milling an oak

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this oak was tough as nails, maybe it didnt help that it was frozen?
the base was all rotted in the center,near house! friend had to take it down, i cut off cookies till i stopped seeing rot. there was only 10’ or so left by then.
1×1 stickers on an oak base made from big old pallet. look ok? i havent stacked much at all,till now my milling has all been smaller sections i used green for rustic benches etc… thats my friend billy and ‘kajira’,she’s an italian mastiff. and a huge scaredy cat.thoguh looks like a big pitbull up close/

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-- Matthew,Long island ny.

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 05:59 AM

SSome more great wood. See if you can make the pictures bigger.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 06:00 AM

Wow Matt you have a whole lot of milling going on.


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#3 posted 02-02-2010 06:08 AM

thanks guys

karson, CLICK the images, you’ll get the full 2MB pics on photobucket. they’re linked thumbnails .

-- Matthew,Long island ny.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 06:14 AM

looks great . what type of setup are you using to mill that? looks like a large bar and a alaskan mill?

-- 20 year old new woodworker. advice and tools much appreciated.

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 06:58 AM

great looking wood…. use it well….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 09:38 AM

Great wood, great work.
I’ll be comming to nite…to haul some, all the way from KUL, MY…! ssssssh!!!!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 10:16 AM

I wish I had your trees and your chain saws…
Great inspiring work anyway!

-- Antonio

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 11:31 AM

Matthew – don’t talk to me about hard wood. I’ve recently slabbed a Eucalyptus and that is FREAKY hard for a chainsaw in an Alaskan.

You have to admit though, it feels great to save good wood from rot and turn it into something useful.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 04:15 PM

There you show an advantage of a chainsaw mill…mill them where they fall and just carry away the lumber.

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 05:36 PM

hey Daren! i’ve seen your mill and projects on some of the other forums, always admired it !
yes, these were in backyards and totally inaccessible to a bandmill …most stuff i get is.
as much as i’d LOVE to have a BSM ,i’ve no place to store one now,no land to
keep lots of wood ,and no heavy log moving equipment , otherwise i’d love to be doing what you are,here in LI,
soooo many gorgeous trees here get dumped,chipped up or burned, its more than shameful waste to me it’s sacrilegious ! the bandmill i could buy and probably find space for it and lumber, but forklifts or whatever probably not…

i like the freedom the csm gives me, though i have to work on getting a smoother cut, the surface came out pretty tooled up.

-- Matthew,Long island ny.

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#11 posted 02-03-2010 01:11 AM

Looks like a lot of work, but a great return on that effort. Thanks for sharing.

-- Barry,

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#12 posted 08-01-2011 04:06 PM

I would love to purchase a chainsaw mill. I had some tree work done at my house, and wanted to use some of the leftovers to frame my wedding picture. I figure it would be cool. I ripped the log, but no where as even as I was hoping. So this experience has made me aware of two things. First, being the chainsaw mill. Second being that there are special chains for ripping. Hence my name woodapprentice hahaha.

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