|Project by DocSavage45||posted 03-11-2016 04:42 AM||2488 views||6 times favorited||31 comments|
CHAINSAW MILLING BENCH 2015/May, June.
Spent most of the Spring through Winter involved in a “Chainsaw Madness.”
I began in May of 2015 building this Chain Saw Mill Bench. I searched the web and YouTube, but only found folks milling on the log where they had been cut on site. Needed something different as I have a compost site in my town and many logs are dropped off there to be burned.
This is my design and build to make milling of logs easier on my old back. LOL! It is constructed out of 2×6’s and 2×4’s. The length is 6 ft and the@ 3ft height is adjustable for terrain. The cradle has a shallow V groove. I’m thinking I need to make it deeper after using it for a while. It is made to be transported to the compost site or stored. It can also be adjusted to produce a downhill slant to have gravity assist.
Working outside under the Walnut tree umbrella. Using my big belt Sander to sand the construction lumber cut for the bench.
Drilled a lot of holes for assembly/disassembly of this bench. It is meant to be adjustable and portable so that I can take it to our Compost Site for milling lumber without stressing my old back. LOL!
Using carriage bolts for the legs and holding braces as well as securing the bracing to the horizontal framing. A lot of mechanical joining here folks.
Clamping screwing and aligning with a rubber mallet. The bench is assembled and about ready to go. There are V cuts to both cradle the log to be milled and to set the pitch/angle of the legs, which are adjustable in height for different terrains.
One of my yard cats giving his approval to the bench and a picture with the Kant hook and bracing while rolling a large branch/log from my Walnut tree cuttings.
The pattern of the slots top of the ramps and the angle from the bottom to facilitate the pitch/incline to roll the log onto the Chainsaw Mill Bench.
I refurbished an aluminum ladder that was owned by my neighbor who moved and left it to me. When I tested out this long ladder on a short log it proved somewhat unstable.
Due to the unwieldy nature of the long ladder. I cut it into 4 foot and a 6 foot section. I made wooden connectors with bolts to extend the ladder to the full 10 feet when using it on the ground at compost site. The short section of the ladder allows for more stability on smaller cuts such as the Walnut stump I’m working on here.
Thanks for checking it out.
Your comments, suggestions and clever thoughts are invited and appreciated.
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher