small mills

dianaros dianaros at
Thu Feb 19 17:39:57 EST 1998

Some hand  feed band saw mills are easily adapted to a power feed using
very simple hydraulics. I made this kind of modification some years ago for
a local "RentAll" outfit. It worked quite well and the parts used in the
modification were not expensive.


J. Fiske <jfiske at> wrote in article
<34DEFB67.47BD8653 at>...
> Yup, I've used the old "alaskan mill" to produce lumber for trail
> projects in the back country. It is slow, and you loose a LOT of wood
> (sawdust and chips) to the milling process. If you want lumber, there are
> better ways. See Don's post

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