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  1. guys, take a tip from the old tractor boys, when you mount your timber crane on the 3 point linkage, fit 2 side bars from the top mount to the lift arms, locks the whole assy solid and theres no side sway......look at old pictures of grey fergies with trailer hitches fitted
  2. looking at that TotT video, I would hazard a gues that its a lot better put together than the woodpecker version, its running the same type of slider mechanismns that are used in the diy cnc builds, and looking at the speed and freedom ov movement, the builder has gotten them pretty well dialed in
  3. to be sucsessfull your looking at routers of at least 2 1/2 hp upwards, and carbide bits, lots of, and, this bit for gobbypunk, most of the ally framing is designed to be bolted into framework, ther are all sorts of brackets for this purpose, good luck if you decide to go for it, its surprising what can be built.....and automated
  4. oh and as an afterthought......for a little extra, 2 stepper motors, some bits of toothed belt,a copy of Mach 3, some sundry hardware and an old pc....you've got a cnc machine, does the work while you do something else
  5. have a good look on the internet in the various home build cnc sites, youll find all the ally extrusion types, mounts and slider bits, they're easy to build with the right bits, I've no pictures but I built something similar for routing out pockets in big slabs to fit interpretation boards sub flush for a client......stops the neds ripping the artwork off the panels, you can also get router bits specifically designed for milling from axminster power tools......but trust me on this one, your either working outdoors, or getting one very large extraction system.......its nearly as bad as a 12" planer
  6. where you based stuart, Ill keep my ears open and ask a few "characters " I know round here........cumnock, south west
  7. Ty look at the 6" chipper available from woodland mills.......good kit and properly priced
  8. check your sharpening, theres at least one tooth a different length there
  9. there are plenty of very large planers and thicknessers lying rusting away in the old estate sawmills, most were run off flat belts from either the tractor or steam............the good old days of self sufficiency
  10. just remember whatever weight your towing with the tractor your maximum speed is 25mph, irrespective of what gearbox is in it
  11. the ultimate sharpening system is a tormek wet grinder..........but you might as well cut off an arm to pay forit, fortunatley, axminster power tools now have a "copy" os the same at a fraction of the price, and all the tormek jigs fit it!!!!, you will be able to sharpen all your lathe tools, carving chisels, knives, axes, and basically anyting with an edge, and hone it as well, I waited 4 years for the copy to hit the market and was not dissapointed with it
  12. 100% with rob on that one......Ive been cutting for 40 years now, and crosscut chains, a few wipes with a file and there fine, but milling chains, if there not spot on......welcome to a world of grief, I dont care how good you are you'll never match the acuracy of the machine, and when your doing a lot of milling, it can actually work out quicker
  13. find this can be a problem on some of the hardwoods, oak, elm, sometimes ash if its been down long, and beech, I usually run 4 chains at a time, when one becomes blunt, changing it out for a sharp one, I drop the chains into a bucket of kero and let it soak, when its time to sharpen, chain out of the kero, a quick run through a rag and a brish down with an old brass wire bush I have, this, I find cleans off all the cooked on crud and allows a good inspection whilst sharpening, the chain change routine also allows me to clean and turn the bar at the same time, doesnt take long and gives the saw a break as well
  14. agrimog

    Loler

    and why shouldnt a company use its own employees as an inspector, "a competent person familiar with the equipment being checked", someone who uses, and checks the stuff every day fully fills this requirement, Id rather have this aproach than some independant guy who is only in it for the money. on my own kit I carry out all my own loler checks, on climbing and lifting kit, on my atlas crane , and even though its exempt on my farmi timber crane, if it needs something , it gets it, not only is it possibly an accident prevented, it is my own peace of mind, in this game like many others, your only as good as your last job, and if its one plauged with breakages and problems, word soon gets round
  15. from someone whos been at it a long time...........dont even consider a change ........underpaid, over subscribed, treated like unwanted, and to get your qualifications these days, shouldering a huge debt, not the cheery happy devil may care business people think it is

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