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Chainsaw milling for your own projects is not a bad way to go. A few hours spent milling now and then will give you a good supply of lumber. Cutting and using your own timbers and beams allows you to build with less material. Check out my thread http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,87277.0.htmlI usually touch up the chain every log. You need a ripping chain,granberg sells a good chain modified for ripping,or you can buy a standard ripping chain with a 10 deg. angle. You do have to be accurate so a granberg grinder like mentioned above is good or a good file guide or bench grinder. I use a diamond easy lap 12v hand grinder on the mill to touch up the chain, then straighten the chain out once in a while. I rotate a half dozen chains.
It's comical, in a certain way, that when I watched the youtube videos of the Norwood PortaMill they make it look user friendly and not difficult to operate. I liked it from the videos I've watched because it was compact, moveable and simple to setup, but not a single person has had a positive thing to say about the chainsaw mill methods. I didn't realize it was that overwhelming. I do appreciate everyones feedback and it is most appreciated!
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