|The sawmill as it is sold.|
Some brands come with extensions, but this one did not, so Dan decided to extend it himself.
Basically, the sawmill unit sits on a track with grooved wheels. The log is secured to the track and the operator pushes the mill the length of the log to make the cut.
Dan said, well, if he replaced the original track with longer pieces of angle iron, it would give him the ability to make longer cuts. So that's what he did.
He welded three 3-inch, 6-foot lengths of angle iron together and bolted the same green log supports (or whatever they're called) onto the new track.
|Bed rails serve as the ends|
The entire track is bolted to 2x4s because it tends to shift due to the vibration of the saw.
|Sawmill with new extended track.|
The saw head takes up quite a bit of the track length, so Dan decided to add two more 4-foot pieces of angle iron to be able to saw 16-foot logs if need be.
|Sawmill with second extension added.|
All it needs is to adjust the placement of green log supports (or whatever they're called), or add something for new ones.
Then he's ready for these:
Longer Logs on the Sawmill © June 2016