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My largest chainsaw mill experience

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by Can8ianTimber, May 13, 2009.

  1. Can8ianTimber

    Can8ianTimber ArboristSite Operative

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    I thought I would post some pictures of the largest log I have milled with a chainsaw. I was using a Husqvarna 3120xp and a 50" cannon bar and a 60" bar for the bigger slabs. I was able to cut about 3 slabs per chain before I had to get it sharpened. The log was 15' long and about 42" diamater. Lots of fun.

    Sorry I don't have any pictures in action but I was sawing solo most of the time.

    After the slabs were cut we wedged under them enough to get dowels in and rolled them down a ramp and up on to a trailer. It was quite a job since they were about 650 lbs each.
     
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    Awesome !!! What kind of wood is that ?
     
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    Gorgeous slab! Make one heck of a coffee table...:clap: ..except for the 650 lb thing...
     
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    Hard to tell from the pics, looks like Black Walnut?
     
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    Wow looks great, Have you finished milling it. Looks to be Black Walnut to me also
     
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    Yeah it is black walnut. I got 9, 3" slabs out of it and it took me 3 evenings after work to get it done.
     
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    How many gallons of gas is that:)
     
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    It was one tank of fuel per slab. The 3120 holds 2.64 Pints in the tank so about 3.25 gallons. I could tell when my chain was getting dull b/c I would run out of gas before I was done with the cut. I deffinitly need to learn more about sharpening chains.

    I really want to get some good rails like I have seen some guys using on this forum. I would also like to run with rails on the log for each cut so it makes it more consistant entering and exiting the cut. I am deffinitly learning a lot on this forum.
     
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    Nice work! I've got a 50" bar on order from Walker's so I'm interested in your experience.

    I've milled quite a bit of urban wood with my 36" bar, and the number one thing I have found helpful for keeping the bar sharp is to peel as much (i.e. ALL) the bark off before beginning the cut. I also notice that this is #1 on BobL's list of hints n tips.

    Good luck, and keep those photos coming!

    Dan
     
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    cool pictures and incredible slab. Impressive

    I have worked on oak logs that big with my 36" bar. I either have to cobble cut to fit the mill or turn the log repeatedly.
     
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    One thing I have wanted to try is to get one of those planer attachments that goes on the end of the bar for log home building. I thought that would work good for removing the bark and dirt. Do you remove it on the exit side as well or just the cutting side????
     
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    Can someone point me to this list?

    :confused:
     
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    Its the sticky at the top of the milling page.



    Some MONSTER slabs! Very cool!
     
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    Nice looking slabs there C8T!

    There's nothing like cutting big, hard wood to force you to learn how to sharpen properly. I am preparing a "How I sharpen" guide - I just need to shoot a couple of photos and I will post it on the sticky.

    Yep and yep!
     
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    Oh. That list. I've only read it a bunch of times. I was hoping there was some super secret inside info.
     
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    Great work!!!

    Nice slabs and I know that had to be so work doin that,,but fun!!!
     

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