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glachap
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Log Deck...Ready to roll.

This is my new log deck...definitely not a feat of great craftsmanship but it's functional...at least I think it is....cheeky....haven't tried it yet.....dimensions are 7' X 10' plus 3' 4x4 removable ramps to the mill that give me some walking space....should have some logs on there by the weekend....happy millin'!!....Gary

Bill
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That should hold a few logs for you Gary  nice dock.

Baron
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A simple affaire. Nice enough.

Post Oakie
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Now let's see it with a few logs on it and a stack of boards in the background!  Nice job!  I see you load the sawmill on the sawdust side, toward the clamps.  Does that work well for you?

glachap
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As requested..... a few pics......

Logs heading for the mill

Loading logs on deck

Millin' like a villain

Stack of 2x4's

Stack of 2x6's for somepersonal projects

My way of sharpening free-hand with a modified chainsaw sharpener....not for the faint of heart but with good hand-eye coordination, light touch and practice it always yields a like-new cutting blade in 6 minutes....down the tooth face, into the gullet and up the back.....good for another 3 hours

Newly constructed band-reel....still needs a bit of bracing but will do the trick

.....and finally, mill-dog Koda (9 years) and cousin Nova (12 weeks) taking a break in the shade

Baron
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I need one of those German Shorthairs  to help me mill. 

Looks like your sharing your coffee with the blade but if you say you're sharpening then I guess you're sharpening.

I really like the strapping spool and hope to copy your design (plus braces) soon. Great idea.

Looks to me like you're having way too much fun.

Post Oakie
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Thanks for posting the photos!  That is a brute of a loader.  You sure don't want to bump the sawmill with that!  Last week, I learned to put up the bridge when I bumped the deck with the tractor and pushed the mill off its supports.  I've heard of people sharpening blades on the mill with a grinder, and my hat's off to anyone who can do it!  Looks like you've got good support equipment. Do you use that wagon for sawdust hauling?  My dogs snooze under the tractor, too, but always get out of the way when it starts up.

glachap
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Hi Baron....pup is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon....strictly for hunting.....nice temperament..pretty calm dog, even at the puppy stage....coffee with the blade LOL....we are pretty close at times wink....the spool was a bit overdue...I was keeping the banding in it's original box and un-spooling as required but ended up with a rats-nest mess inside the box so the spool had to be constructed....I'll share my ideas if you need them....just ask...I am having lotsa fun...the more sawdust in my pockets, the more I love it!!...happy milling...Gary

Baron
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I'd like to see your ideas for supporting the spool because I'll be making one soon. I'm tempted to say PM it to me but then the othermembers won't benefit.

 Beautiful animals you have there. I'm hoping for a McNab Dog for my next. Ruby is Fifteen and is slowing down these days.