White Oak Chainsaw Milling

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Project by Dan posted 07-18-2013 11:27 PM 2841 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Same process here with the white oak, 4 feet diameter, plumb cut to the center end to end. Trim sap wood edges to for the cants square, and book match the cuts all the way through the saw milling and sticker stacks. This way any projects can be book matched from the cuts any time later.
This tree was a 90 foot, that the property owner dropped the wrong way, after that he was done with it. It was too big for the saw he had. again this was all free hand cutting with the 3 foot bar on my Pioneer 100 cc saw. I have a Stihl 084, 121 cc, i could use up to a 5 foot bar and do nose to nose cuts for a 10 foot beam, for post and beam structure. Just for now the lumber is what i’m going for. During all this, I am really missing the shop time doing real wood working, lol…
Thanks for looking !! more posts later, cause i am missing the shop time with another project. :)

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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#1 posted 07-19-2013 12:09 AM

Man – Having used a chain saw for a number of years, I admire your ambition! 5 foot bar, hey. Hope you get all nice clear wood. You certainly will deserve it. After all that work, it would be interesting to hear how you decide to cut up and use your impressive tree. Best of luck!


-- Barry

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 03:12 AM

Looks like a lot of work. I suppose the payout will come later with accrued interest. Nice cuts w/ chain saw, mine always came out with a crescent cut line.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 04:05 AM

WOW that takes time and practice. Great job and happy woodworking!

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#4 posted 07-19-2013 04:36 AM

Great work getting such good cuts freehand!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 07-19-2013 01:46 PM

An amazing hand with that chain saw there!

-- Dreaming patterns

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