|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 02-19-2016 11:34 PM||600 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-19-2016 11:34 PM
I recently bucked and split a big 20 foot long 24”ish white oak into manageable pie shaped pieces that are more or less 12” from pith to bark. I did it because I have been wanting to do green woodworking, but to get green wood, you sort of need to harvest it yourself. Long story short – I am becoming aware that I am never going to be able to use all of this wood while it is green, so I ought to try to mill some into nice QSWO as it is very clear and real pretty. Only problem is I don’t have a mill. I do have big powermatic bandsaw with a 12” capacity, but I’m a little worried about burning it up trying to mill a bunch of heavy logs on it. I need a chainsaw anyway – so I was considering buying a chainsaw and welding up a little milling jig to mill the boards with. So, I have a few questions:
What sort of displacement am I going to need for a chainsaw that I mill with (probably milling 16” wide pieces max)? Trying not to break the bank too bad, but I could manage spending $300 to $400.
Any recommendations on what model of chainsaw to get? New or used?
I’ve been watching videos and it sort of looks like chainsaw milling is a bit of nightmare and very time consuming. Am I crazy to consider this?
Thanks for the feedback!!!
-- The Wood Is Your Oyster