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First Blood With the Home Brew Mill

Discussion in 'Milling' started by earlthegoat2, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Got to start on on some cherry logs today which was the impetus to stop messing around with inferior products and saws and build my mill and equip it with a proper milling saw. Got the saw from @riverrat2 and the bar and chain from @Ryan Browne

    The pics show a before shot. A few setup shots. I stole the guide rail setup from @czar800 and it works lovely. The pics of the sideway angle iron are winding sticks so I can get my guide rails dead on. It's an old times woodworkers trick for flattening lumber with a hand plane. There is a shot of my never before seen and just finished MS446 hybrid doing some freehand side milling. And finally the shot of the mill itself.

    Chainsaw milling is tough work and I am beat. The mill is time consuming to set up but I think I am going to make some thickness blocks like those of @czar800

    Fun part was this was in a pretty tight residential area and muffler modded 660s are plenty loud.
     

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    czar800 Living a dream!

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    Looks good, I stole the rail setup from someone myself.. :D

    I've never got hung up on setting up the rails perfectly.... I've just been eyeballing them. o_O
     
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    earlthegoat2 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Final product.
     

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    riverrat2 Semper Fidelis

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    Nice set up, good to see the big Creamsicle getting put to good use, judging by the sawdust pile and the stack of nice Cherry wood boards it is working just fine!!!!
     
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    Wolverine Do you even burn wood bro?

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    It is a ton of work Earl. Looks like you did good. If you're not properly versed in stickering, now's the time.
     
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