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Project by danzaland posted 07-20-2010 02:36 AM 5625 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In our first house we had a fast growing maple tree we weren’t sure we were going to keep. It was a monster and I hated the idea that all that would could be going to waste as fire wood. Actually I feel that way anytime I see a tree down.
In any event I started looking at chainsaw milling systems. Many used a 2×4 as the guide, but I wasn’t a fan. I then came across the Logosol TimberJig
For only $165 bucks I figured why not.
Ideally you should get the aluminum rails, but at this point it isn’t an option for me.
I had made a rail once before but the 2×6 twisted so the cuts were VERY far off.
Now for a new rail. 2×8’s. Routed out a channel for the level rail and cut braces for support and twist prevention.
routes

This picture is of the rail on it’s face that goes against the log.
Rail 90

This picture show the bed the jog sits on.
Finished timberjig guide rail

Chainsaw milling is a different breed, but it provides other options and operations you may not be able to do with a bandsaw mill. I visited the Buffalo warehouse for Logosol recently and they could not have been nicer. Got to play with the toys, and discuss the different equipment.

In about a month or so I hope to be able to saw up those logs in the background to make timberframe saw horses. Yes I should have done them when they were green…...

Your questions and comments!

-- I don't know what God is. But I know what He ISN'T - Jordan Maxwell





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stefang

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#1 posted 07-20-2010 11:42 AM

It would be interesting to see the jig in action and get a view of the results when you start the sawing, so I hope you will do a blog on it when that time comes.

I do often wonder though why more folks don’t split their short logs while they are green. It’s actually pretty easy with the right technique. The splits have to be to be planed afterwards, but there are plenty of good ways to do this without a lot of physical effort. Not criticizing your chain saw solution, but I’m scared to death of those things, especially with urban wood which probably has some embedded nails. I’m sure though that many use the chain saws and like them just fine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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danzaland

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 01:59 PM

I am hoping to run video on a cut when I do it.

I wasn’t ready when I scavenged the logs to cut them up. And I do worry about embedded objects too.

-- I don't know what God is. But I know what He ISN'T - Jordan Maxwell

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docholladay

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 02:22 PM

Yes. Yes. Please post a video in action. Almost everyday, I will see a log on the street somewhere. I cringe to think that most of them will be utterly wasted, if not simply allowed to rot.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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sethC

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 09:21 PM

i have the Logosol Timberjig. It works well except for the fact that your in close proximity to the chainsaw’s exhaust fumes when cutting. – here is a video clip for the Timberjig

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJOvnsMJHJ8

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