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Blog entry by iowastihlmill posted 06-10-2009 03:23 AM 621 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

gathering logs for 14×18 cabin with loft, I have access to all the southern iowa lumber i need, hickory, oak, walnut, osage orange, red cedar, & red elm. Will try to use all types of lumber in the cabin, shell is going to be made with 3 sided cedar logs, i have been practacing hand peeling & judging size of logs I will need, will be hard to get full 18ft logs due to tapper, think i will take two 10 footers & splice them. Going to do all my own milling with a stihl ms 660 magnum & 30” alaskan mill, 32” woodland pro bar & low pro ripping chain, should be intersting, going to make some nice large slabs also, I have a large red elm that will make slabs over 22inces wide, as thick as needed, hard wood to find anymore.

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 03:25 AM

sounds like a cool cabin

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 03:26 AM

how do i load pics for projects?

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 07:42 AM

Gary put up a how-to post for posting pictures

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