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    Do it yourself sawmill, and more

    I am a semi-retired(mostly just tired) cabinet maker from Texas. A few years back I built a sawmill so I could cut my own lumber. I started building log furniture out of the offcuts and scraps. I have just about every tool a woodworker can have and none of them are much use for building log furniture. After looking at what was available on the market for building log furniture I was not impressed. I decided to build a machine designed just for the fast, easy production of log furniture. It functions as a sawmill, a large capacity lathe(10" dia x 108" length, a large capacity mortise machine(24"x96" bed, 14" vertical stroke), and a large capacity drill press. I designed the machine using 3-D solid modeling software. It is built with "off the shelf" parts and components. I would love to hear your comments and opinions(even the negative ones)
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    Go to dropbox link for a more detailed overview of the machine:

    machine: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nr4yw91iv...-2YHwWIBa?dl=0

    furniture it makes: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pq9hfk8rq...pz4MeasIa?dl=0
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    That is an AWESOME build. When I saw the title I kinda expected something that did everything *almost* as good as the single tool, but it's clear you've put a lot of thought into the design. It really is a hell of a robust tool.

    And I love the ice chest!

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    I'll give you my negative comment first.Probably the most negative comment any one could ever get.
    ""It's not mine""
    Now that that is over with your combining of many different wood working tools into the confines of a single heavy duty frame work is an outstanding job.
    Maybe the addition of a drum sander or a large as in 12" by 60" belt sander to travel longitudinally might serve to further reduce your furniture build times But over all, great job thanks for sharing.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Thanks brianpoundingnails! We've added your Sawmill to our Woodworking category,
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    Awesome. We have a "neighbour" five Km across the bay who's been exhibiting similar works to yours in front of their property for years. Next time I'm by there I'll stop to look at detail of his constructions. Never met him, just googled his business "Marisa Enterprises". I'll send him a link to your post.

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    Thats an awesome build, I know a many hour went into the design and making, love the cedar table and benches

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    Amazing multi-function machine design and built to handle relatively heavy loads!! Surprised me to see the drill running a lathe that long. Any issues with the belt slipping? Also enjoyed all the attachment jigs, for the angle grinder/chain grinder/drill, and finally noticed the caster so you can pull it out to load a log for milling. Great designs, write up and terrific first post. Looks like you have it mastered for you log furniture, beautiful functional work. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    Stupendous. Inspired. Awesome. Amazing. Not hard to identify with any of the remarks, including "It's Not Mine". Lol. Never has such a negative comment had such a positive ring. As a late SoCal baby-boomer, we had a phrase that signified epitome of 'lock, stock, and barrel' type completeness...'In there, thanks, you only know.'

    Not to mention, apparently one of your first posts! You might have designed via CAD, but first visualizing it's the impressive part. Incorporating the functions with off-the-shelf components makes it feasible for any individual with a welder. With a bit more labor, anyone limited to a hand drill might emulate your really incredible design. Like PJs, one surprise is a hand drill and reduction generate sufficient torque/ RPM for lathe portion. That it is compactly self-contained, adjustable for materials, nicely painted...guaranteed "Tool Of The Week". Jon may render that service but I secretly monitor his choices by telepathic means. If wrong, I'll scan horizon carefully for your avatar.
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    If you don't have any heirs, I'm available. But I live in Canada!

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    AN AWSOME Machine

    This machine is incredible. Looks more like it was made by a tool maker than a cabinet maker, no offense intended. I suppose the only difference between them is the material used in their projects. Better yet the machine does exactly what is supposed to do and I think it's Brilliant!
    Quote Originally Posted by brianpoundingnails View Post
    I am a semi-retired(mostly just tired) cabinet maker from Texas. A few years back I built a sawmill so I could cut my own lumber. I started building log furniture out of the offcuts and scraps. I have just about every tool a woodworker can have and none of them are much use for building log furniture. After looking at what was available on the market for building log furniture I was not impressed. I decided to build a machine designed just for the fast, easy production of log furniture. It functions as a sawmill, a large capacity lathe(10" dia x 108" length, a large capacity mortise machine(24"x96" bed, 14" vertical stroke), and a large capacity drill press. I designed the machine using 3-D solid modeling software. It is built with "off the shelf" parts and components. I would love to hear your comments and opinions(even the negative ones)
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    Go to dropbox link for a more detailed overview of the machine:

    machine: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nr4yw91iv...-2YHwWIBa?dl=0

    furniture it makes: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pq9hfk8rq...pz4MeasIa?dl=0

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