The move

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Blog entry by pbyrne posted 11-25-2012 05:31 AM 1161 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I moved the sawmill today. I moved it up to my cabin in the mountains.
The cabin is in a high valley rainforest. We get about 80-100 inches of rain a year
up there which causes the Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir to grow
into great giants. I have some Western Red Cedar logs that I have been meaning to mill up for some time, so now is a good time. When get the new shop I will move the
mill closer to the shop. I am in cedar country now, so I will be milling as much WRC as I can
get to my mill. You may be able to see some moss in the pictures, the moss grows thick in these parts.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.


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#1 posted 11-25-2012 12:43 PM

Every man should have a sawmill!
I love that sentence: I moved my sawmill today.
As if it was a toothbrush… Smiles.
Lovely pictures especially the one with the boat.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 02:39 PM

what a beautiful place.i hope you saw a bunch of wrc.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 03:49 PM

You have a beautiful place to make lumber! I hope you can work in the rain…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 04:51 PM

Wow! Wish list, wish list, wish list…....

Hope you share some of your work later on.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 07:54 PM

looks like its ready to cut some logs, and it looks like there are plenty to cut..what are your plans to do with it patrick….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 10:57 PM

Lets see the milled wood when done, thanks

I agree everyone should have one

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 02:30 AM

That is some beautiful country but that much rain would depress me. How do you protect your mill from all that rain?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-26-2012 04:31 AM

Mads- Yes I agree, every man should have a sawmill. It may be just me
but I love making Lumber from raw logs. When I am turning a log into Lumber
I am considering the wood and what kind of project it may be good for
then I cut the dimensions accordingly. When I finish a cutting session and I have a large
stack of lumber ready for the drying rack, I am filled with a great sense of satisfaction knowing
I am taking raw resources and turning out a fine product. Mads, if we lived closer my friend I would
be happy to keep your shop filled with great lumber.

Hal – I have really great rain gear and webbed feet !
If I didn’t work in the rain I’d never get anything done.
With this much rain the logs slide easily out of the woods.

TZH – What is on your wish list?

Grizz – I have seven good sized trees on the property I am starting with, then I am planning
to have some trucked in from a nearby location. As for projects…canoe and boat material, outdoor
dining table slabs, shingles, bench slabs, boat floor planks, cedar chest stock…...

Norman – I will.

Gfadvm – The rain and clouds can try to get a guy down, I work harder to drive away the grey.
I keep my mill dry with a cantilevered roof and a good tarp and lots of WD-40. I have to say I envy you living in your neck o the woods.

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#9 posted 11-26-2012 01:37 PM

Thank you! And I would have been happy to help milling.
I could not imagine anything more full of satisfaction than to cut the tree and at the end finish up the project.
It´s a gift you get from life.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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