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    Default About time to see some milling on the small milling forum!

    Al's been off the forum for a couple of weeks, I pop my head in here... and what do I find? no milling has been going on......hmmmmmm

    An intersection upgrade close to home and a bit of good spotting by my better half saw me score these...





    and yup that's my first load of logs on the new trailer. Went there with Bob the cat on the trailer, loaded the logs, took 'em home, then went back and got the bobcat.

    I also had a red stringy looking for a home, so i fixed up a winch to be able to load it without the bobcat...

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    This is it in action on a test log...

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    I went off and picked up the red stringy after the test log worked out cool. The 1.67 cube red stringy log back home, ready to be offloaded.

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    The red stringy sliced up into 4x1, with 'bad' boards taken out and a handful 2x1's came out too.



    The waste from the red stringy, including the bottom flitches



    Then that brings us to whats on the cards for tomorrow...

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    A bluey loaded into Bo ready for the morning and the last of the blueys from the intersection upgrade, destined for a bit more 4x1. Hope it helps to scratch everyones milling itch.
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    nice pile of logs
    the trailer setup is amazing

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    What happens to the waste stringy?
    BBQ wood or pen blanks?
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    Allan

    "Smokin!"

    Have you thought about placing an electric winch on the side of the trailer for side loading. It looks like you have a manual come-along device although I can't quite see in the pic?

    It looks a really good set up.

    Sorry I can't help with the milling at the moment, but I think you and others make up for this.

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    Hello Allan
    Yes, you are right, we have been missing milling, thanks for sharing
    Sincerely
    Willy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post


    What happens to the waste stringy?
    BBQ wood or pen blanks?
    Cliff you're welcome to it if you want it - or anyone else for that matter. My plan is to take it with the other 'un-millable' stuff like branch forks to the local dump once I'm done...my "millsite" is rather unorthodox and needs to be cleared as soon as I'm finished...I'll post a pick later today

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Allan

    "Smokin!"

    Have you thought about placing an electric winch on the side of the trailer for side loading. It looks like you have a manual come-along device although I can't quite see in the pic?

    It looks a really good set up.
    Paul
    Thanks for the kind words Paul,
    the winch cable comes out the back of the ute, to a pulley block mounted in the middle of the trailer, then goes out and around the log and finally gets anchored back at the middle of the trailer. The ramps are my bobcat loading ramps and they stow away under the trailer deck permanently, so it's easy to bring the log up the side of the trailer using the winch - no manual labour

    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Nelson View Post
    Hello Allan
    Yes, you are right, we have been missing milling, thanks for sharing
    Sincerely
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    More coming Willy
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    Dunno if this will work.....youtube of the test log being loaded

    winch loading test log
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    About time to see some milling on the small milling forum!
    Yeah, thanks for posting Alan!

    I'm getting closer, I pulled out the mill yesterday and cleaned it up.

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    Al I am keen for some bottom flitches to use at my school. Any chance of picking some up? Regards Damien. Give Me a PM with your number if they are available.
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    So this is what the 'millsite' looked like...


    Good old tell tale signs and being a busy intersection roadside tree I was a bit surprised it was the only thing I found....



    So I went through nice and steady, heard the all too familiar noise of metal on metal. When I flipped the board over, turns out I'd managed to slice down the axis of the nail lol.... (sorry not the best pic)



    The fruits of about a days work spread over yesterday and today.



    Ended up starting yesterday quite late, around midday - once the mill was set up, logs unloaded from trailer, area made ready etc. Today was a good start engine on at 0800 and the timber was stacked, sorted, strapped and loaded by 1300. All destined to go to forum member Rude for decking a little over 500 lineal metres of 4x1.
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    Nice one Al, Trailer, Bobcat etc serving you well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigidi View Post
    Dunno if this will work.....youtube of the test log being loaded

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    Move yer thumb/finger to the left a bit.
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    Hey Cliff, how do I get the you tube vid to play in the thread like that walnut vid?
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    Good question, they normally just come up.... let me try.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNl9sFtP9cc"]17122011038.3gp - YouTube[/ame]
    Cliff.
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