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drofnas

08:34PM | 11/27/05
Member Since: 11/27/05
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I was wondering how I might turn logs, for example small rounds about 2 ft. tall by 1 ft. wide, into usable planks of wood using consumer grade tools... I have plenty of different tools in my shop and was wondering how one might go about this task.

Here's a list of tools I currently have to work with to try and accomplish this task, Band Saw, Table Saw, Miter Saw, Router, Circular Saw, and Recipricating Saw. Not sure if there is a better tool for the job then what I already have.

I would like to use these small pieces of wood for simple boxes and drawers.

Peakhandyman

07:37PM | 01/30/06
Member Since: 05/28/04
8 lifetime posts
I would dismiss this idea unless you have alot of extra time and money.

None of your tools will make a board. A sawmill will make one.

The cheapest sawmill is a chainsaw type and your looking at $1500 to mill a rough cut board.
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