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Some time ago I asked for advice on puchasing a band saw. Several members replied basically saying that you can never buy too big and resawing is very important. I hope you guys were right. Well check this baby out...........cuts logs up to 24 inches in diameter & 10 feet long, longer with optional bed extension.
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Those are very nice saws. I was just using some White Ash that a friend cut on his horizontal BS. You can get some very nice lumber with one of those saws. BTW, he paid for the saw in one season cutting survey stakes for a construction outfit.

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But can it cut curves?

Well you can use it to cut the lumber for the new shop you have to build to house it!
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Interesting saw, a couple friends and I may have an opportunity to get some lumber for future projects, some one has said they want some trees removed we just need to find out what kind of oak it is and is the hickory worth the time.

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Several members replied basically saying that you can never buy too big and resawing is very important.
You actually paid attention to them?

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nice.. I really have a good use for that saw. We here are taking out 5 acres of walnut trees and if I cant find a way of manging the wood. its going to go for firewood.
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Nice set-up Gerry, members may like to look at this old thread from Terry, Visteonguy, since that time he has made a portable mill and a brilliant job he made of it. Terry is still around, but he seems to think that members won't be interested in the projects that he makes, like the mill and a couple of recumbent cycles to name just a couple.


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Walnut for firewood? You can go to jail for that!
We are presently sawing used utility poles & getting some beautiful cedar 2x6 to build a 40 foot deck which wraps around two sides of the house at my nephew's place. He has also sawed a truck load of ash & had it milled into flooring & then kiln dried. This is tough work when you don't have the proper big equipment to handle those logs.
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Nice set-up Gerry, members may like to look at this old thread from Terry, Visteonguy, since that time he has made a portable mill and a brilliant job he made of it. Terry is still around, but he seems to think that members won't be interested in the projects that he makes, like the mill and a couple of recumbent cycles to name just a couple.


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Thanks for that link. Sounds like Terry is having a great time with his saw. I know what he means when he talks about the high you get when when you see those beautifully grained cedar or fir boards coming out of a 50 year old pole destined for firewood or nuissance ground. I just wish I had access to some more exotic trees in this part of the world, even walnut or cherry or hickory. Will have to do with pine , spruce, ash & poplar.
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Back in the 80s my cousin worked for a guy that had a similar unit. At the time the guy had a contract to reroof a bunch of 7/11s on the Cape and New Hampster.

Cousin said it was brutal work logging, dragging and setting the stock on the saw for cutting.

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