Is 272xp enough saw for milling

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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,215
Ottawa, ON
Well, you’re going to earn them for sure. Dang, I shouldn’t say anything but I probably would have used those limby cuts for the support beams and kept my clears for the rafters but that’s just me. I’d consider doing 2x8”’s if it’s much of a span . Be careful on those and take your time
The shed is to be 20x10. One 10x10 bay for wood, and one 10x10 for storage. 6posts.
 

Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
Anything is possible but over time where you try to connect them will be your weak link. I would mill the 12’ 2x6 and then frame my overhang with some cheap 2x4’s
 
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Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
Those logs on the hill, just 6 “ slab them and pull the slabs down and finish might be an option. They’ll still be good for support beams. Use the limbs and make a skid road and they should pull easy. I don’t know, just trying to help. Wish I was closer
 
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Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,215
Ottawa, ON
Those logs on the hill, just 6 “ slab them and pull the slabs down and finish might be an option. They’ll still be good for support beams. Use the limbs and make a skid road and they should pull easy. I don’t know, just trying to help. Wish I was closer
All good ideas.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,215
Ottawa, ON
Couple of more pics. 4 posts ready. I needed to slap together some shelves in the storage room, needed 4 9’ boards. One of the end pieces had enough meat on it to cut 4 1x3”s. I finished it on a table saw. I was expecting the table saw to struggle, it ripped through them with ease. Not the straightest but will do. As @Nealm66 mentioned sometime ago, ladder will sag in the middle if not braced making the initial cut bowed. Will try to brace correctly on my next log. Neighbor has fiberglass ladder which I might try. The 660 works much better with the 25” bar. I sharpen every 3/4 passes and it actually works well. Definitely not picnic but satisfying.

Just realized, my ladder section in 14’ and I need 15’ boards!! Crap.

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Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
Couple of more pics. 4 posts ready. I needed to slap together some shelves in the storage room, needed 4 9’ boards. One of the end pieces had enough meat on it to cut 4 1x3”s. I finished it on a table saw. I was expecting the table saw to struggle, it ripped through them with ease. Not the straightest but will do. As @Nealm66 mentioned sometime ago, ladder will sag in the middle if not braced making the initial cut bowed. Will try to brace correctly on my next log. Neighbor has fiberglass ladder which I might try. The 660 works much better with the 25” bar. I sharpen every 3/4 passes and it actually works well. Definitely not picnic but satisfying.

Just realized, my ladder section in 14’ and I need 15’ boards!! Crap.

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Lol, you’re definitely learning the same way I did. I try to do everything the hard way multiple times so that when I finally figure it out , even if it’s still hard, it seams easy ha ha!!
 

Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
Those look pretty good. After you get the first slab off, tack some 1x3’s in the middle to support your ladder sag and slide it to stretch for longer lengths. You can do this also to make first cut that’s longer than your ladder
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,044
SE North Carolina
Just realized, my ladder section in 14’ and I need 15’ boards!! Crap.
Or that could be the solution. Shorter is lighter.
 

Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
On the raw log, just working the saw back and forth to make a flat, little at a time till it takes the sag out but doesn’t lift it. Doesn’t have to be perfect as the next cut will true it up
 

Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
You can zip out some 2x4’s really quick to frame the overhang. Just cut 4” cants and drop down 2”. The knotty stuff on the hill would be perfect
 

Nealm66

Minister of Fire
Sep 25, 2020
1,015
Western Washington
You will see why I like to mill on some 4x4’s and why the metal studs work so nice( you just set them on the flat, don’t need supports and rungs don’t get in the way on raw log