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Posted on sawing logs with a chainsaw\alaskian sawmill

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 02:18 AM

It is a very marginal proposition in my opinion. I do not know anywhere that you can buy good grade oak for $.30 – $.40 per BF. You would spend more on the equipment than it would cost to have the logs sawn, and you cannot imagine how slow cutting board out of a log with a chainsaw is and the amount of back-breaking work that you will get to enjoy. Also, your yield will be way less because chainsaws make a whole lot more sawdust and chips than a 1/8” kerf bandmill will, and if you are not an expert on sharpening a saw chain, you will quickly become frustrated. It could be like grabbing a tiger by the tail before it is all over and done with.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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