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Post in 'The Gear' started by smokinj, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    huh well I can show you the thread this came from and what other millers have to say about it other than myself. TRYING TO GET FURNITURE WOOD THAT NEEDs TO BE STRIGHT AND ABLE TO BE PLAIN AND EDGE. dont barn siding

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    KC knows all.....
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    A man misses a lot around here if he gets busy for a week or two.. A 880 ??? Must be nice..If you can't tell I'm jealous....
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    hey nice to see you back find us one of those monster oak and lets rock and roll..
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    bite me
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    And everyone knows a chainsaw is better for that than
    a real sawmill?
    Your justifications are ridiculous and unnecessary.
    Just use it and give us some pics.
    Ever see an M7?
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    +1
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    chainsaw mill,not mine

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    Straiten those edges a bit and my planer would flatten those out in no time.
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    Jags those aren't mine my saw getting fitted with the 3/8 .063 should be ready in about an hour just responding to kenny he fills like my money would have been better suited to a whole different game he just cant seem to figure the quality and the shear size of the slabs you get with the Alaskan set up.
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    My feeling is that you guys are talking about two different results and uses. But to be fair Jay, keep in mind that this is old hat stuff for Kenny. Been there - done that when it comes to milling (as I assume from previous posts). You can pick pecans by hand and you can pick pecans with a shaker, both fill the basket at the end of the day.
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    Now you're putting words in my mouth.
    I've seen my share of slabs and those don't surprise or impress me.
    As far as something more suitable for your money, how about a hooker? :lol:
    Remember the Cowboy Junkies.
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    yes sir and trying to keep that in mind but the thread is not about what mill to get! thats already done and looking to slab monster's and whatever else comes along but none of the band mills are going to do that without a very hudge investment I have time and dont need to crank out a few 1000 board ft. a day. Couple hundred is more than enough for me! And have a 880 to drop a few that I havent been able to at this point. So the title is "alaskan mill" not how to make a mill with your bare hands out of nothing. And its great kenny can its just dont for me and what I want to do. Try getting a 44 red oak up on the platt fourm. just face it the a
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    Hell, just to justify buying an 880 is enough for me. :lol:
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    Definitely a hooker. :lol:
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    I got a 441 I was leary about but seem to manage okay with it.
    I'd hook an 880 to my loader though.
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    yep me too but really would not get used much in the cross cuts and been collect ting logs so put something that I can now offer that no one in my area offers! I have 1/2 dozen stumps to break it in.
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    I think that the boys/girls that designed that saw had big hairy knuckle brutes in mind.
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    Jay? You got the hairy knucks?
    Jags said it, not me.
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    Just a thought: do they (stihl) recommend breaking that saw in with a more "traditional" use? Or does it have any importance in any way? I'm just thinking back to old school when we built motors and the recommended "break in" methods we used.
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    No break in on the 441.
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    lol I just bought the rogain a smearing it on my hands as I type! I know I should have bought a saw 2lbs lighter...
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    Hahahahahahahahah.
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    blah blah blah blah blah. this is all just white noise. When do you get your PROPER bar/chain in the mail so you can mill something already.....
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    I will be stumping here soon and break it in. 3 more very large tulips poplars to go and that's what I want to start milling first its softer and should be perfect for break-in. One mill is being sent back to baileys and another should be here today to put together tonight. The saw is still at the dealer getting set up right I hope!
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