Peter Laurence: Sorry can't help as it belongs to the operator
Peter Laurence: raise and lower the log
Peter Laurence: Not in NZ
kwbloke: Paulownia has been identified as the best sustainably grown timber for eco
friendly surfboard manufacture in the world. Trees in NZ are grown in
controlled plantation situations.
ironworke: too dangerous with out gards. Just another crazy person taking a big risk.
Wallabydam: those damn tress pop up everywhere here where i live in Virginia in the
states, whats so big about them anyway, they have HUGE leaves, thats the
only way i can tell them from anything else. someoen told me in japan they
make something from the wood for musical instruments? Oh well i have no
idea, ill stick to Oak :)
Randy Hoffmann: Very good, inexpensive, and creative!
kwbloke: In New Zealand we make surfboards, kayaks, yachts, kiteboards and similar
craft from paulownia. Trees can be milled 8 to 12 years after planting. Oak
is just a little heavy for these applications.
Bryan Foster: jeez that looks dangerous!
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Peter Laurence: Cutting stuff!
David Bähler: This seems like it could be a pain to get the logs in there, is that the
case? Also seems like it might be a bit tricky to get the cut lined up
properly. I like the idea in some ways, how does it compare to the more
conventional bedded bandmills?
kwbloke: To cut 25mm thick boards, place a series of 28mm packers(slightly thicker
to allow for thickness of sawcut) under each corner. After each cut just
knock one level of packers out then make your next cut.
kwbloke: Yes, I need to get hold of some lifting equipment. I send the main butt
logs (up to 5 metres long) down to a local sawmiller who runs a woodmizer
wilh hydraulic lifting rams etc. This low cost little mill is great for
smaller logs up to 500mm (20 inches) in diameter.
Peter Laurence: @Fuzzysword Not as bad as it looks