Peter Laurence: @Fuzzysword Not as bad as it looks
Bryan Foster: jeez that looks dangerous!
kwbloke: Yes, I need to get hold of some lifting equipment.
I send the main butt logs (up to 5 metres long) down to a local sawmiller who runs a woodmizer wilh hydraulic lifting rams etc.
This low cost little mill is great for smaller logs up to 500mm (20 inches) in diameter.
kwbloke: In New Zealand we make surfboards, kayaks, yachts, kiteboards and similar craft from paulownia. Trees can be milled 8 to 12 years after planting.
Oak is just a little heavy for these applications.
kwbloke: Paulownia has been identified as the best sustainably grown timber for eco friendly surfboard manufacture in the world. Trees in NZ are grown in controlled plantation situations.
kwbloke: To cut 25mm thick boards, place a series of 28mm packers(slightly thicker to allow for thickness of sawcut) under each corner. After each cut just knock one level of packers out then make your next cut.
Peter Laurence: Sorry can't help as it belongs to the operator
David Bähler: This seems like it could be a pain to get the logs in there, is that the case? Also seems like it might be a bit tricky to get the cut lined up properly. I like the idea in some ways, how does it compare to the more conventional bedded bandmills?
Wallabydam: those damn tress pop up everywhere here where i live in Virginia in the states, whats so big about them anyway, they have HUGE leaves, thats the only way i can tell them from anything else. someoen told me in japan they make something from the wood for musical instruments? Oh well i have no idea, ill stick to Oak :)
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