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LeftFinger

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Cheap chainsaw mill
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You really are just an old lumberjack at heart , aren't you?
Who'd-a-thunk of using a chainsaw as the first tool in making toys?
That appears to be a commercially available chainsaw adapter guide?

I will be sure to tune in a few years from now when it has finally air-dried, been run thru a table saw, a jointer, a planer then a thicknesser, and you have enough dressed lumber to keep busy making toys for years to come.

SAWDUST??????    Nah!
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I bought the mill off Amazon for $50 .|A week later a similar one was  on sale in Saskatoon for $25.[nono]
I have all those tools you mention plus a really good bandsaw that will do a 13" resaw.

This was my first attempt at milling . I may look at building a small kiln or just chuck it in the smoke house and pour the heat to it[crazy]
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I like that poster
Peter V

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Leftfinger,

very impressive. 
Next fase is cutting the trees in the wood [confused]

How long does it take to dry?

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A year to an inch of thickness to air dry
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Should be about 200 usable board  feet out of the 5 logs
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Not a bad haul!
I have discovered I can get Poplar here in Australia, it goes by the name "Tulipwood"  from Matthews Timber, a supplier to the furniture trade  {Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera} 

Hate to think what I would have to pay for 75m (240') of the standard size of 250x25mm ( 10" x 1") they supply.  Of course they will have seasoned and dressed it.
Still, I won't have to buy ( and find space for) all that lumberyard equipment [thumb]

I will get a 3m length as soon as our stage 4 Covid lockdown ends ( yawn) and we are allowed out for more than groceries within a 5km (3mile) radius from home.
Always assuming they are allowed to re-open of course.

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 Bent log good for benches . Grain in the bend will be interesting . I cut these at 3 "
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Hey Wombat - thanks for the tip re Matthews Timber and Poplar - they are about 3km from my workshop in Sydney!

I used to source Poplar from Masters until they closed up - I believe there was a fire sale of timber but I missed it - I think I was out of town.

It was my go-to timber of choice because of its close fine grain - beautiful to work with on the lathe too.

I keep you posted re pricing and availability mate ....

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