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chainsaw milling is dirty, smelly, frustrating, dull, hard work, how anybody would wish to do it full time is beyond me

my woodland mills hm130 is fantastic for cutting out the odd gatepost or bits and pieces of timber for around the place but is equally dull, but it serves a purpose

however its a nice thing to have around and handy when i need it

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chainsaw milling is dirty, smelly, frustrating, dull, hard work, how anybody would wish to do it full time is beyond me
my woodland mills hm130 is fantastic for cutting out the odd gatepost or bits and pieces of timber for around the place but is equally dull, but it serves a purpose
however its a nice thing to have around and handy when i need it

Had a bad day John?!

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Had a bad day John?! emoji15.pngemoji23.png

a lovely day, put down 1800 birds on our little shoot this morning, out for lunch with the misses then spent the afternoon filling some raised beds for the extension of our veg patch. two sets of mates popped round for a natter and a cup of tea. just polished off a roast dinner of which everything was grown at home or shot by myself and sank a nice bottle of red. 

 

chainsaw milling is just rubbish 🤣 

in all honesty it’s very difficult to make a decent wage out of it as proved by one of the guys that used to work for me 

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a lovely day, put down 1800 birds on our little shoot this morning, out for lunch with the misses then spent the afternoon filling some raised beds for the extension of our veg patch. two sets of mates popped round for a natter and a cup of tea. just polished off a roast dinner of which everything was grown at home or shot by myself and sank a nice bottle of red. 
 
chainsaw milling is just rubbish 🤣 
in all honesty it’s very difficult to make a decent wage out of it as proved by one of the guys that used to work for me 

🤣🤣🤣 only yanking you chain! I’m kinda interested in it, but only as a hobbyist to be honest. Would like to mill and make some personal items given chance. Got a few home projects to finish first but defo gona try and create my own mill and set up eventually 🤠

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chainsaw milling is dirty, smelly, frustrating, dull, hard work, how anybody would wish to do it full time is beyond me
my woodland mills hm130 is fantastic for cutting out the odd gatepost or bits and pieces of timber for around the place but is equally dull, but it serves a purpose
however its a nice thing to have around and handy when i need it

That's really helpful and insightful contribution John.
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🤣🤣🤣 only yanking you chain! I’m kinda interested in it, but only as a hobbyist to be honest. Would like to mill and make some personal items given chance. Got a few home projects to finish first but defo gona try and create my own mill and set up eventually 🤠

Alaskan style mills are easy and cheap to make or buy a chillaskan.
Have a look at the plywood Alaskan thread.
Any 50cc saw will mill a 12" board (slowly).
So much of our trees go for firewood and chip.
We import tropical hardwoods and worry about deforestation.
It's madness.
Milling your own timber is like growing your own veg.
Logs from foresters or arb types are very cheap.
Milled hardwoods are rather expensive.
And if you can get it kiln dried then you can easily recoup your investment.
Chainsaw milling is no dirtier, harder, or dull than any other aspect of arb work.
You'd be more than welcome to pop over to the yard one day and have a go on the mills.
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Alaskan style mills are easy and cheap to make or buy a chillaskan.
Have a look at the plywood Alaskan thread.
Any 50cc saw will mill a 12" board (slowly).
So much of our trees go for firewood and chip.
We import tropical hardwoods and worry about deforestation.
It's madness.
Milling your own timber is like growing your own veg.
Logs from foresters or arb types are very cheap.
Milled hardwoods are rather expensive.
And if you can get it kiln dried then you can easily recoup your investment.
Chainsaw milling is no dirtier, harder, or dull than any other aspect of arb work.
You'd be more than welcome to pop over to the yard one day and have a go on the mills.

I’ll jump in with “fossil” one day when shes dropping some trunks off with ya (🤣🤣🤣) and av a butchers! got a few saws to go through soon as garage is sorted, got a 044 pending a refurb which might be ok for a starter saw, but will acquire something more suitable nearer the time. Shall deffo drop in to see ya though, cheers Rough!

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I’ll jump in with “fossil” one day when shes dropping some trunks off with ya (🤣🤣🤣) and av a butchers! got a few saws to go through soon as garage is sorted, got a 044 pending a refurb which might be ok for a starter saw, but will acquire something more suitable nearer the time. Shall deffo drop in to see ya though, cheers Rough!

The 044 is a solid saw.
Should get a 20-24" cut from that.
Keep an eye out for a cheap 056super or an051/075/076 can pick them up for £100-200 sometimes.
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When times right and situation arises, i’ll av a 066 /660 or 088/880.... got a few lads on the look out too, something will turn up.... always does

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Hi guys how can anybody say milling is dull when you turn over the first cut and are the first person to see the grain that has been hidden inside its like opening a present especially if you are going to make suff , and all the people I know who run Mills from quite a big set up to a very small one all seem to be doing really well.

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