Alaskan sawmill questons

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  1. Not_chip

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    also, crescent wrench handle is exactly the same thickness at the kerf of the chain, so if you dont have wedges use a crescent wrench
     
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    also, would it be possible to sell boards? I know ive asked before, but im gonna ask again, ive got walnut and oak (I think red and white oak), aroune 10"-48" on my property, im looking at prices and for live edge hardwoods its crazy, and I wouldnt have to sell very many per year, but I dont know how good sales would be in my area (East TN)
     
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    Depends on the supply in your area. Mine is saturated with planks/boards everywhere. I don’t thing I could sell chit.
     
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    thought so, I dont see any around here, my neighbor owns a furniture store, maybe I could start making furniture, would have to touch up on my woodworking skills tho
     
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    Won't know till you try! Post some up and see what happens.
     
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    I will see if my dad will let me (Its technically his lumber)
     
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    one tip I have for yall, this applies to an MS391, I dont know about other saws, but the exhaust exit is on the right side of the saw, when milling its towards the ground, elevate the log and let it vent, I have learned, on my only 2 cuts, exhaust in the eyes/throat HURTS, dont do like Not_chip.
     
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    Yep, invest in a leaf blower to divert those gasses.
     
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    we took mine down with us, but never used it lol, needed the gas in the saw, once I go and get gas again I will use it
     
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    got lots of milling done the last few days, making lumber for a chicken coop, coop is id say 1/3-half done, had a few hickups (operator error, pinch bolts clamping mill to the bar came loose and slid into the chain) tore the bar tip guard clean off, fixed with a few minutes in the shop, we now engage brain, and check those bolts every few cuts, so far so good.
     
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    Finally got pics, we took this tree down yesterday, 120-130ft poplar, iirc 36 inches or so at the base. [​IMG]



    you can tell im tired lol, Dad had me on the polesaw limbing it up, didnt look like to many limbs till it was on the ground, then it looked big, didnt expect that big of a thud
     
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    update: turns out the MS391 is a terrible idea for milling

    hardly any time milling (a few hours max) and it blew up night before last, time for me to go rebuild it I guess
     
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    Chainsaw milling is terrible on saws always use a heavy mix I use 25;1 it makes the saws live longer
     
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    25:1 is probably not a terrible idea, will keep in mind for next time, and maybe a pro saw as well
     
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