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Forum topic by Jammer posted 1867 days ago 1838 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jammer

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1867 days ago

Well, hello.

This is my first post here, and I’d like to take the opportunity to say hello.

I’ve just finished setting up a bandsaw to mill small logs into lumber, and I’m interested in layout strategies that the rest of you use.

I have a sled set up, and a riser block. The setup gives me an operating length of 6’-1”, and a diameter (or height) of 10-3/4”.

SO.

If I have a log that comes in at 10”, since I can’t use the center of it, it looks to me like the largest piece I can get out of it is a 1×6, and usually it’s a 1×4.

What strategies (layouts) do you guys use to mill logs?

What layout would you use to fit a 24” log into a 11” saw?


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#1 posted 1866 days ago

Try here – lots of milling smart therein:

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f26/

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#2 posted 1857 days ago

Thank you for that lead!

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