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Forum topic by CTMike posted 07-28-2021 09:25 PM 345 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CTMike

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07-28-2021 09:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber yard sawmill bandsaw millyard

I’m settin up a bandsaw mill at my property. I’ve looked for a guide on how to set it all up. Not the user manual pieces and parts. Can a couple of you doodle up a stick figure (pun intended) of your arrangement of logs, saw bed, waste scabs, and cut lumber? Tell the reader what’s great and what’s a bad idea?

Thanks….in advance.


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#1 posted 07-29-2021 12:09 AM

When I set up my sawmill, I’d planned on a stationary mill as all of my timber is on hill slopes and it is more practical to bring the sawlogs to the mill instead of bringing the mill to the log. I designed an open pole barn to shelter the mill with widely spaced posts on the loading side. My outfeed is on the end with a simple pallet and block sorting deck. I have a pallet forks attachment on my tractor for loading logs on bunks at the side of the mill rails. Once the log is on the bunk, it’s rolled on to the rails. After cutting, the tractor moves the lumber to the drying racks.

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#2 posted 07-29-2021 01:32 PM

KY toolsmith

Is there a drawing or a picture?

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#3 posted 07-29-2021 02:33 PM

This is an overall view with the tractor in position to load a log. The building has a 50×20 footprint with the open portion sized to fit my mill. On the end I closed in a garage/ shop for the tractor, tools, supplies, and a small work bench.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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#4 posted 07-30-2021 01:37 AM

KY Tool Smith

I have that same ford, lol.

CTMike

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#5 posted 07-30-2021 01:44 AM

Yes, the 8n is a vital part of the farm. Better than the JD on steep slopes with a bush hog.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

-- "Good enough" is just another way of saying "it could be better"...

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