Timberking 1220 Sawmill

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Blog series by HalDougherty updated 04-14-2011 05:48 AM 2 parts 17088 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Candidates for my Timberking 1220

01-03-2011 11:30 PM by HalDougherty | 10 comments »

I’ve been walking around our tree line today. Looking for some likely prospects for sawlogs. Here’s what I’ve got to work with. 6 big maples that are over 100 years old and starting to die. One of them is too decayed and hollow to cut for lumber, but it might give a bunch of turning blanks. Look how gnarly this one is. The log isn’t tall, but it’s thick. About 35” in diameter. It’s the smallest of the 6 trees. Here are three more on the ot...

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Part 2: Black Walnut log, sawn into 4/4 lumber with a live edge.

04-14-2011 05:48 AM by HalDougherty | 11 comments »

I picked up a great looking walnut log today. The widest place was over 29” at the crotch and it just fit my TimberKing 1220 sawmill. I had to cut the limbs slightly shorter so I could slice it into flitches. I don’t have a bobcat or a backhoe to load logs… so, I had to wrestle them on the trailer. One item I did get to help load logs was a 3000 lb electric winch. Only one problem with it today. The battery was discharged! I had to use my back up plan. A manual w...

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