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Posted on slicing with a chainsaw

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 02:51 PM

... I know the ideal is a bandsaw but mine will only cut to 5 15/16ths

- Karda

Aren’t you going to cross cut it to less than 5” length’s anyway to mount on the lathe? Cross cut it to length first and then stand it on end to slice the inch off the face using your bandsaw.

And next time, when you initially cut the log, don’t cut it exactly in half. Cut to one side of the pith and then the other “half” may be large enough to do that again for a second cut. A side benefit of that approach is you end up with a slice out of the middle that if you cut it in half (cut out the pith) you actually wind up with 2 quarter sawn rough boards that will be very stable that you can use for something else. If you plan to do this a lot you might want to make a cradle to help hold your logs while you mill them with your chainsaw.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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