I've got a rope and pulley system that is run by a crank that pulls the saw through the log. If you look at the top pic, you can see the crank on the left side. Return is manual, roll saw to other end of track. I have an ATV winch that raises or lowers the saw for board thickness adjustment.Neat set-up. You pull the saw to the wood?
Very very nice work. It's amazing how much talent is out there.
Maybe you should have gotten some of those planks and replaced Littletommy's floors..
My woodworking skill involves cutting the logs into 18" lengths and sending them into the stove. I did just finish a shed in which I'm going to setup a little wood carving bench. I'd like to try my hand at wood carving this winter.
I think you meant "Noah", the fella in the Bible that built the ark. Actually, I built it about 3 yrs. ago. All that lumber for the saw carrier and the track system was from lumber they were throwing away at work, old shipping crates for machinery.. The 18hp B&S engine was from a lawn mower with a bad tranny that the neighbor gave me. The 29" bar and chain came from my old Homelite Super XL that gave up its life while bolted to an Alaskan Mill. Bought some pillow block bearings, pulleys, shafts, the steel that the motor and bar are mounted to, and other misc hardware. A lot of time but not a lot of $ invested. A bandsaw mill is faster and more efficient, but for sawing up 5 or 6 logs a year that I acquire, this set up is perfect. When I'm done with it for the year, I'll tear it down, store the track in the shed and the saw carriage in the garage.,,does it say property of noa on the under side...lol