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Project by Woodmule posted 01-03-2011 02:37 AM 2271 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lucky enough to obtain about 200 bf of alder and 200 bf of maple from a sawer at a good price. Had it all stacked in the garage for several months. Then my son made me a chain saw mill in high school welding class for my chain saw, (can’t beat the price). Right after that, we had a wind storm that blew through the area, and my neighbor lost one of his maple trees. Bingo! I cut it up, gave him half and I took half. Another friend lost a Madrone tree that he gave to me. More boards. I also had an old cedar log that blew down several years ago that I had been saving.

All this wood caused me a problem because I really didn’t have a good place to store it, wan’t it out of the garage. So I built the covering you see in pic #5. With all the wood stacked in it, it is now pretty full. Have lots for future projects. If I can wait long enough for it to dry out. Some were cut over 2 inches thick so will need to wait a couple of years for them, others I think I’ll be able to use next summer. And with all the project that are posted on this site, I have lots of ideas.

The last picture is all that was left by the time I finished cutting- lots of saw dust.

-- The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.





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Durnik150

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 02:54 AM

Wow! Congratulations. I’ve noticed that when the wood is coming in it usually tends to be more than I have room for as well. Looks like you put together a great place for drying.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 03:08 AM

That is an awesome load of lumber – and the shed is top notch..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 03:16 AM

Great for you!
Most excellent series of fortuitous circumstances that worked out in your favor
Enjoy the wood

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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griph0n

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 03:37 AM

Nice! Nothin feels better than knowing you can paw through a stack of wood and find the right piece, or the wrong one that turns out right.

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 03:50 AM

Good score! How about some pictures of the chainsaw mill your son built? Your drying shed looks great.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 04:07 AM

yah right lucky dog
nothing beets airdryed lumber as they say (still have to try it myself )

congratĀ“s and thankĀ“s for lightning the green bulp….LOL

Dennis

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#7 posted 01-03-2011 04:13 AM

I’m with Hal, I’d like a peak at the mill.
Great score.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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rustfever

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 05:48 AM

You can never have to much free wood!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 05:51 AM

I hope you realize that such postings can cause jealousy! ;-)

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 08:10 AM

Nice pile of lumber. A little sweat and patience can go a long ways.

-- Scott in Texas

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dubsaloon

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#11 posted 01-03-2011 12:49 PM

Now that’s a real wood gloat! Congrats on the grace God has placed in your hands.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#12 posted 01-03-2011 01:18 PM

That is one fine looking drying shed !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#13 posted 01-03-2011 03:42 PM

That’s great to have all that wood and a place to store it.

“Some were cut over 2 inches thick so will need to wait a couple of years for them” Couple of years??? Some of us are at the age where we don’t buy green bananas!

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#14 posted 01-03-2011 04:09 PM

What a treasure and nice sheed.

Can put on some pictures of the sawmill to ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Woodmule

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#15 posted 01-04-2011 04:40 AM

Hal, GaryL, and Napoleon, I’ll put some picture of the mill once I get it back. Have loaned it out to a friend. He wanted to try his chainsaw on it. It’s actually pretty simple, the chainsaw clamps on 2 lower brackets which are in turn attached to an upper frame which rides on a 4X4 that sits on top of the log. The first cut is the tricky one, but once that one is made, the others are easier. It is a slow process, not like those “portable” saw mills on wheels, but it does work. It really is a “poor man’s” mill.

-- The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

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