Forgot, the guy helping with the fencing had a Stihl 181c. That's a weird saw. Has some kind easy start system, so you pull the cord, let it retract, then the saw starts. It's like watching a video with the audio out of sync :^D
There's something in my garage right now. Debating whether or not to see what it is. If I open the door, and it's a fast whatever, it could be in the house. Sounds kind of big. Not a mouse I don't think. Maybe it's a kitty. Could be flying monkeys! How cool would that be?!
:^DDecided not to be a little bitch, and I looked. Axe in hand, I turn the light on, open the door and...
It wasn't flying monkeys :^(
It's a little possum. Not sure what to do about that. I guess he'll let himself out later. Not up for possum wrangling tonight.
If milling is turning into a good business you should really look into a band mill. Less time, less waste, more lumber, and lastly more profit. There is a guy in the area and that's all he does is portable saw milling.
I will cut thick slabs that I can handle with the help available at the time to move.Rollers/ skid logs/ plywood and a winch. Build a log arch.
Logs are mostly round. I skidded walnut logs off a job onto the lawn, then rolled them at the balance point onto a pivot-point made of a branch or chunk of wood, where I could spin it 90 degrees to go around a corner, then rolled them all the way to the road. A wrap of the winch rope will roll a heavy log.
Chainsaw milling them in half makes them half as heavy. Quarters make it ready for quartersawn or one live-edge.
At my old house that had a wood burning stove, I used the store bought fire starters, but cut them maybe 1-2” long. They worked great too, just a little chunk of that stuff will start seasoned wood around 4” thick. Couldn’t go right to big pieces, but no screwing around with kindling.Made some firestarters for the boss' girlfriend. Oak noodles soaked in melted scented candle, and put into paperboard snus tins. Need to wrap them in something, and maybe top off with a dollop of melted wax. I have some brown paper lunch bags /somewhere/, but I can't find them. I think that would be a good wrapper.