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LUMBERJACKSON

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Nice posts and welcome.

Bit of info on Red Ceder. They first found it near where I used to live, long gone from there now. Pretty rare up here unless you go really off track.


Very interesting article. Thanks for posting that
 

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Does it seem to everyone else that Australia has a really disproportionately huge ratio of awsome dudes per capita?
There is a pretty high proportion of wankers that seem to have a hard time being themselves here too mate.. but i guess they are everywhere in the world today
 

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What are you making? Anything or just selling the limber?

Probably looks amazing all polyed up and polished!
 

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Im selling all but one of seven slabs.. il make a coffee table to probably sell with the slab i keep. Its awesome timber so nice to work with so soft those slabs took seven mins on average each to cut i think thats pretty quick
 

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I like that look. I'd be interested in a method that could reliably reproduce it. Not exactly sure what I'd use it for, but some shelves would be cool.
 

LUMBERJACKSON

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Yeah i dont really mind it and It looks good on a rim of a bowl if you just leave the saw marks.. anyone have any ideas why its leaving such a rough surface like this?? Its a double skip ripping chain at 10° new chain and i keep it sharp. I thought maybe winch speed as well as such soft wood.. trial n error. Its fine selling as is for re-sawing being 70mm thick the buyer can do what they want with it then.
Il be cutting some hard stuff in a week or two we will see what happens then
 

pete mctree

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How aggressive is the chain ? If it is a bit "grabby" you might have to slow it down a little. Chain tension a little slack can cause it too, especially with a winch - the chain will pull itself off the bar partially allowing it to roll sideways.
Nothing that can't be sorted out by sanding or planing- really nice colour in it.
 

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The bar n chain look all good. Il try slowing it down on winch and throttle. Sure its tight enough and sharp.
Keep the throttle open - good chain speed and a slower cut might work. Be careful that your saw is not running a little lean though.
It's all trial and error in the end, which is the enjoyable part of learning
 

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Keep the throttle open - good chain speed and a slower cut might work. Be careful that your saw is not running a little lean though.
It's all trial and error in the end, which is the enjoyable part of learning
Ok will do. I run 40:1 and keep saw idling a minute between cuts. Yeah its very enjoyable alright i love it.. should be selling more slabs this week. Then invest in a 42inch bar i think. Have a 36inch g.b titanium pro top bar on it now
 

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Nope.
Been there,done that.
My partner and an old apprentice have bought a trailer mounted mill.
Beats the HELL out of doing it with a saw.
 

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I like the portability, lightness, and low cost of a chainsaw mill, but I don't particularly enjoy doing it. It's fine for accomplishing a task, but I don't consider the csm a hobby.
 
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