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Hello,
I was wondering (by pure curiosity) if there existed a technique, achievable at home, to turn a log into boards. Belt saw?
Thanks
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I think what you are looking for is either a band saw mill or chainsaw mill. DAGS on either one and you will get plenty of hits. Or look up. "woodmizer" "alaskan mill" "beam machine" "logosol" just to name a few off the top of my head. Like anything, you can spend a little or a lot with a wide range of results.
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Now, that's gonna put the alchemists out of business!
Depending on the size and scale of your board-making operation, the job could be done with a handsaw; tablesaw; bandsaw; or portable bandmill.
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Judicious use of axes, wedges, froe and a large hammer.
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Just how likely is a rank amateur to get a good split using said implements on a walnut log? By good I mean splitting it down the middle with out significant twist.
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Depends on the tree: If it's twisted you get corkscrew boards, if its straight you might get straight boards with funny undulations where branches are... I myself have only tried a few pseudoacacia and ash loglets.
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Yes, there are several techniques that can accomplish this. You may want to look up adze, broadaxe, or pit saw.
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