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Having looked on the internet as much as possible and got 6 billion unhelpful answers and trying to trying to search on here and not got enough time to filter through all the search results I just thought I'd ask. Is there any website or literature that will help me as a guide to learning how best to go about milling timber, by which I mean getting the cuts in the right places, drying, which timber is god for what etc. I know nothing about the subject so need to start learning it but I cant seem to find anywhere that gives any starting guides etc

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Having looked on the internet as much as possible and got 6 billion unhelpful answers and trying to trying to search on here and not got enough time to filter through all the search results I just thought I'd ask. Is there any website or literature that will help me as a guide to learning how best to go about milling timber, by which I mean getting the cuts in the right places, drying, which timber is god for what etc. I know nothing about the subject so need to start learning it but I cant seem to find anywhere that gives any starting guides etc


Have you looked through the previous posts in this forum? There is a plethora of very informative posts. Might we worth spending a week reading through them all. That’s what I did. And YouTube, watch loads of YouTube videos. :)
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I did, I was hoping to find a fairly clear guide to the process rather than spending a whole week going through posts/websites/you tube etc 80% of which would be of little/no use, one example was when I searched "guide to milling timber" hundreds of people/results showing how to use a saw mill when I really just wanted more technical data around the timber rather than the machinery. I haven't had a week to spare for about 4 years... I have a wife kids and a business to run

 

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Just now, wilde said:

I did, I was hoping to find a fairly clear guide to the process rather than spending a whole week going through posts/websites/you tube etc 80% of which would be of little/no use, one example was when I searched "guide to milling timber" hundreds of people/results showing how to use a saw mill when I really just wanted more technical data around the timber rather than the machinery. I haven't had a week to spare for about 4 years... I have a wife kids and a business to run

 

Ok, good luck. :) 

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Having looked on the internet as much as possible and got 6 billion unhelpful answers and trying to trying to search on here and not got enough time to filter through all the search results I just thought I'd ask. Is there any website or literature that will help me as a guide to learning how best to go about milling timber, by which I mean getting the cuts in the right places, drying, which timber is god for what etc. I know nothing about the subject so need to start learning it but I cant seem to find anywhere that gives any starting guides etc

I’m writing a guide to chainsaw milling,
which would answer all your above questions.
But it’ll be about 18-24 months if it goes smoothly🤣🤣🤣
“Chainsaw lumber making” by will maloff is a good but dated book.
In the meantime if you have any more specific questions, there are many experienced millers on here who might be able to help you with advice?
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29 minutes ago, wilde said:

I haven't had a week to spare for about 4 years... I have a wife kids and a business to run

I'd have to say that there's really no quick way to learn anything especially a subject with as many variables as you want to learn but as said you'll find just about anything you want to know on here.......all you've got to do then is put it into practice 🙃

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Hi mate

Recommend this:

WWW.CHAINSAWBARS.CO.UK

Browse through our instructional videos to learn everything there is to know about...

Get all you need in the way of gear etc and very helpful guide

I started by just giving it a go...see if a mate has a mill you can borrow and go for it...learn on the job.

Otherwise happy to answer questions as and when

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The best thing is just to learn as you go.
Maybe spend a few days with someone who has done milling to pick up a few pointers.
But the best way to learn is trial and error as you go.

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Hi what type of mill do you have ,there is a good book by Will Mallof I think and its called chainsaw lumber making ,but thats about it there are books on what timber is good for what but honestly just doing it is the best way to learn I dont think there is a definitive guide book and if you are near Dorset I could do a day or 2 with you 

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