Holz Hausen Wood Pile in Snow

We had our first winter storm of the year yesterday.  The snow gave me a chance to take pictures of my Holz Hausen wood pile in snow.

Enjoy!

Holz Hausen Roof 1920 x 1080
It was early in the storm when I took this picture. The three inches on top of the Holz Hausen Wood pile grew to about 8 inches.
Holzhausen Top of Pile 1920 x 1080 px
I enjoy pictures of split wood neatly stacked and ready to go.
Holz Hausen in Snow Side View 1920 x 1080 px
You can see the curve to the side of the Holz Hausen Wood Pile in the background. I don’t recommend building your sides that steep. Slightly more angle toward the center results in a more stable wood pile.

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Holz Hausen Wood Pile Results

The past couple months I’ve been building my second holz hausen wood pile.  I built this one 10′ in diameter.  Actually, the holz hausen wood pile ended up about 11′ in diameter.

Twin holz hausen wood piles
The blurry wood to the right is my first holz hausen wood pile. The pile in the distance is my second wood pile.

I made a tunnel between the two holz hausen wood piles.  First, I placed two pieces of chainsaw milled lumber across the two piles.  I made sure they were level and stable and over my head.

I covered the planks with the bark covered waste from chainsaw milling.

Chainsaw milled lumber holding up the roof of the tunnel
The tunnel adds style to my holz hausen wood piles.

I thought I was building my holz hausen wood piles for firewood to burn this year.  After seeing the results I’ll be keeping the two piles up as long as I can before I burn them.

They’re too pretty to burn.

Fresh snow on the holz hausen wood pile
Fresh snow on the holz hausen wood pile.

 

Holz Hausen Wood Pile Video

Here’s a very excited me showing my creation.

Chainsaw Mill Log Table

A couple of months ago I built a chainsaw mill log table for my Logosol Big Mill Basic.  The idea was to get the logs I mill to a comfortable working height and increase accuracy when milling.

The project was a success.

Logs Waiting to be Milled1920 x 1080 px
Logs waiting to be milled.  Once the logs are on the table I can roll them to the mill by hand.
Logosol Big Mill Basic Log Table1920 x 1080 px
Mounting the Big Mill Basic to the log table. To mount the mill to the log table you have to remove the short arms. Save the pieces because you can re-mount them and mill larger logs on the ground.
Chainsaw Mill
I built the table to hold logs separate from the table to mill logs. I only want the weight of one log at a time on the milling table. The two tables don’t touch to prevent the weight of the logs from twisting the milling table. A couple of pieces of firewood keep the logs from moving.
Chainsaw Mill
Red cedar waiting to be milled into fencing. I can’t wait to install it!

I have a few tweaks to make the chainsaw mill log table perfect.

Chainsaw Mill Improvements

I had trouble reading the height of the cut on the chainsaw mill.

I find it difficult to read the height scale of the mill.  I’m hoping I was just over eager to get to work and things will go better next time.

I plan on using a tape measure to double-check my cutting height before milling next time.  I’m going to measure from the top of the log supports to the top of the bar that sets the height.  That should give me a quick check that I’ve got them set equal.

I considered painting the rack every inch and half-inch to aid in setting the height.  I still may do that at some point.

The kerf on my ripping chain is wider than the 1/4″ I anticipated.

When setting the chainsaw mill height I have to figure 1/2″ for the kerf (The chainsaw mill only moves in 1/4″ increments).  This leaves me with a wider board than I figured.

I’d like to adjust the height of my T-Bar to allow for the width of the kerf.

By placing washers between the bars and double washers I can adjust the height of the cut up or down.  There are directions how to do this on Page 18 of the Logosol Big Mill System manual.

chainsaw mill
By mounting washers under the double washers of the mill you can raise or lower the kerf height. You have to add washers on alternating sides. Hopefully this tweak can help me set my mill to the right height.

Chainsaw Mill Log Table Video

This video of my chainsaw mill log table will give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.

If you have any questions about chainsaw milling please post them below.

Happy Chainsaw Milling!