|Project by dozer326||posted 01-27-2010 12:00 AM||27037 views||9 times favorited||20 comments|
I built this thing because I couldn’t see paying $15 a bd ft for something that grows all around me. SO instead, I spent way more on building a sawmill. hahaha. Here’s a link to the video:
I made a lot of mistakes while doing this, I continue to make mistakes, and kinda have fun making them. That’s the best part! The wood is mesquite and obtaining a 30” diameter tree is rather rare. The mill has a winch that propels it down the rack but it moves too fast for a log this large, hence why I am pushing it by hand. Oh yeah, almost forgot to clarify this before you critique my welding. This was my first time I had welded anything.