It has been a long winter for me. I have not done any sawmilling and although I have some great red oak logs to pickup they are laying in the snow in the timber perhaps with what promises to be a wet spring forever.
So since we had a nice (well better then the last 90 days) day I decided to get ready to start sawing again.
I have had several good white oak logs since late last summer and I decided (spring fever) to load one up to saw.
These logs were blown over in a storm at some point and have been down for awhile so the bark is gone on a couple of them. The one on the saw is a 2000.00 dollar white oak log (I hear the skeptics out there already) trust me it is an expensive little log. So for all you arm chair sawmill operators out there I will take you on a little journey so you can have the fun of milling a log without all the headache.
Step one loading a log
So we slowly load it up rollin rollin rollin
After a few minutes it is loaded into position
With the log loaded the operator (me) makes a visual inspection of the log to make sure it is securely on the saw ready to be sawn up.
Everything seems in order…. wait let me measure the log again (did it once on the ground already)
Yikes +/-32” butt end hhhmmmm that may be a problem it looked smaller on the ground so what to do now?
Stay Tuned I will get back to Ya
Spring is in the air (I feel the fever)