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Alaskan Mkiii Chainsaw Mill

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by termin8ed, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member Sponsor

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    Just got my new toy today. Waiting on the guide fence to show up. I may be getting a bigger bar as well:D
    The 16" bar will cut about a 7 or 8" log after the guide is clamped on.
    My plan is to make use of some of the pines to put the old barn i took down from my parents place back together.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. May 11, 2017
    piffey263

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    I'm jealous of your new toy.

    I like my slab furniture, and lately been looking at timber framing.

    We will expect test results and pictures of barn progress when it happens. :)
     
  3. May 11, 2017
    termin8ed

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    I'll be posting pics;)
    Ive got 2 pines that died off that are big enough for the 6x6 corner posts i need. Just need to cut them down now and get ready
     
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  4. May 13, 2017
    givemethewillys

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    I love mine. I run a 30" bar on a Still ms391. Just made my first piece from a tulip poplar I cut on the property a bit over a year ago, a small stepstool. It definitely gave me a sense of pride to manage every step of the process from tree to furniture :)
     
  5. May 14, 2017
    sterlclan

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    used one to cut the beams on my porch that transformed into my office space, get the right chain and a larger bar and make it happen.
     
  6. May 14, 2017
    termin8ed

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    Got the bigger bar and couple chains for it couple days ago. Now im just waiting for the guide to show up.
     
  7. May 14, 2017
    givemethewillys

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    Good luck and post lots of pics!
     
  8. May 15, 2017
    PeteL

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    Maybe it was a coincidence, but I exploded the bottom-end on a fairly new (and expensive) chainsaw, while ripping timbers.
     
  9. May 17, 2017
    sterlclan

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    the one i ran used a 2x6 for a rail.
     
  10. May 17, 2017
    termin8ed

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    Im trying to decide what to do. The rail they have, and i ordered, is on backorder. Saw reviews saying get the rail, makes it easier...
    Then saw you tube vids with 2x4 ladder style frames.
     
  11. May 17, 2017
    PeteL

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    Any old plank will do - if you shim it to be straight and solid.
     
  12. May 17, 2017
    termin8ed

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    Think I'll call northern tomorrow and see about canceli g the rail. Save me a few bucks
     
  13. May 17, 2017
    Focker

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    I went and bought some 2x6's from Lowes. They were already cut in 8' lengths. :p
     
  14. May 17, 2017
    termin8ed

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    No they weren't. They where 1 1/2x5 1/2 inches;)
     
  15. May 17, 2017
    Focker

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    :lol:
     
  16. May 17, 2017
    PeteL

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    I went to get 2x4s. Guy says how long do you want them. I said I was planning on keeping them.
     
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  17. May 17, 2017
    Focker

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    :rolleyes:
     
  18. May 19, 2017
    givemethewillys

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    I use a section of ladder... shim it straight enough, and its just as good as the rail. Plus, you can clean out the gutters when you're done making lumber!
     
  19. Jun 25, 2017
    termin8ed

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Got one log sawed on 2 sides today. Just had a brain fart how to square up the other sides so ill have to get a couple 2x6's 12 foot to finish up. Ill screw 3 2x's together in a U so i can just slip it on top of the log and then just slide the saw along that. Pics to follow at some point...
     
  20. Jun 26, 2017
    givemethewillys

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    good work, it's pretty satisfying to see a nice rough cut log after just a few minutes, isn't it? My dad bought a piece of rough cut poplar the other day for something around $40, and I had a few hundred board feet of it already drying in my garage that we had cut last year! All for the price of gas :)
     

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