Finally was able to mill with my revised mini mill today and the results were satisfying. I had found a neighbor who had cut all the limbs off a tree in his front yard, but couldn't cut the trunk of the tree with his small saw. I also got a tree stump from the same neighbor who has the Doug Fir slabs. It came from some small Pacific Rim Island ten years ago. Here is the scientific name of the tree, don't know the street name. Tournefortia/Messersmittia (sp)
Here are pictures of the tree from my neighborhood, don't have a clue as to what it is. I got tree to test the mini-mill with and it has some pretty cool colors.
Here is my friend Simon making the first side cap cut.
BobL, the chip deflector worked great! It was so nice not having chips flying in our faces.
Here I am capping the opposite side and you can see that no chip/dust is flying up into my face.
Here the mill is cutting a 1" board. Check out this figuring in the wood.
This remote throttle worked like a champ. It made it very comfortable to operate the saw.