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Tapered butt log - best sawing approach when chainsaw milling?

by JohnMcClure
posted 10-17-2018 10:46 AM


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#1 posted 10-17-2018 01:55 PM

Depends on your plans for the wood.
1) flat saw for max wood then cut your project out of the board.
2) cut a square cant from the small end going back to larger.

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#2 posted 10-17-2018 02:02 PM

Where is the curve in relation to the hump?

I’m far from an expert, but to me this situation seems to be similar to jointing a board with a bow.

I think I would try to get rid of the curve before addressing the hump, but that might depend on where the hump and curve is

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#3 posted 10-17-2018 03:12 PM

best bet would be to get your first cut parallel to the pith.

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#4 posted 10-17-2018 05:32 PM

Ok I think I’ll shoot for first cut parallel to the pith. I’ll end up with pie-shaped boards and thus a lot of waste, but I guess its inevitable.
Thanks!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#5 posted 10-17-2018 06:08 PM

Use the 3/8” cut waste from your chain in your measurements to leave the most good wood.

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