Chainsaw Mill Build Part 2

all right welcome back to marshall 
remodel i'm back outside working on my   chainsaw mill got my trolley wheels tacked on 
where i think i want them so i'm gonna start   putting my cross bracing on and then we'll build 
this thing up and hopefully in the next couple   hours we'll have at least it rolling and kind 
of set up the way i think it's going to go so   all right you guys see the wheels are on i 
just got it sitting here on a flat surface   these are going to be two like two cross braces 
here and it's key that this whole trolley is   perfectly square so i got these magnetic squares 
in there and then a measuring my angle across 19 and a half and we are 19 and a half so we should 
be good and square to tack this together   and that way um you'll be sure to run 
true straight down the six inch i-beams all right guys we got it tack 
welded together and it runs so now that we got that main frame tacked 
together and i know it's square i can get   my rails welded down where they need to be and 
then i get this base all welded up and then i can   start building my tower that's going to raise and 
lower the chainsaw as well as hold the chainsaw so this should be pretty cool 
i'm pretty excited about it all right so what i'm going to do now is i'm going 
to get a string line and run it down there to make   sure this is nice and straight before i tack 
weld in so i got to go grab a string line quick all right thank so i set my first rail where i 
wanted it and once i knew it was straight using   the string line i finished welding it and then i 
simply put my trolley on there and ran it down the   rails and welded the second one as i went making 
sure it was evenly spaced the way i needed it is all right now that we got our trolley base built   we got we have to capture this on to these 
i-beams so that you know if we hit um   you know maybe a hard spot in the tree 
trunk or you know who knows it won't   allow this to you know lift up on one side 
or tilt down so we're gonna use some capture   wheels and part of the fun for of this for me 
is trying to use stuff that i already have so   these are some pretty hard rubber wheels that 
were off a bike of my kids their training wheels   which we no longer need so i'm going 
to use them as the capture wheels   all right so i decided to build 
the tower before my capture wheels looking real good so we have these two and then 
we have this metal plate that's welded to these   sleeves that ride up and down these and this 
is what my chainsaw is gonna get attached to   so i gotta drill a hole here weld the nut 
on my threaded rod will go through here   through here you'll get 
double nutted so it can spin   but not move and then this will raise and 
lower with the turning of the threaded rod and my thread of the rod goes 
up to my plate and i got this   long nut here that'll get welded right there   now that i know how tall my tower is going to be 
i can cut this threaded rod down and i just used   a cut-off wheel and then kind of rounded off the 
edges so i could still get the nuts on there and   i built a top plate for this that could easily be 
removed just by by just loosening a couple couple   bolts that go through some nuts welded onto it 
and then taking the nuts off the threaded rod the next step here was to mount the chainsaw 
and that piece that is in my hand right now   is what it will get bolted to and so that 
piece has to be perfectly level plumb   and straight so that that chainsaw can sit   perfectly level i'll show this later in the 
video but once that chainsaw is mounted the   only part of the chainsaw that will contact 
anything is two bolts that go through the bar now on to mounting the capture wheels to the 
bottom of the trolley and i simply used inch   and a quarter angle bolted to the trolley and 
then to the wheels and the way i did it is all i   have to do is take out one of these and then i can 
remove the whole entire trolley from the sawmill another thing i did here with these capture 
wheels is i welded on some angle to the back   of that to keep those angles straight tighten on 
there the wheels couldn't uh accidentally come off i'll keep my trolley on there wow oh oh oh all right guys i i'm not 
a hundred percent done but   we got to the point where i've got the saw mounted 
and i got a log temp you know just a test log up   here it's temporary temporarily secured with 
some two by fours i'm gonna go ahead and do   a test cut i do have some more welding that 
i want to do i mean everything i got welded   is i know it's going to be strong enough but 
i'm going to do some extra welding once i know   this is going to work and i'm not going to have to 
change something so um this is what i got so far so i got my drill up here which i'm gonna make a 
hand crank that i can just slip on here over this   nut or use this um my movements are only gonna 
probably be about an inch and a half two inches   at a time so using a hand creak isn't going to 
