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Project by Cornelius posted 11-06-2020 10:15 AM 1776 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a flat packed/portable sawmill for two reasons:

On one hand I needed to process my wood in my garden
On the other hand I needed to process logs 1m wide in my family property.

This answers these two needs.

I used a metal railing retrieved from the recycling centre and pine.
I did an attachment with a piece of oak and a cart in plywood for the railing.

In the garden I use the saw mill on trestles and when processing a bigger log, I just install it alongside the lumber to cut it in four quarters. Then I process the boards quarter sawn.

Picture four is my better half, not myself…just in case.





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 11-06-2020 10:52 AM

Very clever… I like. Now all I need to do is find a neigbor that might not notice a missing tree…

Seriously, our Victorian (Australia) laws forbid harvesting fallen lumber.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 11-06-2020 03:25 PM

very well done and ingenious.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Cornelius

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#3 posted 11-06-2020 04:13 PM

Many thanks LittleBlackDuck and bushmaster.

Note that I only process trees from my family properties….the trees are always mine and fortunately I can do whatever I like with them.

In my garden I only process the smaller pieces and my neighbour is not bothered by the noise, being drunk most of the day.

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swirt

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#4 posted 11-06-2020 04:22 PM

Very clever design. Lots of thought put into making it work and keeping it simple and reliable.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Cornelius

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#5 posted 11-06-2020 04:57 PM

Thank you, I am always lacking space so I have to put a bit of energy into flat packed designs.

I am happily using this system for three years now

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controlfreak

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#6 posted 11-06-2020 06:50 PM

Really cool design. I may be dense but is the saw riding on the sled or physically attached to it? I would love to some detail on that. Most chainsaw mils I have seen have a bar attached to the saw and the hole at the end of the bar.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 11-06-2020 06:58 PM


In my garden I only process the smaller pieces and my neighbour is not bothered by the noise, being drunk most of the day.

- Cornelius


My type of neighbours… I’m never bothered by their noise…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Cornelius

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#8 posted 11-06-2020 07:00 PM

Hi controlfreak, you are not “dense”, I did not explain much I am sorry.
There is no modification of the saw. I did one attachment for the saw, that just replaces the plastic protection

then this attachment is bolted to the railing cart

and the whole thing slides securely on the rail

Once the saw bolted to the railing cart, I can even access the 2 bolts to screw the blade

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robscastle

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#9 posted 11-06-2020 09:44 PM

Bloody timber regulations!
In Tasmania you cannot harvest timber unless you have diving gear on, and then its a bit risky as well

-- Regards Rob

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 11-06-2020 11:04 PM

Really witty works there. I like it.

You really Married well, not every guy can say the Wife helps me mill my lumber. I can say the same, and am a Happy Camper. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Cornelius

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#11 posted 11-06-2020 11:32 PM

Wow, in Europe, there is always attraction to Australia, NZ etc….but that is one downside!

For the wife, she is danish…she has her viking moments, she likes to get rough and dirty sometimes

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oldrivers

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#12 posted 11-07-2020 12:02 AM

Handy tool you have there you did a great job in design and workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 11-07-2020 12:54 AM



... unless you have diving gear on, and then its a bit risky as well
- robscastle

C’mon rc we all know salties don’t like cold water.

You really Married well, not every guy can say the Wife helps me mill my lumber. I can say the same, and am a Happy Camper. :-)
- therealSteveN

Sorry gents, those are two ladies I hope will convert to bigamism... My SWMBO just piles the lumber up against the exit to my workshop… Just kidding, confessed in the ambulance!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Julian

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#14 posted 11-07-2020 03:00 AM

That is fantastic.

-- Julian

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Cornelius

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#15 posted 11-07-2020 04:03 PM

Old rivers and Julian thank you for your kind words.


... My SWMBO just piles the lumber up against the exit to my workshop…
- LittleBlackDuck

Ha ha …good one, thank you!

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