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I run a little manual mill. I got a new digital camera for Christmas and had never taken a movie wth it. I decided to take a 2 minute clip and put it on youtube. I am not pushing the mill hard, and am sawing 18" wide ash. If I leaned on it or it was softer wood even my little mill can peel of a board pretty quick, I was just playing around in the video. I am going to shoot another one now I know how. The camera is too far away and I am in the shade when I mess with the setworks between cuts. The first board is 4/4, the second is 1/4 (.30" actually). I have ran the little dude enough I don't have to look at the setworks, I can feel the clicks and count. Each click of the handcrank on the setworks is 1/10". Here it is, me and my little cheap mill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZH6LWq3fuY
 

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That was pretty cool....;) ;) ;)

Looks like a nice day....it was here too...only I got mud about ankle deep everywhere there ain't grass....:thumbdown: :thumbdown:
 

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.only I got mud about ankle deep everywhere there ain't grass....:thumbdown: :thumbdown:
In my yard that is everywhere...no grass :no:. Nothing but skidsteer ruts and mud, my wife is sooo proud :laughing:. That and the "spalting log obstacle couse", and the suprize lowboy of logs from buddies while she is at work. You can see from the video I live in town (small town Pop. 1100), the Mayor is my neighbor and my shack is surrounded by pretty nice houses (cept they have sawdust problems ?) Oh well, my buddy 4 blocks away has 3 mules, chickens... small town living :thumbsup:
 

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Nice video. Sounds like you enjoy your mill. Have you had it long enough to have dried some boards? How did they turn out. Any pointers on what to look for when buying a mill?
 

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Nice video. Sounds like you enjoy your mill. Have you had it long enough to have dried some boards? How did they turn out. Any pointers on what to look for when buying a mill?
I do enjoy it, I have sawed and dried a few boards ;)
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=105&limit=views
As far as what to look for in a mill depends on what you plan on doing with it. A small manual mill like mine is fine for sawing for yourself and a little to sell/small custom. Less than $5k new and you are in business. But if you are looking for production and higher bft/hr...the sky is the limit. A few of the fellers here have more than one mill.
 
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