So the obsession has finally began! I have been waiting and researching for the Alaskan Mill for about a year now. Santa took good care of me and I couldn’t wait to begin the first cut. Me and my Brother-in-law have been cutting down trees and getting them ready for this moment, I knew it would come soon enough.
I wanted this mill to begin feeding my hobby. We started asking a few people and we have found a substantial number of free tree’s that we just have to remove and bring home. Today was the first day that we got to use the mill and we practiced on a not as nice piece of Red Oak from a dead tree.
It was an absolute blast to see the lumber appear from a section of a tree that would have been used for firewood. The tough part is to now wait for the lumber to dry until we can begin building all the furniture we can imagine with the free wood we have milled.
This is a great way to keep yourself well fed in wood. Hopefully in 6-12 months, We will have so much lumber, I won’t know what to do with it all.
I did a lot of reading online about how much you need to invest to begin this process and its no where near what I read. I started milling lumber with an out of the big box store firewood saw (Husqvarna 460). If you are remotely interested, do some research and start cutting the logs, you won’t regret it.
I have attempted to attach a few pictures of the end result and the beginning of the milling process.
Sorry for babbling and I hope this is in the right section for this off the wall topic – but I had to share.
Thanks again for reading – Bobby