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The Blue Collar Saw. The most widely used circular saw is the 7 1/4 inch, but most refer to this saw as the 7 1/2-inch saw. If you have questions about it, either blade works.
It goes like this: Cut: Trees are selected based on the mill’s specifications and requirements, then cut down at the base Clean: Trees are taken to the mill and run through a debarking machine to remove the outer layer of bark and the cambium Section: Logs are run through a saw that cuts them into 8’ sections (i.e. a 32’ long log would produce four 8’ sections)
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Here is a comparison table for you that actually compares both methods that I did as a demonstration at a forestry exhibition in 1984, log loaded ready to cut. Through and Through. on 20″ log 12 ft long. Edged Method. on 21″ log 12 ft long. Cutting Lumber – 9 cuts – 19 minutes. Cutting Cants – 4 cuts – 10 minutes.
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Lumbermaker Mill. This mil quickly attaches to a chain saw and by using a 2 x 4 or a 2 x 6 as a guide, will make lumber or square timbers. It is especially useful, however, in log construction for accurately cutting out door and window openings.
The portable saw mill can handle logs up to 20 in. diameter and flat stock up to 20 in. wide. This dependable portable saw mill is designed to be used with regular unleaded gasoline. Maximum log diameter: 20 in. Maximum board width: 20 in. Blade size: 1-1/4 in. W x 144 in. L x 0.048 in. T; Blade speed: 3279 FPM
· I must admit I filled my shed with a table saw, mitre saw and thicknesser plane, the table saw is hardly used, my mitre saw is used only on my construction projects the planer is used for roughing the timber which is my used power tool. A band saw is one power tool I will be buying as it will be useful as in the article for ripping my timber …
· Cut Your Own Wood Slabs With a DIY Band Saw Mill. Reuse large tree branches and stumps by cutting them into smaller pieces. By Timothy Dahl. May 6, …
Here’s something else you can use scrap wood for. Made from beech. Click here for higher quality, full size image. I have no idea what folks do with green wood off the sawmill in Seattle. If you are getting the logs for free and there’s a RR tie buyer close by, maybe sell 7”X9”X9′ ties to them. Or maybe just sell the wood to the public.