SAWMILL

Elm, Chainsawmilling 9

Elm, Chainsawmilling 9

Elm, Drying Stack 1

Elm, Drying Stack 1

Elm, Chainsawmilling 10

Elm, Chainsawmilling 10

Pecan Flitches 20200801_124555

Pecan Flitches 20200801_124555

Pecan flitches 20200801_124603

Pecan flitches 20200801_124603

Live Oak root ball 80 inch dia

Live Oak root ball 80 inch dia

Live Oak root ball 80 inch dia

Live Oak root ball 80 inch dia

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

Pecan, 4000bf ready to go into the kiln,

pecan, new Dodge_084803

pecan, new Dodge_084803

pecan, new Dodge_170438

pecan, new Dodge_170438

pecan, new Dodge_182022

pecan, new Dodge_182022

Lucas milling 60 inch pecan_101608

Lucas milling 60 inch pecan_101608

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak 20190218_091

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak 20190218_091

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak 20190218_091

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak 20190218_091

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak li20190218_0

Lucas mill,58 inch live oak li20190218_0

Hican 1332

Hican 1332

Notice the graft line, the bottom part of the log is pecan and the top is Hican--a Pecan-Hickory cross. A finished kitchen bar top from one of these boards in now on the Custom Woodworking tab

Hican 1331

Hican 1331

Notice the graft line, the bottom part of the log is pecan and the top is Hican--a Pecan-Hickory cross. A finished kitchen bar top from one of these boards in now on the Custom Woodworking tab

Bur Oak 0878 (Custom)

Bur Oak 0878 (Custom)

Bur oak log 50 inch 2886

Bur oak log 50 inch 2886

Bur oak log 50 inch 2890

Bur oak log 50 inch 2890

Bur Oak 0873

Bur Oak 0873

Bur Oak Rounds 0867

Bur Oak Rounds 0867

post oak log 0781.jpg

post oak log 0781.jpg

This log was too heavy to pick up (8000# winch and 4000# front end) so I took as much weight off the trailer as I could and pulled the trailer out from under the log, then rolled it to the mill and loaded it.

Post Oak Log  0784.JPG

Post Oak Log 0784.JPG

Post Oak Log  0787.JPG

Post Oak Log 0787.JPG

Post Oak Log  0789.JPG

Post Oak Log 0789.JPG

Bur Oak on Woodmizer301.JPG

Bur Oak on Woodmizer301.JPG

Pecan,+Berry+Spring++P1050145.JPG

Pecan,+Berry+Spring++P1050145.JPG

Woodmizer set-up.jpg

Woodmizer set-up.jpg

woodmizer setup 254.jpg

woodmizer setup 254.jpg

pecan+from+willis+creek+19.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+19.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+21.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+21.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+15.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+15.jpeg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire15.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire15.JPG

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire14.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire14.jpg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire12.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire12.JPG

Pecan,+Berry+Spring++P1050161.JPG

Pecan,+Berry+Spring++P1050161.JPG

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire10.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire10.jpg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire24.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire24.JPG

woodmizer setup 254.jpg

woodmizer setup 254.jpg

 Pecan 65 in. 0321.JPG

Pecan 65 in. 0321.JPG

 Pecan 65 in. 0341 .JPG

Pecan 65 in. 0341 .JPG

Pecan 65 in. 0359  .JPG

Pecan 65 in. 0359 .JPG

Live Oak 0073.JPG

Live Oak 0073.JPG

live oak 3043.JPG

live oak 3043.JPG

live oak 3032.jpg

live oak 3032.jpg

Live Oak 3051.JPG

Live Oak 3051.JPG

live oak 3058.jpg

live oak 3058.jpg

live oak 3061.jpg

live oak 3061.jpg

live oak 3070.jpg

live oak 3070.jpg

Logosol Chainsaw mill, ash logs127.jpg

Logosol Chainsaw mill, ash logs127.jpg

This is how made lumber from 2001-2010 In all I milled about 12000-15000bf of mostly 4/4 lumber with this chainsaw setup

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek974.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek974.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek975.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek975.JPG

Mesquite+burl0170+(600x800).jpg

Mesquite+burl0170+(600x800).jpg

bur oak134.jpg

bur oak134.jpg

pecan slabs414.jpg

pecan slabs414.jpg

Pecan firom Little River1844.JPG

Pecan firom Little River1844.JPG

Pecan firom Little River1836.JPG

Pecan firom Little River1836.JPG

Pecan, Big, Little River#6 165.JPG

Pecan, Big, Little River#6 165.JPG

Pecan firom Little River1861.JPG

Pecan firom Little River1861.JPG

Cottonwood, 40 inch104.JPG

Cottonwood, 40 inch104.JPG

pecan+from+willis+creek+9.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+9.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+10.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+10.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+8.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+8.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+2.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+2.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+1.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+1.jpeg

pecan,+spalted467.jpg

pecan,+spalted467.jpg

pecan logs5806.jpg

pecan logs5806.jpg

walnut5467.JPG

walnut5467.JPG

Pecan, spalted  148.JPG

Pecan, spalted 148.JPG

bur oak4317.jpg

bur oak4317.jpg

deodar cedar7728.jpg

deodar cedar7728.jpg

deodar cedar7730.jpg

deodar cedar7730.jpg

Mesquite Logs8882.JPG

Mesquite Logs8882.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek971.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek971.JPG

