The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

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

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Brad_bb

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4606
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Joliet, IL and Indy
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
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.
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!

Offline Tacotodd

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1852
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Bauxite AR
  • Gender: Male
  • To learn and help
    • Share Post
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
Trying harder everyday.

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

MOVED: How to mill a large log in the field?

Started by chet on Forestry and Logging

0 Replies
Last post September 08, 2021, 10:55:38 AM
by chet
Does anyone here operate a large portion of the mill as a shingle mill?

Started by just_sawing on Sawmills and Milling

10 Replies
Last post December 10, 2014, 06:10:48 PM
by just_sawing
I need someone that will mill a large log in VA near D.C. - - DONE

Started by DR_Buck on Wanted

2 Replies
Last post December 08, 2009, 03:14:05 AM
by johnmetz33
Photos of large fir on mill

Started by JD350Cmark on Sawmills and Milling

22 Replies
Last post December 17, 2008, 09:59:42 AM
by SwampDonkey

Powered by EzPortal