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Forum topic by Jammer posted 07-12-2009 12:04 PM 2331 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-12-2009 12:04 PM

Well, hello.

This is my first post here, and I’d like to take the opportunity to say hello.

I’ve just finished setting up a bandsaw to mill small logs into lumber, and I’m interested in layout strategies that the rest of you use.

I have a sled set up, and a riser block. The setup gives me an operating length of 6’-1”, and a diameter (or height) of 10-3/4”.


If I have a log that comes in at 10”, since I can’t use the center of it, it looks to me like the largest piece I can get out of it is a 1×6, and usually it’s a 1×4.

What strategies (layouts) do you guys use to mill logs?

What layout would you use to fit a 24” log into a 11” saw?

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 09:18 PM

Try here – lots of milling smart therein:

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 01:43 AM

Thank you for that lead!

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