Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees #3: Russian Olive and Mesquite have similar bark

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Blog entry by azwoodworker posted 03-29-2021 01:22 PM 602 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Started on my 50 log project. Not the best production but still some good boards. Part 3 of Milling Lumber from Arizona Residental Trees series Part 4: Beautiful Mulberry bookmatched 2 in slabs cherry on a otherwise tough day. »

Slabbed into First Russian olive or what I thought was Russian olive and was excited until I got to the next log of Russian olive and realized

that what I had was Mesquite in the first log. OH well. I got all four cuts on the Russian olive to be straight and flat. The system is working well. Logs still unwieldy in moving. Did 1 1/2 logs today. Mesquite not straight but this would be good behind the couch or hall table.

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#1 posted 04-01-2021 01:28 AM

What are you milling with?

-- dalebank, "Too blessed to be stressed"

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#2 posted 04-01-2021 04:35 AM

I have a two Stilhs 076’s. I use three mills. I have a 36 inch Alaskan Granberg mill that does about 28 inches, a Sperber dual chainsaw mill that cuts over 36 inches, and I just got the Alaskan small log mill, so I don’t have to fool with adjusting the mill too much. I am running 20 degrees square-cut chain. I tried a 10-degree skip chain with an
MCcough 1-41 and a 650. but these were 80 cc’s and 87 CC’s low RPM that took forever.
This is the system I get the flat cut and then the 90 degrees cut from that. This is if I am doing 1-inch boards with the Short mill.

Cut the Mulberry log today. This was heavy to the very last board.

The mulberry was cut into 2 1/4 slabs.

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#3 posted 04-01-2021 04:57 PM

Looks like you get nice cuts!

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