Have lots of pictures, why do you ask ?? roflmbo My bad, just can`t resist, knowing its Danny.
Built a chainsaw mill first that runs on a 5 ft wide by 20 ft long heavy angle iron =3"x3.5" x 1/4" track, using the same angle iron for 4 cross members. Used a Stihl 650 Magnum chainsaw for the power. Did a great job, better than expected. Mill can handle a 5 ft dia log by changing saw bar lengths.
Sold the chainsaw mill "without the saw and track" on CL. Have a list of potential buyers, but getting lazier with passing time. Have The Swing Mill on the track now.
When logs are needed we cuts the neighbors after dark. Have a big truck muffler on wheels with a high temp rubber hose quick attachment to the saw. It is a bit dangerous though, especially at night because we can`t hear the saw running.
Then Designed a similar chain & bar mill using a 18 hp riding mower engine. The chainsaw cost $1200. without bar & chain, the 18 hp cost me $75. Bought the needed parts and had some special made but built the Swing Blade Mill instead.
For all three mills did a lot of drawings with a straight edge ruler and colored pencils. I tell everyone that looks at the sketches; I`m sure glad that I took the coloring book course in High School !!
Did do near 50 colored sketches of the chainsaw mill and it evolved with each sketch to a much better design. Saved a lot of money. Would only change the carriage wheels which was done on the Swing mill.
Time for my daily "Siesta".
PUMP YOUR BRAKES
HAVE TO LOVE WINDOWS & THE INTERNET
NEVER BEAT ON IT, GET A BIGGER HAMMER
"A MAN WHO SAY`S IT CANNOT BE DONE SHOULD NOT INTERRUPT A MAN DOING IT"
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