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This is my ‘outside shop’ where I do cutting on a chainsaw mill that I built to cut slabs up to 54 inches. It is powered by a stihl 880 chainsaw. I cut slabs part time and am still trying to build up a nice inventory of large slabs in anything nice for table tops, desktops, coffee tables or whatever. Most logs that I cut I want to be at least 30 inches in diameter. This method of cutting is slow compared to a bandmill but it does produce a nice cut. If you are interested in a large slab, check out my website.

-- Apple Creek, Ohio

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#1 posted 1340 days ago

Wow. Not something you see every day.

Thanks for sharing !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 1340 days ago

That is an impressive bar on your chainsaw!

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

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#3 posted 1340 days ago

Leon, that is a monster of a saw. I have always thought it would be great to be able to mill my own wood and your set-up looks like it would do the job quite well. Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to take a look at your operation.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 1340 days ago

Nice set up, also thats some nice looking wood.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1340 days ago

Thanks for the pictures of your mill. I love it… I’ve got 5 acres of woods behind my house. With 3 huge white oaks that are leaning over a neighbors property. I can’t even saw them till they are at least quartered. I’m going to have to build a mill like yours. The pictures are GREAT. Thanks. I especially like the screw drive to keep the saw level as you raise and lower the blade.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 1339 days ago

Good looking space to make some sawdust! Steve in Oregon

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#7 posted 1336 days ago

Hey Leon,
That is one mean machine and cool lumber…nice job.

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#8 posted 170 days ago

That 880 must have a very good oiler. Are you on the Arborists site any?

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#9 posted 169 days ago

I had a second oiler on the other end. I no longer use this sawmill. I upgraded to a larger one with a 20hp kohler engine. You can see a picture of this mill at

-- Apple Creek, Ohio

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