24x12 workshop in progress

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Blog entry by RLH posted 10-22-2010 03:43 PM 1303 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This will probably take me a year or so, hope I live long enough to complete it(ha ha)

I am milling most of my wood myself with a chainsaw mill, lot of work but very satisfying.
Here are a few pics of some of the lumber and the chainsaw mill I use.


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#1 posted 10-22-2010 03:46 PM

That looks like a good start and I hope it all works out without a hitch.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 03:47 PM

Go man Go!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 04:06 PM

Cool get to see one very early in progress.

Would like to see some shots of the milling process too.

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 04:13 PM

Sounds like a great project!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 07:32 PM

Good luck, looks like an ambitious project, pics would be nice as you go along.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 09:34 PM

Hang in there! I have been busy with a house for the past 3 years, also milling all the timber myself. Still got a long way to go…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 04:28 AM

Great project, looks like something to be really proud of once it’s done.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 04:40 AM

Now thats doing it Old School. Good old fashion hard work, love it.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#9 posted 10-23-2010 04:52 AM

You is off to a good start.

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 07:21 AM

Double the size! I have a 12’ x 20’ and a year later it is too small. Wished I went for at least 16’ x 24’ or bigger. Big heavy sigh!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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