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Title: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on February 26, 2018, 08:38:50 pm
So I decided to get a chainsaw mill and found one on line.   

This is new to me but I have done a lot of reading so all went well for a first time.

The rail guide I built myself which worked out great.

Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: Cut4fun . on February 26, 2018, 10:15:57 pm
505 do good?
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on February 26, 2018, 10:26:55 pm
505 do good?


Those logs are 4 ft long.    I had read where MDAVlEE or Mike recommended using square chain so I took one of my used chains and square ground it.



The first cut off the top only took about 60 seconds to get through.    Then as I got deeper into the log it then slowed down to about 90 seconds to get through it.

By the time I made the last cut I could tell it was slowing down and needed sharped again.

The logs are beetle kill lodge pole pine.   They a around 14" wide at the center of the log.
 
This is the 505 with the Stihl piston in it.     Tachs out at around 14,000 with bar and chain on.   

This saw I have used for stumping on old dead elm trees and now for this.   It is the strongest out all of my other Poulan 505's or J=red 2083's that I have.   
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: mdavlee . on February 27, 2018, 10:50:10 pm
Sounds like it went through it pretty good. 15 seconds per foot is great.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on February 28, 2018, 08:51:33 pm
Sounds like it went through it pretty good. 15 seconds per foot is great.

Well it is just pine but it cut pretty good.     After about 4 slices though I could tell the chain was starting to dull and I was applying pressure to it.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: mdavlee . on February 28, 2018, 09:12:43 pm
That's how I go. If I have to push I sharpen
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: HolmenTree on March 01, 2018, 06:37:37 am
If a guy could clean his logs with a pressure washer or a chainsaw attachment that can debark... a chain would stay sharp so much longer.
Main reason I like to mill lumber from a tree felled on the spot.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: dpjones on March 01, 2018, 10:24:15 am
When I cut the logs I only cut the ones I can get my tractor to and pick up with the loader and carry to my stands. I cut them 8'6" 10'6" and 12'6". So far I haven't had to drag any.

Looks like I got quite a few that SP beetles has killed, I hate it too, rather have the trees than the lumber
DJ
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 01, 2018, 11:51:55 am
This year when I go back up into the mountains I will try and get some longer logs.    I believe 8 ft is the longest that they will allow.    That is long enough to make a picnic table. 
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: dpjones on March 01, 2018, 05:46:16 pm
These that I cut are right here at my house and I'm cutting them for a 12 x 20 building I need to get built.

I made my rail guide out of 1 x 4's about 16' long, works ok but I couldn't carry it very far, I bring the log to it

Here's a picture of my guide, Yours is much better than mine
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: HolmenTree on March 01, 2018, 08:28:50 pm
I recently sold my Alaskan mill along with 30 feet of 2"4" aluminum rails .
Pictured here notice the levelers I built into the 20 footers. The 10 footers you don't need them .
I've join them end to end a few times to make 32 ft beams.

 
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: dpjones on March 01, 2018, 10:06:22 pm
That looks real good, kinda wish I hadn't showed mine after seeing those.

It also looks very cold too, makes my bones hurt just seein all that snow.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: HolmenTree on March 01, 2018, 11:25:04 pm
Snow is easy to get used to if you live here long enough. ;D
 In a few months it will be in the 90's with lots of humidity.
I bought those aluminum tubing (2"4"1/8") 25 years ago. Originally came as two 30 footers. Cost around $300 delivered from 300 miles away.  Priced them out a few weeks ago and I can get them for under $400 ($312 USD). Good investment I got alot of use out of them.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 30, 2018, 06:09:30 pm
Finished up my table from beetle kill.   
Ready for use.


Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: dpjones on March 30, 2018, 09:54:52 pm
That looks real good, very nice. You said beetles, are they pine beetles? These southern pine beetles here in Ga. can do some serious damage quick. I've lost some nice pines here lately and I sure hope it aint them things. Wish I could build a table nice as yours too.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on March 30, 2018, 10:08:45 pm
That looks real good, very nice. You said beetles, are they pine beetles? These southern pine beetles here in Ga. can do some serious damage quick. I've lost some nice pines here lately and I sure hope it aint them things. Wish I could build a table nice as yours too.

Yes it is a beetle that get under the bark and kills the tree.   Out west there are thousands of trees that have been infected and died.   
The table was simple to make.   Some wood screws and glue is all it takes.   
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: Cut4fun . on March 31, 2018, 08:50:23 am
Love the pic and table.  Very nice. 

Guy that bought that 330 was saying something is killing his cherry trees just over hr north of me.
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 18, 2018, 04:05:30 pm
So I have been working on a bench to match the table.   Making progress.

The best part is I get to burn all the scraps.

Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: Cut4fun . on April 18, 2018, 06:34:16 pm
Dang Nice!
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on April 18, 2018, 06:59:33 pm
Dang Nice!

Thanks.   My wife can not wait to get it on the porch with the table. 
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 07, 2018, 11:30:40 pm
All done and in use.

Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: Cut4fun . on May 08, 2018, 06:35:01 am
That is sweet looking. Besides the pride you have of doing it yourself.   8)
Title: Re: Saw Mill
Post by: 3000 FPS on May 08, 2018, 11:42:35 pm
That is sweet looking. Besides the pride you have of doing it yourself.   8)

I have to admit that knowing I went up to the mountains and cut the tree down hauled it back to my house and milling it and then making something useful from it is pretty fun.