be that big of a deal this uh will be nice if i   gotta really raise it up fast or lower it fast to 
to move it back past log or something like that   you see i got the trout you have the trolley got the 
capture wheels back here so you can see   capture wheels it actually stops i put 
a stop on so i couldn't roll it off   so that's the capture wheels i think i'm going 
to be good with just these two here this thing   is front heavy and so i think these back 
ones are going to be just will be enough   to keep it from tipping and everything but 
we'll have to see that's part of the uh   r d i guess um got a plate coming out 
this whole section that holds the saw   is welded to this into this and 
then i can tighten these down while i'm sawing and then when i turn it this raise 
raises and lowers this whole assembly you can see i got clearance there underneath so i decided to do a test cut so i could 
see if there was any modifications that i   needed to make right away before finishing 
this up and so i used a piece of hickory   i don't know the log was probably about 10 12 
feet long and you know it wasn't in great shape   but it was in pretty good shape i wasn't pushing 
the saw too hard and this thing cut better than i expected so so that was awesome wow so so so hey all right guys i am pretty happy with the way 
this cut now this is just a test piece this isn't   like a super straight piece it's probably 
about a 12 inch diameter log it's hickory   and it cut pretty consistently i set it like an 
inch and a quarter um that way if i wanted to   plane it plane it down and it held that really 
good it might be you know a 16 to an eighth off   um on one side than it is the other 
um but it actually cut really good   all right guys so that's part two of my custom 
chainsaw mill build and got to cut a board today   so that's pretty awesome so i know this is 
gonna work really well there's just a couple   things that i need to change and fine tune 
and you know when you build stuff like that   like this there's always something you got 
to kind of tweak and so now that i know it's   going to work good i can finish welding all 
of this up the way i want it i am going to add   additional capture wheels in the front of this 
trolley it works fine with two but i think i'm   going to go ahead and add two in the front just 
to be safe so that's one thing i'm going to do   another thing that i had a problem with is the 
height of the log so how this ended up working   is i miscalculated and my trolley wheels raised 
it up high enough that these where the log set   need to be up probably another three inches so 
i think instead of moving those i'm going to add   something because that'd be a lot of work to move 
all those and it kind of holds this all secure   um i have some four by six posts i could use i 
got some more i got some c channel that i could   use so i'm not sure how i'm going to do that but 
i'm going to raise this platform where the logs   sit and now that i know this is going to work i'm 
also going to add some way to secure the logs i   just used two by fours with screws and that worked 
fine but over time that's going to just take too   much time doing that and i just want a permanent 
solution to that so i'm going to raise these   add a way to secure my logs the third thing i'm 
going to do is i'm going to add a way to support   the end of this now i did not have anything and i 
got a nice even board so i think it will be fine   if i'm cutting small logs but if i get into up to 
something like 20 6 28 inches is probably about   the max i'm gonna be able to do with this the 
very very end of this just slightly slopes down so   i added this already come out and then i 
have something in my mind how i'm going to   um add some reinforcement to this to kind of hold 
it up level for when i'm doing bigger boards but other than that this works really well   so once i do that i'll get this all painted 
up i want to add a pushing arm with a throttle and uh you know i'm not sure what else but   i'm sure i'll think of something as as this 
goes but those are the the three things that   i'm definitely gonna change but other than that 
this i mean this thing works really awesome you can see how easy this pushes so that's it guys but i appreciate everybody's 
comments everybody's suggestions i think at the   end of the day this is going to be really awesome 
and fun to use and it's gonna be a good way to use   the the logs that i have on my own property to uh 
turn into lumber and i'm already gonna i already   have an idea of where i'm gonna use some of this 
stuff after i get these next modifications done   and i'm cutting more logs i'll bring you part 
three and hopefully after that one it'll be pretty   much in the state that i want it so again thanks 
for watching and we'll catch you on the next video

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