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Good day of chainsawmilling
« on: November 08, 2003, 05:29:54 PM »
A friend of mine called the other day and said I could have a silver maple trunk that was laying on the front lawn of a house he owns in town. So today I went down there with my chainsaw mill and 10yr old son. I slabbed up the tree while he tried to impress passersby with yo-yo tricks. Normally he is very helpful, but today there were no standing trees for him to prop up and prevent from falling on me.
On the way back home, we stopped by the rustic furniture shop that I build chairs for and I gave them a slab. Charlie, the owner was very impressed with the mill, and indicated a pair of cedar logs that he needed cut into 2 1/2" thick stair treads for a log home. at this point, a flock of boys appeared and started playing dodgeball in the backyard, so mine naturally fell in with them. Charlie was on his way out to McDonald's so I said " Bring us back lunch, and I'll get on it"
Didn't have much else to do anyway, Right? ::)
So, I got fed and paid $40 to play with wood and loud power tools on a lovely autumn afternoon.
Can't beat that eh?

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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2003, 06:10:12 PM »
  Sounds like ya really enjoyed the day, George ;) ;)
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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2003, 08:14:58 PM »
woodbeard do you have any pictures or threads on the forum showing your chainsaw milling , thanks  :P
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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2003, 03:59:20 AM »
Nothing like spending a Saturday goofing off with one of the kids. Cutting up some wood only makes it better.

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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2003, 03:46:01 PM »

Unclebuck, here are the two threads I can remember starting here about my milling.
http://www.forestryforum.com/cgi-bin/board/YaBB.pl?board=sawmill;action=display;num=1044239118;start=0

http://www.forestryforum.com/cgi-bin/board/YaBB.pl?board=sawmill;action=display;num=1060270458;start=0

And here is a 28" white ash plank with my 2yr old daughter for scale ( and decoration  ;D )



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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2003, 04:35:52 PM »
Cute daughter, and are those "halo's" showing above her head, or angel wings?    :)

Also, what would a slab of ash like that be intended for?  ::)

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Re: Good day of chainsawmilling
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2003, 04:47:56 PM »
ok thanks woodbeard, I checked it out and it looks like a rugged rig you have . this picture with the slab of ash and your daughter like would you stack a bunch of slabs like that on top each other and stickers in between then  would you paint the ends with wax or anchor seal or would you leave the ends bare ,  sure is a wide slab your chainsaw mill cuts .
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