Chainsaw Mill Log Table

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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.
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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.

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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!

Author: John Holden

I'm a chainsaw, chainsaw mill, log splitter, axe and outdoor fanatic. I purchased a my first chainsaw, a Stihl 020, in 1992. I've added a Stihl 036 and Stihl 046 to my collection. I split wood with a Wetterlings Splitting Maul and Ames Super Splitter. When my body's had enough I use a Timberwolf TW-P1 log splitter. I use a Logosol Big Mill basic and Timberjig to mill lumber. I stack firewood in Holzhausen round wood piles.

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