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Second attempt with a Small Log Mill

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AndrewS   

Having cut my teeth on some windblown wild cherry, the Alaskan Small Log Mill has been pressed into service to produce a mantelpiece from an oak taken down in the grounds of nearby Crathes Castle (Aberdeenshire)!

 

The result has far exceeded my expectation: I spent considerable time ensuring the rails were square and aligned (variously using carpenter's square, spirit level, winding sticks, shims, etc) and gave the chain a quick once over, but the cuts were clean and the mantel square to within 1 degree!

 

I roughed it out a few weeks ago and then neatened it up this weekend, cutting it to length and rebating the underside for a piece of fire-retardent plasterboard to shield it from direct heat impingement and (hopefully!) to encourage uniform shrinkage.

 

Photos of the finished article to follow in due course!

 

With a sharp chain, the MS361 copes admirably with anything up to a full bar-length cut. It may be too slow for those with a commerical focus, but for a part-time hobbyist like me, it's a great combination. Not least because off the mill the saw is versatile enough to be used for general felling and cross-cutting.

 

Happy milling!

 

Andrew

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Bart   

Great stuff :thumbup1:

i use my 361 with the Small Log Mill and it is a good combination. looking forward to seeing the finished mantelpiece

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Well thats cleared up a question i was going to ask about the difference between the mini mill and small log mill? but thats done a cracking job on that oak now im a little tempted to treat myself to one

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AndrewS   

Thanks for the feedback chaps!

 

The mantel will be installed just as soon as the chimney breast is constructed - mere detail... Photos to follow!

 

Rob - No probs forwarding the pics; I'll send you the high res versions offline; I've probably got some other shots of the Mill without the construction debris and Portaloo in the background ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew

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