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Was given a Dimension Mill for cutting Logs up.
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Willy-N    Posted 01-29-2004 at 12:46:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

I was given this Dimention Mill that can handle 14" dia x 8-12 long logs. It has 7-36" Round Saws, log held in a clamp to pass under the saws arbor. After cut they drop onto a conveyor to a super sizer saw that adjusts on the fly for wane removel. Big set up and complete. My project is to put it back together, test it with a 3-phase generator then sell it and split the return 50/50 on the sale. This will be my biggest project ever to do, should be fun. Glad I was a comercial electrician for the electrical part. The controls are hydraulic for moving most of the actions. It has a control panel with about 15 electrical buttons to run it. Do not even have a clue as to it value. I do know it can in one pass cut up the whole log into 2x4s and 2x6s with the 7 saw blades. Anyone ever run one of these? Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-29-2004 at 21:26:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like another good deal mark, should buy up some of that burnt wood and mill it up, they sure are selling that stuff cheap.


deadcarp    Posted 01-29-2004 at 15:57:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
when you start analyzing that thing, mentally break it into tasks. most saws first square-up the logs, then slice-out planks and a toothed-roller-driven gangsaw does the edging. the rest is for carrying the wood bits away from the machine and for cutting adjustments. looks like fun! :)


Dave Smith    Posted 01-29-2004 at 15:05:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, You're projects keep getting bigger and bigger. Whats next? A airport.
Have Fun,
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N    Posted 01-29-2004 at 15:08:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can use my feild or road out front for that allready. If I ever get the nerve to try to buy a Ultra-Lite. Mark H.


Dave Smith    Posted 01-29-2004 at 15:20:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 80 year old friend building a Kit Fox in his living room. Right in the middle of Buffalo. He is still going to school to get his A&E license.
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N Pic3    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:47:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

Not sure what this part of it does it might be the Wane Saw? I sure wish I had taken the pictures. Mark H.


TB    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:21:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kool... ???? Ah 3phase? do you have it?


Willy-N    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:26:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is close by but a generator would be a lot cheaper then a new service set up. Mark H.


Redneck    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:18:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark I may know a few places to get the value on this or placing it to sell for a decent value. When you get the specs let me know and I'll send you the names of the companies etc.


Willy-N    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:30:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks! It is way to big for me to keep. Even with all the timber I have around me. I was thinking of after it is running to put a bunch of my trees thru it for a good test. Than I could have a pile of cut full dimention wood for projects later on. I would use a generator to power it with to save cost. Mark H.


rhouston    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:05:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
looks like fun. All I can tell you is the guys in the stacker breath more Board feet of lumber in a day than the guys in the dimension mill cut.


Willy-N Pict    Posted 01-29-2004 at 12:49:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

Another picture of the dogs on it. Mark H.


Willy-N Pic 2    Posted 01-29-2004 at 12:58:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is the Control Panel for the saws and hydraulics. After I get it home I can take some better pictures. Mark H.


Grove r    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:14:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Mark, you done fell into the best deal, ever! Wish that I could be there to help ya.. better yet, wish that set up were in MY yard!! What make is this, Couts? Bellsaw? One thing for sure, I do know it is in good hands....... have a gooder, R.E.L.


Willy-N Sites!    Posted 01-29-2004 at 15:10:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grover thanks for those names I did a search and found a few forums on Mills and such. Mark H.


Willy-N    Posted 01-29-2004 at 13:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was designed and built by a engineer for a Company my Brother in Law bought. They make doors and windows out of wood. It was taken out of production so he said you fix it, sell it and I will spit the money with you. He will pay for any parts needed and have it delivered it to me. I just have to get it all back together and set up to sell. It is a pretty good deal to me too. Not sure what something like this is worth but I have a idea what it would cost to have it built. I can't wait to start on it. Looking forward to the challenge. It would be fun to work on it together that way you could get that new hip broke in right! Mark H.


Grove r    Posted 01-29-2004 at 16:55:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Mark, but, broken is what I don't need on the hip.....sure glad those two names were of value...wasn't sure if either of them are still in existance....sounds like the tail end of the operation might be what we call a "bull edger", and the first part the log goes through might be called a "scrag" saw....so many different names that are probably more "local", in meaning.... have a neighbor just down the road that has built nearly this same type of setup for a commercial venture, for another fellow.... these are powered by a unit that supplies hydraulic power to do all the work, only thing electric are the lites. Are the saws the inserted tooth type? If so, by Simmonds? [Circles and Teeth]....did you get the saw sharpener too? A 'must' with hard teeth. If "inserted" teeth, will need a "wrench" to change them.....anyway... enough of this banter ....just adding confusion to the issue. have a gooder, R.E.L.


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