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About CDMR

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    South Bucks
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    Sawyer and Furniture Maker

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  1. To the timber, no. To the saw, maybe. To your lungs, definitely.
  2. That's going to be some heavy work!
  3. and I cannot Lie. You other fellas can't deny.. This log was pretty rotten but got some 1.5m x 1m slabs at 50mm The other was very similar, covered in really deep burrs and about .75m x 3m I also got a load of big burrs up to 30" diameter. Any ideas as to the best thing to do with them? I am assuming, seal and dry very slowly then find a turner with a really big lathe? I believe they are silver maple.
  4. It looks awesome but doesn't it turn it into a thief magnet?
  5. The other problem with a trad planer is workshop space. You need a lot of infeed and out feed space as opposed to moving the head over the work.
  6. Definitely interesting, what's the likely price?
  7. Lovely work. Great details, the bead on the bottom of the rail, chamfer on the buttons etc.
  8. I wouldn't worry too much about starting lo-pro. I have and have had very few teething problems. There's not a lot of point in going for a bigger rig than you need. You just use more consumables and have more large gear to tote around. If you mill away from home as it were, you can also have the problem of not being able to get your rig in where the log is which is one of the big advantages of an Alaskan. I run a 36 most of the time, 48 occasionally and the 72 hardly ever. As for paint, cheapo bitumastic roofing paint works well for me.
  9. A little spot of spalted Sycamore from a local pub garden.
  10. CDMR


    Did occur to me as well that linking it to a panic function on your phone would be useful. Automatically texting 'I have fallen out of a tree / chopped my leg off with a MS880 at the following location: Flange-Otter-Bedsock Blood Group: Rebellion IPA'
  11. CDMR


    It's an ingenious system. I don't think there is a single house in our postcode that has a number so I wish delivery drivers and minicabs would start using it. Great if you want to meet your mates at a non-urban location too, just text them the three words.
  12. Getting worse would imply it's the cut. So either the chain or chain/bar interaction. Is the bar out of parallel to the frame front to back perhaps?
  13. Does the dip get more pronounced further along the cut or is it constant?
  14. You could find a shallower first cut would help. The deeper the cut the more leverage a sagging bar can put on the upper mount of the vertical pillars. Big J's idea re tensioning could be worth a try too. How about a ratchet strap around the tops of the vertical pillars? As the bar sags they will want to move outward so it might prevent them from doing so. Whether the mill frame will be happy to accept all these opposing forces, who knows.


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