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  1. I have seen dark spots stained onto wild black...

    I have seen dark spots stained onto wild black cherry, white oak and poplar. I think, or at least it appears to me that this is something in the piece of wood. I say this because I have seen these...
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    I would go with the Harbor Freight one. I used...

    I would go with the Harbor Freight one. I used one of those for years, until I got a tractor and now use one that goes on the three point hitch and has hydraulic raise and lower. I bet I poured...
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    There is usually no "fair" for both parties and...

    There is usually no "fair" for both parties and that is why I either purchase the logs outright or walk away. It's the same reason I will never be shanked into "going in for half a cow" with someone...
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    Wow!!! Thanks for the photos. What you need now...

    Wow!!! Thanks for the photos. What you need now {if you don't already have it} is a stock pile of logs to mill!! I remember the very first day I had my mill set up and ready to go...I milled logs for...
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    I am not familiar with either one and so I for...

    I am not familiar with either one and so I for sure don't have any idea what they cost. I will say this as far as saw mills go, if they are small or you are limiting your ability to mill pretty...
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    Very glad to hear you got a new band mill on the...

    Very glad to hear you got a new band mill on the way!!!! Keep us posted and forget about how hard it is to run or how easy it is to mess up...I found neither to be true. Wood is wood and you will...
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    If buying a sawmill was all it took to get rid of...

    If buying a sawmill was all it took to get rid of my wife....hell, I buy three!!! I looked until I couldn't stand it any more for a used one and there just wasn't anything available. Like Mr. Jordan,...
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    Yeah, so I have some trouble if I have a good...

    Yeah, so I have some trouble if I have a good size log and I am by myself sometimes. The log wants to pivot left to right on the track when it should be turning. This is not an issue if you have a...
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    Yes sir, and I have to admit, I usually just...

    Yes sir, and I have to admit, I usually just remove them one at a time anyway...if for nothing else just to see if I am getting the best possible cut for figure. I normally sweep all my logs with a...
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    I am sorry for the delay sir...I just got in and...

    I am sorry for the delay sir...I just got in and saw your post. The Hudson I have has a pretty big bolt that pulls the inboard wheel to tighten the blade tension. You tighten/adjust it so that the...
  11. Insect damage has been bad in the past year...

    Insect damage has been bad in the past year around here. We have had a lot of rain. It's not the wood being wet that is the problem {regarding insect damage} it's the ground under the wood pile that...
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    I don't know about your area, but here walnut is...

    I don't know about your area, but here walnut is not cheap....I'd rather have it standing up inside than outside in any configuration. Is there a less valuable wood you have inside that can be...
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    I think a good explanation of why you need vents...

    I think a good explanation of why you need vents to begin with might help. The vent is probably one of the most misunderstood "need" in the building industry. Very simply, the vent prevents the flow...
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    It is a lot of money, but when you think about...

    It is a lot of money, but when you think about how much rough cut lumber costs and also just in case you are in need of more "friends"......they come out of no where when you have a sawmill!!! I...
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    I've never used a Woodland Mill. I have a Hudson...

    I've never used a Woodland Mill. I have a Hudson Oscar Pro 336 and I really like it. It has power up and down, but the rest is manual. I always tell anyone thinking about getting a mill to do it...
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    Nice find sir!!! There has to be something...

    Nice find sir!!! There has to be something different in the soil where ever that is. A walnut tree that diameter would be less than half that height here. I would be lucky to get two good logs out of...
  17. This!!! I have a Woodhaven router sled and I...

    This!!! I have a Woodhaven router sled and I tried many different bits. They all worked and did just fine, but the one I liked best is the Amana RC-2250. It is an inch and a half cutting diameter and...
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    I have probably tried every conceivable way to do...

    I have probably tried every conceivable way to do this and while I have had pretty fairly decent results.....there is just no perfect way, or at least I haven't found it yet. Whatever you use or do...
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    Thank you sir, I kind of thought it might have...

    Thank you sir, I kind of thought it might have been used for old furniture or new stuff trying to be traditional. I never knew or thought it was used on instruments. Makes me wonder if it was used on...
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    Thank you sir for the reply. I have to admit to...

    Thank you sir for the reply. I have to admit to having to use it a little differently. I had to match a particular finish that required it to be put on multiple times {thin, because I quickly...
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    I too have had all the same problems with...

    I too have had all the same problems with shellac, and agree with everything I have read here so far. Thankfully, I only had to use it once when I had no choice. I was matching a finish and there was...
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    I have a "cost effective" meter and have used...

    I have a "cost effective" meter and have used very expensive ones. I can own any meter made and I do use mine a lot, but stopped short of spending a lot of money on one. Don't get me wrong, it is...
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    Not sure what you mean by "bouncing"...I know...

    Not sure what you mean by "bouncing"...I know what bouncing is, but I have my sawmill set up on concrete and have never experienced bouncing {that I know of???}. What is it that bounces???
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    There is a lot of good advice in this thread...

    There is a lot of good advice in this thread regarding septic systems and what to put down one. I have been on one just about my entire life and as a builder of custom homes have done more wells and...
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    I totally agree....with some of your post, but...

    I totally agree....with some of your post, but you failed to think out all your post.....so, if I face join away lets say, 1/8" on the side to get the board flat.......then.......I plane another 1/8"...
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