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Post Oakie
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Norwood at Southeast Kansas Farm Show

I'll be towing my MX34 portable sawmill to the Four States Farm Show in Pittsburg, Kansas this July 19-21.  If you're in the area, stop by to visit!

KonaKustoms
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I would take mine  too and have a HD36 there but it probally wont come til that week or the next Dave.

I may go up anyway just to see the show.

 

 

Post Oakie
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KonaKustoms, congratulations on the new sawmill!  I look forward to the chance to visit with you at the show!  Where are you located & what sort of milling do you plan to do?  I'll also give you some ideas about assembling and running the mill, if you like.  Looks like it is going to be hot & dry again this year!

KonaKustoms
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Thanks Dave. The mill got pushed way back but should be on its way this week im told. Yes very hot and dry but this fall weather we are having is great huh!

I plan on making custom timbers and beams with it or anything someone is will to want done as far as that goes but I am building a new timber frame home with it and barns so I ordered the extensions and probally get 25' more of extensions in the near future. Also building a new horse fence around the front of our farm and a arena so it will get used alot. Needs to pay for it's self so I will take it and work it if anyone in my area needs milling at there place or mine. I will try to keep up on the pics of it because I think these posts are alot better with pics.

I have alot of cedar and oak logs piling up this week so it will get used alot when it arrives here in West Plains, Mo.

 

Thanks guys......Brad

 

J R in Missouri
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smileyAND? Report, inquiring minds wish to know.  J R

2000 Norwood Lumbermate Mark IV and Lester (Sawwood}

J R in Missouri
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smileyAND? Report, inquiring minds wish to know.  J R

2000 Norwood Lumbermate Mark IV and Lester (Sawwood}

Post Oakie
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I had a great time at the farm show.  Much cooler than last year... only 98 degrees!  Some people had never seen a band sawmill before, and others had been on Norwood's web site and could recite all the specs better than I could!  One thing I learned is that Osage orange logs get a lot of attention.  Some people stopped by to ask why my boards were yellow.  Others that know about wood respected the fact that the Norwood could mill the hardest wood in North America with no problem.  More one commented that if the mill could handle Osage orange, it could cut just about anything.  I was working the booth by myself, so there wasn't much chance to take photos, but here's one of a fellow who took me up on the offer to try his hand at making a few boards.

JMT woodsculpture
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very nice oakie!

do you have the new clutch in that 34??

Post Oakie
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No, I've got the old idler pulley.  As I understand it, the pulley is out further on the new style, and it would take some modification to the mount to make it work.  It would be great to have, though.  I used one at the Open House, and it was smoooooth.

Bill
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Good to hear you had a good time Dave. I think I would be looking for shade at 98 deg. that's exactly what the temp. was here today and I stayed the heck out of the sun. I wasn't aware Maclura pomifera was so hard . Almost every thing I saw is rock hard because I never seem to get to the logs before their real dry. I much prefer sawing softer wood especially on the green side changing blades twice a day rather than every other log. One day I may get to see some of that wood your sawing.

Bill

Post Oakie
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Bill, Osage orange isn't something you could do on a production basis, but custom furniture makers like it because it is so unique.  With what they pay, I'd be more than willing to go through two band saw blades per log.  I cut myself a couple of cant hook handle blanks while I was at it.  I'd put 'em up against the Logrite handles any day!  Lots of Gatorade and ducking under a neighboring tent when things got slow.  You're welcome to come by whenever you get a chance.  I'm about 20 miles south of Joplin, MO.

swampbuggy
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Yup, Oakie has a nice set up out in the woods! I was wondering if there are any pictures of the new clutch set up and what activates it? I would also like to know about the frame. Dan

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