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    Rock Roller
  • Birthday 01/30/1983

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    Eastern Maine
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    Old, ugly and loud trucks, equipment and tools. Rock rigs and rat rods.

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  1. Not knowing what it is but assuming it's not venomous, I'd happily let several take up residence in my yard if they make a habit of eating venomous ones.
  2. On one side of my Waldo the road is obstructed with rocks but it's obvious that people are going around it. The missus and I hiked to the quarry on top and found a party zone. Lots of graffiti all over. Forty foot long dick painted on the roadway. The other way is gated. Never been in that way even on foot Ive encountered some of the Penobscot valley 4wd people, but never wheeled with them. I haven't got much of a fix on what's out there locally since I keep to myself and don't have a Jeep (r)
  3. I used to see some of the pv4wd group in Clifton/Amherst from time to time. I probably would have tried to join if they didn't make it pretty obvious that they were "Jeep" people on their website. pretty sure they've been up mt Waldo in Frankfort. There was a group out of Ellsworth that wheeled somewhat regularly out that way. Dunno if they started ranging at all.
  4. I use A regular crosscut file on the cutters. Dads Alaskan sawmill has a rip chain I don't think it's shown me an advantage over a standard chain.
  5. If this smells too much like tech and not enough like dry ice, then I'll move it since the following is anything but random. Ahem this was the next log in the pile. I began by getting it on blocks so It's somewhat comfortable to work on. Then I get my guide rail on. It's made of pressure treated 2x4s. You can use anything that's straight and square really. Another board, a ladder whatever. It needs to be anchored to the log with screws or nails long enough to hold it down but short enough to not be in the path of the saw. Now switch the saw from whatever you were doing to an initial cut depth. A spacer equal to your guide rail in my case 3.5 inches, plus a slab thickness, in my case 2 inches. Having another set of spacers out towards the end of the bar would be better for consistency but my bar is only 18, minus the log teeth and the 1 1/2 thick spacers, and I was cutting some 14 inch wide boards last night. So I never added one, and most of my boards are a little wavy and or trapezoidal. The other spacer would probably help a lot and i will probably add one tomorrow. It'll look something like this when you're ready to start. Fire your saw up and start ripping dust. Cutting down the grain pulls dust, not the square chips you might be used to seeing cross cutting. That's normal. The above cut was about 8 ft 6 and took something like 3 and a half minutes. Once this cut is finished, unscrew the guide from the waste slab and set the slab aside. Turn the log 90* and and Set the guide back on. Make sure the guide is square to the first cut or your boards won't be. Cut again. Roll the log again. Repeat. When preparing for the third cut measure the overall height from the bottom sawed face to the top of the rail and shim the rail until they are the same, unless you're making tapered planks, cants, boards, beams or columns. At this point you can set the guide rail aside and set your spacing to the thickness you want. I'd have set the spacing to 2 inches and started making 2Xs but it was 9:30 so I quit. The work that I've described took me a half hour, and it gets easier from this point
  6. I have a guide that I made out of 16ft 2x4s that I use as an initial guide rail. That oddball 2x4 chunk on top of the trapezoid plank goes under it when I'm using that initial guide rail so I take off a 2 inch thick slab. If the log has a big curve in it or tapers a lot I will use it again until I get a good bearing surface for the saw guide to ride on. I'll do a step by step tomorrow. I think I'll have this log whittled down by then
  7. It's nuts. He sleeps right through it. I'm close enough to get reception on the baby monitor so probably 250 feet or so. I expected him to wake up the first time, but it didn't seem to bother him. Not much going on. Not as good as a granberg, but fast, cheap and effective
  8. Bad link. Refresh your browsah. I make headway while the little guy sleeps
  9. I got tired of looking at pine going to waste, so i threw together a hacktacular Alaskan sawmill. Works good enough for bridge planks and cribbing.
  10. Passenger or drivers drop? 27 or 32 spline?
  11. That's my house. Parked in the driveway next to the plow truck?
  12. My rig had a metal roof. It's changed a lot. how has your anything changed? did it go like you expected or imagined?
  13. Got rear fender tubes tacked on tonight. The square tubes will receive the boom, I figured that making it removable would be wise.
  14. It's so helpful to have scalers that talk to you and help you improve your knowledge and the product you deliver to them. Most of them know that a little education pays big dividends. The local pine mill has done this for me and I've been very thankful for the education.
  15. Yarded a bunch of ash from down by the stream to the little field today. Snow is all rotten and hiding ice. Even chained up headway on the grades was difficult. Loaded a half cord of firewood back onto the trailer. I should curtail my logging activities until the pudding dries.