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Author Topic: Sawing my first 21 foot beams.  (Read 4106 times)

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Re: Sawing my first 21 foot beams.
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2018, 05:47:57 AM »
I did 2 beams of 25 ft X 8x8 on my mill . Mill is only designed for 16' . . I did my four cuts to get my 8x8 square. Cutting of the slabs with chain saw each time. I then moved the log back wards on the mill to get to tha last 9 ft round section . I placed 2" blocking on the bunks . This lifted the squared section up 2" and made sure the round uncut section was not touching the bunks. I then tapped a small wedge under the uncut end to take out any droop . Then made the last four cuts . Good to go . In theory  I could cut any length using this method . I have hatches on each end of my mill shed that let me pull long logs in through one end and out through the other .

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Re: Sawing my first 21 foot beams.
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2018, 11:18:10 PM »
Where there's a will - there's a way.
I surprised though, Quebecnewf - you found logs that were 12" at the small end of a 25 footer, in your part of Canada ? 
Those trees must've been hiding from the logger for many decades!
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