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Author Topic: How to mill a large log in the field?  (Read 1552 times)

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Re: How to mill a large log in the field?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2021, 01:40:08 AM »
If they are anything but top grade logs, I'd abandon them.  Too much work to get to site, and drag the wood down and drag equipment up and down.  I hope you could use a 4 wheeler?

If they are top grade logs, AND you can use a 4 wheeler and a small log arch, then I'd quarter them with a chainsaw(I'd use my STihl 661), and pull the quarters out of the bush.  Then I'd reverse roll quarter saw them on a hydraulic band mill.  Getting the quarters down would still be a lot of work.  Consider how much it would cost to buy equivalent logs delivered to you versus the amount of work this will take.  You'll still have to load the quarters on a trailer and need equipment to do that.
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Re: How to mill a large log in the field?
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2021, 05:13:02 AM »
Changing the degrees to 0 wont make it cut any faster, only give you a slightly better finished looking cut.  :P
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