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Milling large Totara log with Alaskan attachment.

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Blog entry by andyboy posted 02-01-2016 02:54 AM 1113 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 05:07 AM

Andy,

Some nice straight lumber. Are you working at the school? Wish I had some help but I’m doing it too. Smaller version.

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 07:00 AM

Nice work. Did you use a ripping chain?

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 01:15 PM

Pretty cool….

Besides the fact that he’s not dressed for the part, wouldn’t it be easier for the helper to walk along the other side holding and helping guide the rails along the cut, rather than pull with a rope?

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 07:00 PM

Joe,

If it’s a student there are liability issues. I’ve learned a great deal this past spring, summer , and fall about cjhainsaws and mills. Most of the idiots without protection are asking for it, too many dangerous situations. Its up there with cabinet and table saw saftey. Andy has a powerful saw which greatly aids in cutting that thickness. Kevlar protection costs a few bucks.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 07:24 PM

Hey guys. Totally not dressed for the occasion. I had a growl at my buddy and as you can see he at least put on some shoes. The rope idea comes from a book on milling. It is a great help and keeps the helper well away from the saw. I new when I pushed “Upload” I would be up for some safety banter. Cheers guys.

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

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 07:31 PM

LOL!

Nice wood! Totara????? I’m guessing a hardwood?

You may know this but setting the logs on a down hill pitch can really ease that push. I’d commented in the Youtube section as to your choosing a thick dimension? But you did have access to a skid loader.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-10-2016 07:52 AM

Totara is a soft wood and is quite lite when dry. Brittle too. Fresh grown heart Totara will last 25 years in the ground. This has been washed down a river and may have been under the silt for hundreds even thousands of years. It looks like it grew to around 200 years. Yes Tom, your right about the down hill set up. No skidder, just a lot of thinking rolling and levering. :)

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

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 05:12 PM

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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