Get Most Out of Log Sawmill! Frontier, Woodland Mills, Woodmizer

Basically what it is is the log is kind Of a smiley face Once I started it was too late it was Too late to undo it Foreign Hey welcome back to the channel we are Out here today at The Sawmill and we're Going to be needing another 12 foot long Six by six so it's just obviously about 16 foot long so this is a big log Average pretty thin I'm going to take You step by step and each time we make a Cut I'll talk to you about why I'm doing Each cut I'd like your feedback uh we're Learning we're we've been cutting now About three years and it seems like Every day I learned a little bit more From you guys so let's get to it Foreign One quick thing I always make sure to Before I set a log on I want to at least A small backstop up uh it sounds like Common sense but there's been a time or Two that I got into a rush and decided I Was just going to set it up on the Sawmill and and then I put the back Cells up later and then as I backed away With a tractor I seen the log roll off The back of the sawmill So that's that's never any fun All right So always make sure you put your Backstops up I've got John here he's my good friend

And we're going to cut up a 16 foot long Six by six tulip poplar for the Greenhouse now it's not going to be a Perfect six by six I'm not sure that we Can actually get a perfectly Square can All the way down doesn't really have to Be and if it has a little Wayne down the Side it's going to add some character What we're going to do is take you step By step of our decision making process We've already set the log up on the Sawmill and we'll go from there So this log is going to be let's see It's about 10 inches on this and it's Going to be a it's going to be not a lot To it this end down here is a little bit Thicker It's about 12 inches so I lost two Inches down there and uh I've already Measured it it's about 16 and a half Foot long We'll see what we can do with it First thing we're going to do is go Ahead and push it to the back so I'm Just gonna grab that one over there Certainly and then we'll See if we can make our first cuts I feel like that's pretty good I'm going To hang that one down there the reason I Always aim this down here is because Uh I have almost nicked the blade going By that before So close that it would have shaved Throughout cutting the log I'm gonna

Take the blade guide and keep it as Close to the edge of the log as I can The closer you can keep the blade Guide To the log the less of a wavy cut the Better cut your cut is going to be and When the blade is really sharp that Doesn't come into play as much but as Your blade comes to the end of its life It needs to be sharpened it wants to Wander up and down a little bit more and If you keep your blade guy closer that That will help with that so to adjust The Blake out on this Frontier you just You pick this lever up you see so these Little teeth on the bottom you just pick It up to where you want it get it close To it set it down now I always have this Habit it's a good habit to get into is To look down your log you want to make Sure that you're not going to hit Anything so it's a good habit to get Into Foreign My blade up I'm looking down the log We want the center of the log there's a Pith that runs down the center of each Tree and that's called a pith you'll see It like there's more cracks in the Center or you can see the mark of the Center of the log and that is it is your Weakest point but when you're building a Post when you're making a post you want To keep that pith that's close to the Center of the post as you can if you get

Off you basically have more strands of Wood pulling on one side than you do the Other that's where you get your bowls so You want to stay as close to the center Of the pith as you can this log has been On the ground for a good while and you Can see here this is the pith so I will Try my best to work uh this torch the Center there is no such thing as a Perfect pith running down the center We're still going to have to keep it as You know work within the confines of This log but you want to try to keep the Center this is Center as possible and You look at both ends and kind of get an Ideal of how How the pith runs through the through The log it's harder the longer the log Is the more variation the pith will have So if you're doing eight foot boards you Can do a lot better about guessing where The Pit's going to go I'll log this long We're just going to have to assume it's You know We just don't know so the throat of your Sawmill or thought of this Sawmill is Five and seven eighths of an inch cut if He if you can't cut anything deeper than Five and seven eighths of an inch so What I have here is I have an Irregularity which is just a limb uh Sticking off we're just going to go Ahead and knock this off without Plus it's a

It's a uh knot so it's gonna be harder So this morning we came in we the my Blade is not super sharp I think we'll Get through this log before we need to Change it again but we come through We've cleaned the Sawmill we've checked The Sawmill we service the child meal so Before you just come out here this Thing's been sitting in the woods for You know a week Check your oils check your make sure There's no mice or we used to have we we Had a mouse living inside of the uh of The door closed we leave the door open Now but we caught him Frontier but he Had he got evicted so just make sure you Service it up I think we're ready to go Start off with 10 inches from the I know That ends about 12 inches this is about 11 right here we're going to start our First cut at 10 inches off of the deck Foreign You can tell John was over here Yesterday or last time we cut on The Sawmill he was over here working with me And we were uh we were working that Oak And let me tell you what this tulip Popper is a lot lighter yes That right there that Oak was them big 12 foot long Oak six by sixes were tough Or just the pieces that we were taking Off So this has a pretty nice green tint to

It I like it kind of a rainbowish look I'm going to roll this uh Forward just a little bit I'm going to Put the longer back stops in Well you know what let's take these and Just turn them around Go all the way up as high as we can get Them Short ones You want the hook to the back yeah I don't you know what let's turn them Sideways So we get as much flat I'm going to pull mine back a little bit More me too I don't believe there's no way we would Ever do that with An oak claw just long even if it was This skinny I agree with you oh yeah Let's go all right I'm gonna let that Sit right there okay pull pull my side Back Yeah We're gonna have to put the long stops Up though And I'll let it roll back then I think I Can hold it right here Foreign Once we got that first cut done here We're going to rotate this thing over And it's really really really important To get this flat cut even with these Back stops and if you don't you're gonna Your Woods are not going to be square so

That's the most important thing we can Do right now uh I'm looking pretty good I think we just Crank down the Dog logs or log dogs in the front Yeah this got a big old bow in it I Don't know if we're going to get a 16 Foot can out of this or not It's got a huge bow in it like a lot More than showed When I first I wonder if we could Raise that end up And then Put something up under it And then take a little bit I think we Can save it if we if we do that You ready That's gonna help a lot oh yeah All we need is to Save a little bit of this can Basically what it is is the log is kind Of a smiley face and if I can If I can level the smiley face up on Both ends I can cut the high spots off Of each end and save a little bit more We might still get a 6×6 out of this if It's not important I said if this is if The cant's not exactly Square So this portion might show But if we can we'll go ahead and cut the Other side and See if we can save this and make a Pretty good 6×6 out of it

We'll just have to Shave it down a little bit at a time We'll rotate it over and See what we got I don't know If I should take one more cut I don't think so I don't think so we'll just see what Happens This is the fun thing about working with Logs because there's they're not uh They're not necessarily anything Normal about them there They're always Unique all right here we go I'm just Gonna spin it out thank you Okay that one's you want me to no I Think we're good we can put the small Backstops yeah but Oh it ain't over I thought it was Working over all the way There we go I gotta put the yeah I'm gonna put about three inches up I'm just going to catch a piece of what You cut yeah Let's get this thing cranked up we'll See if we can make us another couple Because we may be able to come back and Cut some more on the bottom and clean That up a little bit but we'll we'll do This side first Foreign A little bit of tension on that one Yeah so what we'll do is we're going to

Take as little as we can off of this top And still have it reasonably square and Then we'll go to the other side and take More off that'll that'll cause it to uh Be as Square as we can get it If you want Perfection wood is probably Not the medium you should work in That's my professional opinion So I'm gonna go down to seven inches Right here And then that'll give me one more inch To take off the other side And honestly that's going to put our Pith pretty close to Center So I feel pretty good about that All right here we go Foreign That's why I've seen that I didn't realize how that come up Um it's a little bit heavier there yes It is I wished I had made a little Shallower more shallow cut And but once I made the once I started It was too late It was too late to undo it I think one log dog will get this one I'm gonna go ahead and take my last cut Down to six inches and that'll give me Us Much off of this side as I can take Make it as Square as possible And I'll get a nice little one inch Board out of this I'm going to rotate it one more time

Take the last Possible cut we can get off of this side This will go down to six inches I think one log dog will get it Don't see anything in nope there's Nothing gonna hit that Yeah I should have If I could do it over again I that last Cut on the other side I would have cut a Half inch shallower But once you start cutting it's pretty Much A done deal So we're gonna go all the way down to Six inches And let's see what we come up with Foreign So this still turned out really good I'm I'm pleased with it I think it's going To be fine for what we're doing with It's more ornamental than it actually is Going to be uh for strength it will it Will provide some strength but it's not It's not really that big a deal however If I have taken one half inch less cut Over here I would about knocked all this Wayne off on this side again it's no big Deal still still a win in my book and uh Going to be an awesome addition to the Greenhouse listen I hope this was Helpful we're just taking you through Our mistakes what I what I'm what my Mistakes I'll see my mistakes is John Didn't make no mistakes he

He pretty sharp anyway listen I Appreciate you watching her Channel and I hope this is helpful if you like this Type of video please leave a comment uh Asking or ask me questions or ask me to Show you how I do things I take for Granted a lot of times that other people Know everything that I know and I know There's a lot of people that know more Than I know so there if if you know more Than I know make a comment tell me what I can do better if you want me to do a Subject or show you something specific On how to do something on the sawmill Please leave a comment in the comment Section below God bless have a great day At the other side and See if we can save this and make a Pretty good 6×6 out of it we'll just Have to Shave it down a little bit at a time We'll rotate it over and See what we got I don't know

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