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  1. Hi all. New member to the forum but I've been reading on and off over the past few years, had some brilliant second hand advice so thanks for that. I've just started building a bandsaw mill and thought it might be of interest to some of you. I'm unsure about a lot of things so no doubt will have some questions. I'm going in a bit blind, I've never used a bandsaw mill but I understand the general principles. A few years ago I bought an elm log off a friend and sought quotes to have it milled in all the local mills. The cheapest quote I had was over £350, way more than I expected. This led me to buy a Chinese copy of a Stihl 660, and I made up a milling attachment. This cost about £400 all in for the saw, bar, 4 chains and steel for the mill. I've milled a fair few logs with this set up, enough to realise that there's a lot of setup work involved and a it's bit unpleasant to use. I'm hoping the bandsaw will be more ergonomic and a bit quicker too. All of the wood I mill is for personal use but if all is successful with the mill I think I'll try to get a few local jobs. If I can mill enough logs for people to pay for the mill I'll be happy. The mill is going to be built on a trailer so I can move it around. It's going to have a max cut width of around 700mm and should be able to cut a log about 4m long. I've started building the trailer chassis first. It's made out of 50x50x3 box. I'm hoping the truss design will keep it stiff enough to take a bit of abuse from log loading etc. I spent the time to prep all the weld areas, grinding off the mill scale and bevelling square edges to help with weld penetration. Over the 6m truss length there's a 2mm dip, I can live with that. I'm hoping to get the other side welded up today.
  2. HI, looking for opinions on the best bandsaw mill, what facilities and options to look for, power, etc. :Large hardwood timber. Thanks
  3. We have 9 tree trunks that need cutting down for floorboards and cupboards for our new house (as yet unbult). 3 of these are English oaks aged 180 years the rest sweet chestnut and beech. Lengths are 6 metres x about 60cm - 1m across depending on tree. They have been felled for two years now, and we’ve just noticed some woodworm popping out in the oaks over August so we need to get a move on. We have a barn for storage. Would you be able to give a quote? We live at Feltahm’s Farm, Horsington Marsh, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 OEN. tel 01963 370 857 I don’t know if you have a mobile saw mill but your advice appreciated.
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    WANTED: Bandsaw mill

    WANTED: Bandsaw mill I am looking to buy a used bandsaw mill as I can't afford a new one. I'll travel anywhere to pick it up. Hopefully it wouldn't cost much more than £6-8k. PM with any offers. Many thanks Aaron


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