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Blog entry by andyboy posted 10-29-2015 03:17 AM 987 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I have been up to lately. Bought a cd2100 Husky and a milling attachment. Now I can turn logs into timber. Milling a blue atlas cedar here. Fun!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.



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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 10-29-2015 04:58 AM

Andy,

I’m in a similar situation. LOL! But I spent more time learning how to repair chainsaws than I spent slabbing logs. It’s getting colder here and warmer there.m Looks like a logisal mill?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 10-29-2015 07:55 AM

WOW That looks so fun… Great looking slabs to boot. I have been looking for a slab for a coffee table here in Southern California but they want an arm and leg for one. Been looking on line some as well. Enjoy your new supply!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

#3 posted 10-29-2015 09:47 AM

Awesome, so are you using a ripping chain, or a regular chain?

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#4 posted 10-29-2015 11:03 AM

That’s a nice setup. Work/Play safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 10-29-2015 11:46 AM

Very nice tool to have. Now you will be in the milling business and won’t have to depend on anyone for lumber!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

#6 posted 10-29-2015 01:04 PM

Great looking wood. Seems like you got most of the issues figured out.

So I did not see any wedges in the pictures. I hope you are using them to keep the blade from pinching. Good job on the helmet with face guard! PPE with the chainsaw is just so important.

When using the alaskan chainsaw mill I suggest full arborist personal protective equipment. Chaps, gladiator pants (if you can get them), steel toed boots, chainsaw protective gloves and the pictured helmet with face guard.

Those mills are great fun, but you really should think and work on safety when moving into the timber realm.

“There is always time for safety”

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andyboy

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#7 posted 10-30-2015 02:29 AM

yes . wedges are there but you can’t see them.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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andyboy

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#8 posted 10-30-2015 02:31 AM

As for the pants. I’m the one taking the photo ;) Yes , I’m wearing them. Had all the gear including the gloves. Yup yup yup.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#9 posted 10-30-2015 02:40 AM

Milling is it’s own addiction. I absolutely love it. Good luck sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 10-31-2015 04:28 AM

howsabout that TV ad for nivea after shave andy. use nivea and saw dust will not stick to ya face ha. the three guys in the ad are completely unprotected

-- http://www.facebook.com/#!/GeoffYoungFurniture?fref=ts

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