Help with Milling Ideas - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BigWood1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 16
View BigWood1's Photo Album My Photos
Help with Milling Ideas

All, I picked up a cherry log about 2 years ago from a guy who cut a tree down in his yard. it is about 30" round at its widest point and about 3' tall. I wanted to mill this out to get some good boards from it but I only have a small 14" Delta band saw. I considered using a chainsaw but I'd lose 1/4" of material with each pass. Any ideas on how to accomplish this would be most helpful. Thanks.
BigWood1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 12:27 PM
where's my table saw?
 
woodnthings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 25,945
View woodnthings's Photo Album My Photos
Quarter it with the chainsaw

I had the very same condition with a spalted Maple log I cut, mine was about 40" long. I ripped it down the center, that took forever, and then ripped those halves into quarters. That way they weren't so heavy and I could resaw them on the bandsaw. I made a sled for the bandsaw that rises along the front edge since the miter slot was too small:
My own sled uses a roller approach as well and for the occasional use I need, it works well. There is a cleat on the bottom side of the plywood that rides against the right hand edge of the saw table for a guide. You have to press the sled in toward the blade to keep the the cleat against the saw table and the saw cutting straight. It's a basic approach where the main idea is to support the weight of the log or cant and second, to be able to cut a straight slab off. bill Attached Thumbnails








Other sled ideas here:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/resaw-sled-7552/

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
woodnthings is online now  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 09:05 PM
Senior Member
 
FishFactory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Redwood NY
Posts: 298
View FishFactory's Photo Album My Photos
You can split it with a chain saw then do it on your band saw. I split big logs all the time. I have split logs up to 4' in diameter with a 660 Stihl just to fit them on the saw mill. It's a tank of gas in that saw to do one pass in an 8 foot log tho lol.
FishFactory is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High School Project Ideas Gijoe985 General Woodworking Discussion 5 01-17-2018 04:20 PM
Router table cabinet help and ideas Techsniffer General Woodworking Discussion 44 05-19-2017 05:41 PM
Ideas on what to build in a particular situation Arbee General Woodworking Discussion 8 01-01-2017 03:20 PM
How useful would a 5-axis milling machine be? Kauff_K General Woodworking Discussion 16 11-08-2016 11:58 PM
Ideas for Bulk Bird Seed Dispenser (Not a Feeder) TwoRails General Woodworking Discussion 10 08-02-2016 10:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome