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DavidM
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Lol I don’t think they’re paying attention.
Bill
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Good to see you here Scott F. Have fun with your new mill.
Scott F.
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Thanks Bill. I am sure that if I ever get assembled I will.

Scott F.
Palmetto State

DavidM
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Hi Bill - I've been trying to put pics on the forum but recently no matter what I do it's flipping the pics upside down.  Any suggestions?

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DavidM
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Just like that lol. Even if I go to my photo library and rotate it 180 degrees when I submit it to the forum it’s upside down. You’re usually pretty sharp on this stuff so figured you might be able to help me.
DaveM
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Sorry !! I can't help either. You wouldn't by chance have a 10 year old around would ya ?
Bill
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No David not even sure I can post a pic. :o(
Tom Rice
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Hi guys, I just got a new LM30 with a trailer package. I've got the bed assembled and the trailer frame all loosely put together by looking at the pictures in the "G" section of the lumbermate 30 original instructions book. Can someone tell me if that's all I get for instructions on assembling the trailer and attaching the mill to the trailer?

Thomas Rice

DavidM
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If you look further down the page in this forum there’s a thread “LM29 Trailer assembly instructions”. Post #19 has the email address of someone who I think had the same problem as you and he has shared PDF files that have the details on assembly for LM30 trailer. Maybe he will share it with you also. If this keeps up Norwood is going to have to send him a commission check lol.
DaveM
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Tom, (not spam),....welcome. I have the HD36 & all I can say is the manual was, for the most part, concise. If the manual & "common sense" don't make sense, all I can say is call Norwood. My past experience with them is all positive. Sorry I cannot provide a definitive answer.
DavidM
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BTW welcome to the forum and enjoy your sawmill!!!
DaveM
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I have received numerous email notifications about replies to threads I am involved in that I can see were from some of our "known" trolls. When I go to open the link I get a message that the link is not valid. Could it be, hopefully, that Norwood is finally doing something about this ?
DavidM
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Same thing here - we can only hope. I did email Norwood again a couple of weeks ago. It really seems like they’re trying to do better. I hope so because I’d like to see them do well. I love my mill and enjoy using it.
DavidM
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I downloaded a new app the other day called Log Weight. All it does is calculate the weight of American species of logs by size - but it seems to work really well. The old Norwood app quit allowing me to switch species with the last update so I had to find something else. Tree surgeons have been calling for me to pick up logs pretty regularly last couple of weeks. I’ve picked up 7 pecan logs, 4 live oak logs and 4 American elm (2 of the elm logs were over 32” - unusual for me this area). Guess I’m going to have to fire up the mill and cut some of this stuff up lol.
nick_s
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Just stepping in to say hi from another not-a-spammer! Just got my LM30 up and running a week or so ago and it's been great. My main problem is finding spots to put all the boards I'm going to be producing. We had a couple huge pine trees taking down around the house that were close to 100 years old. Some of the sections are going to be a tight fit for the LM30, but we'll make it work!

Looks like photo uploads are disabled at the moment, but here are some shots of my temporary setup location.

DaveM
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Nice !! Looks like you put a lot of thought & effort into preparing your site. I'll bet the stones will prevent your site from becoming a muddy mess when the dew flies.
Bill
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Looks good ty for posting pics. Nick
Tom Rice
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Dave, I want to say thank you for replying to my post a couple weeks ago. I was complaining about the poor instructions on the LM30 with trailer package. I took your advice called Norwood they were very responsive. I had another issue called Norwood and again they were very responsive. I got my mill running and as fearful as I was that my blade was not true, I used common sense and cut my first three logs successfully.loving it!

Thomas Rice

DaveM
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Tom...First off..nice to see a reply that is not from a momma's basement troll !! I have one tip I garnered from Norwood's sawmill series featuring post oakie. Buy a cheap round "bubble" level. After you have tensioned the blade give it a hand spin & then set the bubble level on the blade. If the bubble is centered, AND you are sure the mill is level, you should have no problems. If not, adjust the tracking... on both flywheels until the bubble is centered. This eliminated 99% of my wavy cuts. Happy milling !!
Scott F.
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A quick update guys,
I have completed my mill and just like you all said when I cut that first 12'long 6"X6" and it was perfect I was completely over the moon. All of the previous frustration was instantly gone.
I want to thank you all for the advice, encouragement and comradery.
The week came and went pretty quick and I am anxiously awaiting my next trip to my property to start a nice little lumber pile.

Scott F.
Palmetto State

Post Oakie
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Scott, & Tom, & Nick, Welcome to the foum. I've been away from it for so long, I probably need another intro, though Dave M, Bill, and a few others might remember me. I'll try to do better throwing in my 2 cents worth now and then. Norwood is expanding and hiring new people. I've talked with a few of 'em, and believe that they'll make a real difference in customer service, and cleaning up the forum. Norwood has a video series on YouTube on assembling the new HD38Max, and another series on the HD36V2 should be up shortly. Another series on the LM30 should be up by the end of the year. A lot of owners are posting videos, as well.

Good judgement comes from experience... experience comes from bad judgement.

DaveM
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Really good to see you back. I am not alone in hoping Norwood makes an effort to fumigate the trolls. Maybe we can get more of the "old" crowd to revisit the site & share their knowledge & experience with the new folks. By the way......where's Baron ??
Post Oakie
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Hi, Dave, As far as I know, Baron is still in Ohio, but we've been out of touch since the Sawmill & Woodlot magazine went out of publication. If I can find his contact info, I'll drop him a line. I agree, it would be great to get some of the old timers back on line. Hope all is well over your way. I'm still milling some, but transitioning more into woodworking. For some reason, the ol' chain saw gets heavier every time I pick it up.

Good judgement comes from experience... experience comes from bad judgement.

DaveM
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Just sent you an email. I lost touch with Baron after the last "show" in Buffalo. He found out that I had a kegerator & threatened to visit !! 😜🍻
Tomsommer54
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Hi all. New to the forum. I'm here in Northwest Arkansas just 3 miles south of Blue eye Mo.Im still working on my hd36v-2.Just waiting for a new pump. The old one had a leak.I would love to here from ya'll.

Tom Sommer

DaveM
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Hey Tom !! So glad to see a new post from a "non-troll" !!! Welcome to the forum. I am supremely confident that any issues you may encounter, you will find a solution on this forum. Hopefully more of the "seasoned" members are still monitoring the site so you will most assuredly find the solution to your issue !! Don't be bashful as there is no such thing as a stupid question. (Usually 🤗)
Tomsommer54
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I do have a question about my sawmill motor. 23 Hp, the blade keeps turning after I make a cut. I only have about 6 hours on the mill.

Tom Sommer

DaveM
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Do you mean it turns for a while after you release the throttle, or it keeps turning ?
DavidM
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Welcome Tom - glad to see another post that’s not spam! I’ve had my HD36 for 5 years and love it - but when I first got it the blade would not turn while idleing until the motor warmed up. After warmed up the blade would turn slowly while the motor was at idle. At the suggestion of someone on the forums I slowed the idle down below the speed that the clutch engages and the blade now stops when the motor is idled. Good luck with your mill - just be careful because sawdust is very addictive!

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