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Forum topic by Goodsh posted 06-29-2017 09:12 PM 371 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2017 09:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: portable mill lumber

Anyone know of portable mills in Calgary? The only ones I’ve found are limited to 30 and 32” logs. I’ve got a green ash that is 36-38” and I’d like to get slabs at its widest point if I can.


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#1 posted 07-02-2017 05:04 AM

Could look into an Alaskan chainsaw mill and use a really long bar? Would be slow going but if it’s only one tree.

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 04:52 PM



Could look into an Alaskan chainsaw mill and use a really long bar? Would be slow going but if it s only one tree.

- JoshNZ

That’s what I did for some really big maple. I posted an online add on Kijiji/Craigslist. It took a couple months to find someone, but it has worked well so far. Expect about an average of 1 hour per big slab with setup time, cutting, moving, refueling etc. We found that with 2 guys, actual cut time was about 15-20 minutes per cut. It’s not light work though moving 300lb slabs.

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