Mesquite, Burl log 2070.jpg

Mesquite, Burl log 2070.jpg

Mesquite, burl logs2071.jpg

Mesquite, burl logs2071.jpg

Mesquite, logs2055.jpg

Mesquite, logs2055.jpg

Mesquite, logs2059.jpg

Mesquite, logs2059.jpg

Mesquite, logs2069.jpg

Mesquite, logs2069.jpg

pecan,+large+crouch747.jpg

pecan,+large+crouch747.jpg

pecan,+large+crouch744.jpg

pecan,+large+crouch744.jpg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire4.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire4.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire1.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire1.JPG

ash+logs+too+big+889.jpg

ash+logs+too+big+889.jpg

loblolly+pine+bastrop+738.jpg

loblolly+pine+bastrop+738.jpg

pecan,+38+inch+735.jpg

pecan,+38+inch+735.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire+6.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire+6.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire+82.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire+82.jpg

Pecan+from+Old+Georgetown+1758.JPG

Pecan+from+Old+Georgetown+1758.JPG

Ash,bc1790.JPG

Ash,bc1790.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire25.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire25.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire29.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire29.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire,4x12,12x12+28.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire,4x12,12x12+28.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire27.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire27.JPG

Straight+lining+boards+for+ceilings+0772.JPG

Straight+lining+boards+for+ceilings+0772.JPG

pecan+from+willis+creek+6.jpeg

pecan+from+willis+creek+6.jpeg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire22.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire22.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire23.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire23.JPG

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire27.jpg

loblolly+pine+from+bastrop+fire27.jpg

Loblolly+Pine+Full+width+2x6+ceiling+joists+771.JPG

Loblolly+Pine+Full+width+2x6+ceiling+joists+771.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite325.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite325.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite323.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite323.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite328.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite328.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite322.JPG

kiln,+loading+mesquite322.JPG

Kiln, setting up track1845.JPG

Kiln, setting up track1845.JPG

Kiln1983.JPG

Kiln1983.JPG

Pecan, spalted129.JPG

Pecan, spalted129.JPG

Solar Kiln, new roof_153500

Solar Kiln, new roof_153500

solar kiln16.640x.jpg

solar kiln16.640x.jpg

salado logs1862.jpg

salado logs1862.jpg

logs, ash58.jpg

logs, ash58.jpg

pecan,+berry+springs+2420.jpg

pecan,+berry+springs+2420.jpg

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2472.JPG

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2472.JPG

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2473.JPG

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2473.JPG

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2475.JPG

Pecan, Brushy Creek 2475.JPG

Red oak, Salado Logs1880.JPG

Red oak, Salado Logs1880.JPG

red oak, salado logs milling8985.jpg

red oak, salado logs milling8985.jpg

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire,+slabs30.JPG

Loblolly+pine+from+Bastrop+fire,+slabs30.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek994.JPG

Pecan+from+Willis+Creek994.JPG

dry rack 4x12  0374

dry rack 4x12 0374

dry rack 4x12 0375

dry rack 4x12 0375

The Dry Rack should be built perfectly flat and solid, the runners should be about a foot off the ground and spaced no more than 24" apart--I like to use 16" spacing. 1"x3/4" spacers or "stickers" are placed on top of each layer of wood directly above the 2x4 runners for direct support and to allow air to flow between each layer

 I have two types of sawmills, a Woodmizer LT40 bandsaw sawmill and a chainsaw sawmill.  The bandsaw sawmill can make cuts up to about 24" wide and saws fast and efficient.  It also has re-saw capabilities. The Alaskan chainsaw sawmill can cut logs up to 66" wide,  it is also very portable--take the sawmill to the big log-- and it can also sawmill oddly shaped logs.   In December of 2018 I purchased a Lucas Dedicated Slabber which is a large chainsaw bar powered by a 23HP Briggs and Stratton Vangard engine and capable of milling a log up to 76' wide and 20' long.  This sawmill is very efficient at milling large trees in to nice table tops.

 

Below are two videos of how I saw the big logs.  The one on the left is how I did it from 2009 until December 2018 when I purchased a Lucas Mill Dedicated Slabber, shown on the right.  It is almost 3 times as fast and more accurate, not to mention far easier on this ol' man's back.

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