A Chainsaw Mill And You Can Make Your Own Lumber

A Chainsaw Mill And You Can Make Your Own Lumber
By Johnathon S. Duvel

Building a house? Shed? Workshop? There are times when you need to buy lumber. The trouble is the price of quality boards can be extremely high. But a Chainsaw mill will let you make your own lumber.

Mills that make plywood are being shut down and the timber companies have less old grown to mill and most of the lumber that's now affordable is new growth pine. Spruce is also very common.

However woods like cherry, poplar, or oak are incredibly expensive and out of many people's budgets. But there is a workable solution. You don't need to settle for pine or spruce. If you mill your own boards you choose the trees and you can have oak if that's what you want.

There is a variety of way to make boards from trees. Most require expensive equipment. You can contract out the work or you can buy a portable mill for your back yard. Trouble is a portable mill will set you back thousands of dollars.

But wait, there is another choice. Did you know you can use your chainsaw to make your own boards? All you need is a large saw and a special device that fits onto the chainsaw bar and you can make any kind of board you want. The good news is it costs you just pennies per board.

This device is called a chainsaw lumber maker and it can mill through any tree. It doesn't matter how larger, how tough, how big, how thick, or how tall.

All it requires is a little bit of steel and some bolts. To make the mill you'll need a rectangular frame that's just a bit shorter than the chainsaw length. And of course you'll need to weld it together. Plans for building your mill can be found online with no trouble.

You'll want to practice good safety measures at all times. You'll want to wear ear protection, safety glasses, and proper footwear when you are milling.

Once you own a chainsaw mill you will never again buy a board. Instead you'll mill each board you need all by yourself. And each board will be exactly what you want.

And no longer will your budget hold you to pine or spruce. Finally you can have some of the more exotic woods again. Now you'll be able to mill boards from your back yard. It's a great way to recycle dead trees, or to selectively log your property. Now instead of leaving trees to rot you can mill them.

You can purchase a pre-fab chainsaw mill or you can build one from scratch. Pre-fabs are available online or at stores like Home Depot. They are designed to work with all the major chainsaws like STIHL or Husqvarna.

No longer will you walk up to the counter and get stick shock as the teller rings your purchase into the cash register. No longer will you settle for cheap woods. Instead you'll be milling gorgeous lumber in your backyard.

Johnathon is a professional carpenter for over 20 years and has experience in helping customers renovate their homes. Johnathon is woodwork enthusiast who works with jigsaws, table saws, circular saws and many other varieties of saws. Visit his specialty site on saws at http://www.szaws.com for table saw reviews.

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