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Winter Time Sawing And Stacking Tips


From original questioner:

i am a part time miller when i can escape from my real job and have collected a bunch of logs that i need to move.
Most are oak,maple,ash,black locust and honey locust.I am looking to mill these into moveable cants, most of these logs are 15 to 25 inches by 6 to 10 feet.I m thinking about making some wide cuts on the 24 in wide oak about 1/3 in on the top and bottom and then taking the middle"pith say 24 in wide and sawing it 12 in by 8 in ..
on the smaller stuff i m thinking of quartering most and split it a 2nd time if it s too heavy to move..i am moving everything by hand or handtruck out of my driveway and into my garden area.
i am using a oscar 28 wth munkfors blades.
thanks in advance

From contributor Da

Don't know your location, but in northern Indiana frozen logs might need a different blade or at least a different feed rate. I think handling the cants in the winter would be a pain. I picked up a couple tools at antique stores that were marked as railroad tie lifters. I don't know the real name but they are like ice tongs except with handles sticking out horizontal to the log. 2 people can move a log around - 4 people with 2 tools can do more.

From contributor an

thnx for the reply.
im in ny,20 miles east of nyc.
i try not to saw below 30.just bought some
timberwolf cobalt 8 degree blades to try on some black locust.
i usually work solo so moving 300lb
logs is a task..
have an engine hoist,handtrucks,dollies and cant hooks.
i m just looking to do it right.
i stay away from the pith for wide slabs,and quarter the bigger logs to make moving them and stacking them easier.