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post #1 of 8 Old 02-12-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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I envy you guy's with your sawmills. I do buy lumber occasionally from the small mills, but they are located a good distance from where I live.

So most of the time when I need some stock for small tables or lamp bases, this is how I get it.
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Hey Ron,
I got one of them der mills, too.
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Yep, sometimes a guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do, just look at my avatar.
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The beauty of the chain saw is the portability. I love my little saw.

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At that size, depending on your band saw, build a log resawing sled and slab it off that way. I do that with anything under 10" diameter on my 14" riser block equipped Band Saw... Works great!

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Yep, sometimes a guy's gotta do what a guy's gotta do, just look at my avatar.
Hey Daren,

I've noticed that big hunk of wood in your avatar. I have never made a rip cut on a log that size with a chainsaw, but I have ripped some long logs. Ripped the first half logs, top sill plates, log floor joists and the 50' ridge pole for a log house. Would have loved to have had a good band mill at that time.

But like you said ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

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At that size, depending on your band saw, build a log resawing sled and slab it off that way. I do that with anything under 10" diameter on my 14" riser block equipped Band Saw... Works great!
A band saw is another item on my want list. Have been thinking the same thing.

Thanks ALL for your comments,

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Ron, nothing wrong with your mill whatsoever. It doesn't matter the size of the mill or the tree. When a guy can create the kind of beauty you do, it just proves that less really can be more.

But if you do get a bandmill go way overboard right from the start you won't regret it.
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