I couldn’t choose if this is a woodworking task or a great woodworking review. Review it is.
I have been desiring an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill after being able to take a look at one that my buddy had. It is the standard light weight aluminum mill (brand trivial). It was nice, flexible, solid, well made, and I would certainly have liked to attempt it. Sadly the saw quit working before I had the chance. As somebody that had to have one I went straight to Amazon and looked it up. My impression was, “Divine Crap$!$” One more case of I needed to have one but the other half would certainly have chuckled as well as most of us understand just how that goes. So to the attracting board (Sketchup).
I knew I might just get the 18″ mill for $ 180ish on Amazon.com. That is the beginning point.
My goal was to construct one for MUCH MUCH MUCH less. My product were regarding an hour on Google Sketchup, one 2″X10″X8′ from the BORG, nuts, bolts, as well as washers. I likewise used a pin nailer for the lamination, a couple screws added screws and also naturally glue. For the Alaskan Chainsaw Mill parts much less the nails, screws, as well as adhesive I spent a marvelous total of $ 14.04. This became a marvelous overall of 93 % savings. That benefits my spending plan.
For adjustability, I made it to harsh cut logs somewhat larger compared to 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, as well as 3″. It still has around 4 to 6 inches left for larger changes and also could possibly have been made with even more. Those are simply the most frequently made use of dimensions in my store.
The max cut is only 10″ which is about 2″ to 3″ smaller sized compared to the manufactured variations. I’ll make that trade about 11 more times to save the cash. It’s much better compared to my tablesaw mill I was previously using that maxed out at 6ish” logs and an entire lot even more work. For that mill examination out Izzy Swans tablesaw mill.
I noted that light weight aluminum has to do with 8X stronger compared to pine/doug fir. I compensated with considerably even more timber as well as laminated some of the components making an enemy mortise and also tenon. This could have reduced the max cut however once again. REMEMBER THE FINANCIAL SAVINGS.
High quality of cut, much rougher than the tablesaw mill. Most definitely drops into rugged sawn realm as anticipated. All my modifiable settings are regarding 1/8″ bigger than the dimensional size to enable it to be dried out and also gone through the bench top planer in the future. We’ll have to see if that is sufficient in the future.
I still require to scrub on some mineral oil to aid protect it and also very easy the activity of the modifiable arms. In conclusion I would certainly advise constructing one.
I have the woodworking Sketchup design for the measurements. If you have an interest in checking out even more images of the build and also very first cuts take a look at my Facebook page as well as appearance under timetable pictures. Connect here. If you are interested in my thoughts and/or the Sketchup style PM me below. You could also get them if you like my Facebook web page and send me a Facebook message.
Many thanks for reading.