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Well not really just a redistribution of duties since I have finally fully automated the sawmill from the remaining salvaged parts I had laying around. The mill will now run a full cycle by one push button and can be operated from the pulling board end of the mill. I have also developed a set of hydraulic clamps that can now grip the log in such a way so it now longer requires the use of the dogs and toe boards or even the C-clamps that were arranged for smaller diameter logs.

To give you a slight idea - I can now cut a 4x4 from a 6-inch diameter log in about 2 minutes. I promise to arrange a video for this. I have tried to post a similar video of the full automatic usage of the sawmill, but I think I am having technical problems. I am working on this problem to post videos and offer DVD's of the operation. I will also be opening up the costs of cutting and how I put this mill together from a manual operation into an automatic one.

If you look for the Lo Gap Woodworking site it is gone and has been replaced by our parent Lo Gap Media. The lack of anyone building (recession really?) has placed the mill out of commercial viability for now and I am cutting for ourselves. From the recent ice storm there is plenty of lumber to be harvested. This lumber will go to projects around the property.  Plenty more to come concerning the mill and building with the lumber it processes.

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