Great video showing how trees are turned into lumber with an Alaskan mill. This is a neat video to watch and it was interesting to see how the boards are cut from a tree right on the spot where they were cut down.
David Groth cuts the bark off and then marks and cuts the boards he wants from the redwood log while Julie Joynt films him and asks questions about all of the processes which really helps you understand more than just watching. He turns the pieces he cuts off into firewood which you can see stacked between tree to the right behind him in the photo. He explains about heart crack in the tree and how to turn the log to be able to get as much good lumber as possible while avoiding the heart crack.
He has made his own mill that he made with a 42 inch bar husqvarna chain saw. He has added some bolts to it and then adds blocks to the poles for the depth into the wood he is planning to cut and the saw goes onto a wooded guide he built and he can just saw right through the log as it sits there on the ground. It is pretty amazing how he turned that log into lumber. using his homemade Alaskan mill all by himself.
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