Milling a 4500 pound 11 foot Sequoia Tree with a Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior sawmill by Reno Woodworks
Nick Klaich-Reno Woodworks-Urban Logging
Milling a 4500 pound 11 foot Sequoia Tree
This tree was removed because it was damaging a foundation of a house. I am using a Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior portable sawmill/bandmill. Stihl MS 362 and Stihl MS 661.
Dragged off with a chain
Log is pushed back with my trailer
(Trimming the tree, getting ready to mill)
Hud-Son Forest Equipment Warrior portable sawmill
Alright, I was so excited to get this tree cut that I forgot to cut the end of that log off. So on the mill they have a little spray painted dot which is as far as the blade travels. Normally if I’m paying attention I’ll cut the end off before I get going but luckily this end tapered down so now I see where my mark is right there. Let’s get this thing going!!
Stihl MS 661-love this saw!
Slabs are cut to 3 inches thick
(uses broom to dust off the slab with a broom)
30 inch wide slabs
At this point of the video you can see the most challenging part of this process is flipping the slabs over. They have to be stacked that way in sequential order for the drying process. Flipping the slabs is definitely hard. I think the slabs probably weigh about 200 pounds each. The tree was cut green because it was destroying the home owners foundation. Although it was challenging being out here in the fall and milling these tree’s it’s an absolute blast. I really love it! It’s defiantly fun to do in the cooler weather. I love acquiring the trees, bringing them back on the trailer and than cutting them open to see what’s inside. So although it is really labor intensive as this video shows it’s really enjoyable and it’s great therapy to be running the sawmill and smelling the fresh cut trees.
The slabs have to be stacked in sequential order to help dry flat.
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