Well I had a big bunch of logs to get milled. To make a long story short the guy in my area that mills lumber doesn’t have time to do any this year and I have been looking for some one to do mine for about 3 months. So what happened is me and my dad brought his. So today we started to mill mine. I have never run a mill before so it was a big learning day. We broke 2 blades, one was my fault the blade tension was not high enough and it broke. We did mill 8 logs today 2 White Pine and 6 Popular in about 3 hours so I think we had a good day. Got some nice looking Popular boards that are about 11 inchs wide and 16 feet long. Got about 300 BF total today. Tomorrow we are going to mill some more, got some more Popular and Hemlock. Then on to the Hard Maple and Cherry. Got a couple Hard Maple logs that should have 300 BF in each of them. I think that I am going to make some 8/4 Cherry and maybe some 12/4. I have 11 Cherry logs. Got 2 Cherry with crotches so I might flitch cut them or make a couple slabs if they have nice fiqure.
-- alaskan79, Michigan