a felled gum log. makes 2 width cuts, flops the log down, 2 more width cuts and it's ready to get stacked.

Al    Posted 01-19-2004 at 04:51:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have better pictures of the one I copiedbut it would be to much to put on this site If you want to email me I'll send you and Dieselrider pictures and info on it .Tell me if you have highspeed or dialup and I'll keep pictures as big as I can. Dial up I would make them small so it wouldn't take all day to come in .
The band runs on thoses throwaway tires . I bought three and cut the beads off one rim and welded it on one and made a pulley that way and have a 5/8 belt driving it . Have an Wis one lunger driving it but if you could put a shorter one on it would be better . This one restricts the height I can cut . I meant to say I can cut as thin as 1/4 inch
The log is held in place by dogs that you hold in with just a spring and chain .

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