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Double ended milling set up - by yourself - is it possible?


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Had a big Macra Carpa to do for someone and really wanted to see if there was a way of double ended milling by yourself - note this is not a 'how to' video. It is an experimental way which we'll now work on to make safer.

 

1) You need a way to get the mill on and off the log - the supports I put need to be better thought out ie. with a spike that bites into the log as otherwise it can rotate

2) Pulling on the throttle worked well with the winch - however this is an experimental type set up - so it's not something we can advise doing. More to see if you did have some basic throttle control of the opposite saw would it work.

3) .404 ripping chain did not seem to like cutting this fibrous soft wood so switched to 3/8 75EXL full chisel chain [non ripping usual 30 degree angle] and this worked far better.

 

Taking the top slab off with a 64" lo pro bar with Stihl PMX chain did work though [and I would have stuck with that if the log were not so big] - so it's not easy to answer the 'which chain is best' question - as it varies so much.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks - yep she's a proper 6 footer - planks came out really flat as well with virtually no cupping.

What wood is that? 

 

Ive got a freshly wind-blown 4-5' Oak with a 16' stem to mill as soon as I buy a 60" Panther off of you. 

 

Do you sell those starter and finish extensions as well? Can see them being very helpful even without a double ended set-up. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, trigger_andy said:

What wood is that? 

 

Ive got a freshly wind-blown 4-5' Oak with a 16' stem to mill as soon as I buy a 60" Panther off of you. 

 

Do you sell those starter and finish extensions as well? Can see them being very helpful even without a double ended set-up. 

 

 

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Let me speak to joe ref those bud 

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What wood is that?   
Ive got a freshly wind-blown 4-5' Oak with a 16' stem to mill as soon as I buy a 60" Panther off of you. 
 
Do you sell those starter and finish extensions as well? Can see them being very helpful even without a double ended set-up. 
 
 
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You’ll need the 80” panther for those sizes mate [emoji106]
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Just now, Rough Hewn said:


It will.
But you’d need the 64” bar combo.
I’ve got the 54/56”? and it’ll cut 42”
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It was the 64" Bar that I was getting in the kit anyway, so thats handy. But 42"  on a 54/56? Thats odd, Im sure with my old Chillaskan I managed 42" with a 48" bar. 

 

Whats the max cut width with a 64" bar on a 60" Panther then? 

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