In the woodland workshop today….chainsaw milling an ash tree felled last autumn to create 8ft long, live edge boards.
The mill is a simple attachment to the chainsaw bar which guides the saw. It’s simple, but key to the low impact method used for processing and extracting all the timber I use. Trees are converted to useful timber where they fell using only tools that can be carried in by foot. No heavy machinery, not even a heavy horse is used.
I haven’t decided what they’re going to be yet but there’s no rush….it will take 2 years for the moisture content of this 2 inch board to drop sufficiently….time to build a solar kiln.