I finally got that big saw out and put it to work. I needed some heavy slabs to repair the old door frame on the cabin. I had a couple of left over Tamarack logs so I slabbed off a couple of pieces using my bigger Granberg chainsaw mill.
The picture doesn't doesn't show the thickness well. The upper one is just the left over slab. The middle one is 3" thick and the lower one is 3 1/2" thick. Both thick ones are live edge and will be the sides of the door frame.
BroncMom, hit me up when you are thinking about a chain saw mill. I learned a few things about them that will help when you are deciding which one or ones you want. Also keep in mind that by the time you buy a decent sized saw and a mill you'll be out at least a grand if they are new. A small band saw mill is about $2500. A band saw saves about 1 board worth of lumber for every 4 cuts due to the thickness of a chainsaw kerf but the chainsaw mill can be carried in pretty much right where the log fell and be used so you don't need a tractor or anything to haul the logs. Also a 20" bar will yield about a 15" cutting width for a chainsaw mill. Ripping chain is a must and cuts about 60% of the off vs. using regular cutting chain.
I'm heading up to camp this weekend and am hoping to start milling on some giant hemlock logs that were left behind. With my 36" bar I can work on 30" slabs and can even squeeze out a 32" if I'm gentle. I'll get some more pics of that and maybe a video.
I've got more than enough standing timber to wear one of them setups out. But it's all 20ft tall cedar or locust and hedge. Neither of the latter have more than a couple feet of straight log! We've got 80 acres and I havent seen a single squirrel in the year we've been there. Zero nut trees means zero bushytails. And zero lumber lol. Though the cedars are so densely packed that they are all strait as an arrow.
One of these days I'll post a few pics of the camp again. I think once you see how rustic the camp is it will be easy to see how rough cut lumber fits the bill better than .any store bought stuff. I'm just lucky enough to have it growing right where I need it.
Not sure if any of y'all might have these but... HarborFreight Recalls Jack Stands That Could Suddenly Collapse
A recent thread made me think of this.
Post a random pic.
Anything you want.
Just keep it work and kid safe.
Here is mine.
My Chevrolete, 72 C-10
The Bronco bleeding tranny fluid everwhere
Now, post yours.
Anything you want.
@schwim has played a game with me whenever I posted a picture of something and if it contained a VW,(or something that may have remotely resembled a VW??) he would post a new picture w/a VW and claim that it was now a Volkswagen thread. Seemed like a pretty cool idea, so I figured why not start...
So my wife and I along with my daughter were out walking the woods two weekends ago looking for moose sheds. Yessss it really is a thing. The snow on the ridges etc was mostly gone and the low areas was less than 3 feet so it was prime time for looking. We found this bad boy laying about 15...
Hopefully at this long you guys are all pretty much bunkered down as much as possible. We've been under shelter at home for a couple days now with no definitive end in sight.
I hope maybe you guys might post up some pictures of what you're up to here. I don't think it has to even be a...