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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5673127
10/18/16 07:25 PM
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In enjoying your build.
I'm putting in a septic tank and drain field myself, not near as fun as building a cabin.

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5673360
10/18/16 10:18 PM
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Cut and set the rafters today.





These 2x6's have been stickered, stacked, ratchet strap banded and drying since June. I was really happy with the results. No twisting, or bowing, all of them were really straight. That DID NOT happen with the 1x's used on the floor.









I like the look of a steeper roof, and an 8/12 pitch gives me the option of a small loft area. Nowhere near big enough to stand up in, but plenty of room for storage.

I left the tails long for now. Once I decide final window sizes and sill heights, I'll cut them off.

Last edited by Hover-Lover; 07/16/17 11:44 PM.

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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Dale Torma] #5673423
10/18/16 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dale Torma
In enjoying your build.
I'm putting in a septic tank and drain field myself, not near as fun as building a cabin.


DYI Septic ! Wow, my hats off to you. Hey thanks for adding to the post. I enjoy your pictures and insight.


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5673717
10/19/16 11:50 AM
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Keep as much overhang as you dare, its handy for firewood, tools storage etc. and keeps your walls and foundation dry.

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5688725
11/03/16 06:34 PM
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Hello all!

I've been on the project a little while and recently finished the roof framing. It won't look like much but all the little details had to be attended to. Got the rafter tails cut with a 2 foot overhang.



Would have like to go with more overhang but the building is gonna have to be moved (someday) and I'm already over the limit for moving over the highway. Hopefully it'll be a short move, whenever that day comes.

I did bird blocking (that's what we used to call it) with an angle to match the 8/12 roof pitch, a double fascia with the same angle and barge rafter, took plenty of time. Being a one man show, all those trips up and down ladder, made for slow going. Additionally, my lumber didn't cooperate and I had to do lots of sizing, trimming, cutting etc. One of the drawbacks of rough cut materials.




Despite all that, the roof lines are pretty straight and I'm happy with the progress (as slow as it is.)

So, I'm ready for decking the roof with 1x. I don't have it cut yet but have the trees scoped out. Lots of work ahead of me. Thanks for checking in on the progress.

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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5690752
11/05/16 09:50 PM
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We've had a serious delay of snowfall in the mountains this fall and this is about 9000' in elevation. This area should be inaccessible right now. Its definately been to my benefit, as I didn't think I'd still be cutting this late into the fall. I figured finishing the cabin would have to wait till next spring/summer. So I'm really trying to hustle to get the material down and milled up for my roof and board and batten walls while mother nature is cooperating.

Back to the mountains to mill roof decking today:





Rather than take a 12 volt battery to the milling site, I use my truck's battery to run my grinder for blade touchup.



Got about all I could outta that log look at all that sawdust.




I can't say enough about this saw. It just goes and goes and goes. So much power. I bought it new 10 years ago and have had zero problems with it.


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5690789
11/05/16 10:31 PM
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Thanks for taking us along!


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5696757
11/11/16 12:09 AM
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Got half the roof decking up today.












Had my hand under this board, trying to find the end of the rafter, and found my finger with the nail gun. Felt like I had plenty of clearance, but that bottom nail got me. Bled like a stuck pig So I've given blood and plenty of sweat to this project haven't cried yet but I'll be sure and get pictures of the tears if I do !


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5704402
11/18/16 11:05 PM
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Hello all, I've accomplished just a few tasks on the Alaskan Sawmill Cabin. The big storm that just swept through the country, hit here on Wednesday night. I was able to get tar paper on the roof just before it came in. The north side of the roof is holding snow.







I've decided on the window heights and started on the board and batten walls.

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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5704482
11/19/16 01:02 AM
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Nice work.

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5704998
11/19/16 08:06 PM
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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705003
11/19/16 08:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies and encouragement guys. A few more from today




. and just like that I'm outta lumber again. I've got more trees in my sights, problem is there's lots of snow at 10,000 feet since this first storm blew through. I can still get to them if I hurry its gonna be a race against the next storm whenever that is. Thanks for looking guys.

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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705014
11/19/16 08:32 PM
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Wow awesome work. Really makes me wanna go out and buy one of those mills! Could build a really nice cabin out on the line with it.

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705016
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How often do you have to touch up your chain when milling like that?

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705033
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Might be worthwhile getting a carbide tooth chain for milling?

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705047
11/19/16 09:07 PM
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requires some expensive gear to sharpen carbide


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: LeverAlone] #5705254
11/20/16 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: LeverAlone
Wow awesome work. Really makes me wanna go out and buy one of those mills! Could build a really nice cabin out on the line with it.


Well, if you do, please start a Tman thread on your work with it. I only wish I was doing this in the wilderness of course a truck is kinda nice to have around when hauling all that lumber !

Originally Posted By: LeverAlone
How often do you have to touch up your chain when milling like that?


I either touch up or change chains about every 10 passes and I'm usually milling 10-12' lengths, 15 - 18" wide (sometimes wider)


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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5705294
11/20/16 04:07 AM
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Looking good!

Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5707317
11/22/16 12:55 AM
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Wasn't long till the next storm was to hit the high country ... I had the time so I headed up to give it my best shot.



There are several nice logs in that pile of blow-downs. But slow and steady is as fast as I can go. This location is every bit of 10,000' in elevation and the storm was moving in just as I arrived.




I stopped to touch up the chain, and went back to milling but I couldn't get a good cut. The saw and I were working too hard. I couldn't figure out what was wrong but the constant wind and snow wore me down.






With the help of my high-lift jack, I was able to get the two halves in the back of my truck. I'll get them home where I can figure out what's wrong with my chain and get them milled to 1x thickness. There's a good amount of lumber in those two halves but its not enough lumber to finish.

It was sure nice to get in the truck and let that heater work on me. If the snow continues, I won't be able to get to the other logs in the pile, and I will be done till next spring. Would like to get back out there, but the holiday's are taking me out of town to family gatherings. I'm so close to getting the lumber I need to dry things in but think I'm gonna fall short. Who knows what the weather will do in the high country, but it won't take much to shut me down ... we'll see what next week brings. Thanks for looking at the project.

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Re: Alaskan Sawmilling [Re: Hover-Lover] #5707330
11/22/16 01:08 AM
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It's not a shed it's a work of art. you'll get a lot of satisfaction when you're done. Nice job

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