I got my first 6 boards up on my cedar fence today. Woo hoo!
Those boards are rough sawn from a cedar log with my Logosol Big Mill Basic and cut to length and dog eared with my new Hitachi 10″ Miter Saw. The miter saw made cutting the fence a lot of fun and I have no regrets on the purchase.
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.
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 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.