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  1. I’ve never heard of rosemary cedar, any pictures? Where are you located?
  2. Looks fantastic as usual! Just yesterday I was thinking we were about due for a @Bmac chair build post!
  3. It’s a beast. I thought my 271 cut through logs like butter but the 084 puts it to shame. I’ll look into a ripping chain or at least a skip-tooth chain for future milling but it made fairly quick work of this sycamore log. I didn’t time the cuts but overall the cutting time was much less than me moving the slabs and taking breaks. Once or twice it acted up for a brief moment, but the fuel in it was a bit on the stale side. I might check the carb just to make sure there isn’t some gunk in there. Otherwise it’s been running great. I did manage to hit the chain brake on the log a couple times but now I know to watch out for that
  4. Maybe start putting sawdust back down around the perimeter to slow the inflow? Hope you fare the storm well.
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    Understandable. Hope all is well otherwise.
  6. There was a thread on here pretty recently where a few people complained of no responses and/or slow order fulfillment. The site says a relative or someone is continuing his shop, but you may want to proceed with caution. I believe Marc also has a blotch control recipe that you can make yourself.
  7. Doesn’t have to be in your backyard, but I thought we could use a general thread on personal milling experiences and to show off your milling setups and log piles. A while back I got a couple sycamore logs from my neighbor. They’ve been sitting next to my log pile for a while, waiting for a nice day to mill them(the pile is mostly for firewood but I’m hoping to have a separate pile for milling soon). I’m running a Stihl 084 that @Bmac helped me score. I’ve got a 36” bar and matching Granberg alaskan mill. I know people will complain that I didn’t quarter saw all of this, but too bad.
  8. Also, a word on helmets- Don’t be fooled by bike shop helmet salespeople saying “your brain is worth more than $10, don’t buy a $10 helmet.” All helmets sold in the US pass the exact same safety regulations. Period. More expensive helmets might look cooler and might be more comfortable, but there is no direct correlation between price and safety. Helmets have an expiration date, don’t ignore them. Helmets should also be replaced after any real crash where it strikes the ground.
  9. If you have a local bike shop I’d recommend starting there for parts and tools. Good tools to have on hand: Tire levers. There are some decent plastic ones out there but most are garbage. Good metal ones will not damage the rims if you use them properly. Chain breaker. When kids drop the chain and then do all sorts of pedaling forward and backward they can get it lodged in such a way that you have to break the chain. Slim 15mm combination wrench or dedicated pedal wrench. Remember that left pedals have reverse thread. They will have a ridged shoulder above the threads so you know which is the left pedal. Wrench for whatever style cranks (arm that pedals attach to) the bikes have. 4-6mm hex keys will cover most of the hardware on bikes, 5mm being the most common. A good pump or air compressor. Patch kits or spare tubes. If you get further into the bike maintenance, a 4th hand cable tool can be handy. Chain lube and some grease are good to have.
  10. JohnG


    Where’s @Mick S? I miss his contributions. Seems like it’s been a while since he posted, or is it just me?
  11. I have heard the Triton is too large. My Bosch 1617EVSPK fits with tons of room, if that helps for comparison. In lowest position- and with the collet flush with the table. The triton must be massive.
  12. How would the domiplate fix an accuracy issue with the domino? Are you saying that the stock plate was not 90* to the plunge direction? Or that it is not parallel to the side-to-side movement of the bit? The only time I have had alignment issues with my domino is when I wasn’t thinking and didn’t use the same reference side on both pieces. It’s been far more accurate than my dewalt biscuit jointer.
  13. Looks like you have bears in the area! I didn’t manage to split enough wood for our (milder) winter in time, so I’ll have to have some delivered. I only went through about a cord and some change last winter. Hoping to have enough for next winter without buying any.
  14. Thanks! Not yet. Though a decent electric minivan is probably the only vehicle that my wife would consider replacing her mini-minivan with.
  15. I wouldn’t advise anyone to bet against you