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just finished sawmill and thought some of you might be interested in pics
now hopefully i can saw what i need
01-20-2004, 10:08 PM
That's real nice. Got some more details on it and some little bit bigger pix's? smile.gif
built it based on plans from bill rakes
modified it to fit salvaged parts i could find
it really works good
still need to work on a few details but i am sawing with it
started it thanksgiving morning 2003
i will upload some better pics as soon as i can and add to post
01-21-2004, 12:19 AM
and here is the plans page
01-21-2004, 05:36 AM
Love your resourcefulness...
...here's another link to Mr Rake's design:
01-21-2004, 07:11 AM
WOW!! :eek: ...well done Kra well done indeed :cool:
Ive recently spent sometime looking at the manufactured ones such as Woodmiser and Lucus mills... and mate the cost for one of these things is WAY SERIOUSLY WAY over the top!! :rolleyes:
Woodmisers base model with no fruit from the agent down in Bunbury was $12,000AUD landed in Freo then additional to get it to Mandurah as it would have to go past Mandurah to Bunbury then back up to me it would he reckon work out to around $14,000AUD!! :eek: Lucus was a bit better with the smallest motor came in at $9500AUD just the base model... scarey stuff!! :mad:
Now that one I like... mmmm plans $55USD? wassat? $100AUD thereabouts :cool: ... oooohhhh possumpoop open the pursestrings again I gotta have one of these!!! :D
i think i have under $500 in this one so far but i did a lot of scavenging
i even have hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders, valves, etc. to add to it when i get around to it
(and figure out how to do it)
it was fun to build
by the way,
if anyone orders plans, dont expect detailed drawings with everything dimensioned
more of a get you started pamphlet with a lot of pics. it was still a big help though
[ 01-21-2004, 09:52 AM: Message edited by: kra ]
01-21-2004, 09:41 AM
Here's some other sawmill comparisons you may be interested in, KRA:
The Annual Sawmill Shootout:
01-25-2004, 07:48 AM
How long of bed do you have. I'm located in Winston-Salem and looking to build a mill since i've not had any luck in finding a used mill cheap. I have access to standing white oak and I want to mill some for keel and framing stock. If your near maybe we can work out a deal.
01-25-2004, 10:21 AM
Check out this Woodweb sawmilling forum thread....lotsa good ideas and a couple inexpensive mills listed.
i can cut around 17' as built but i can fairly easily extend tracks to any length
just have to get some more angle iron
i have cut 24" diam. log so far i think i can cut up to around 28" diam. max.
i think you are about 3 hours from me
01-25-2004, 08:46 PM
Here are a couple of other saw mill links:
Yahoo milling forum (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/milling/)
Woodweb sawmilling articles (http://www.woodweb.com/KnowledgeBase/KBPPSawmilling.html)
Your mill looks great!! I must admit I've wanted to build one of those. But I think it has to remain a wish at this point. I've built a simple rig for chain saw with some angle iron bolted onto my chain saw bar. Sorry no pictures-I still don't have a digital camera. I hope to try it out tomorrow.
[ 01-25-2004, 09:52 PM: Message edited by: TomFF ]
01-26-2004, 09:36 AM
One more good link
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