The Chainsaw Mini-Mill: We've Tested Two

If you're building a log structure, and have lots of time but not much money, a chainsaw mini-mill is a viable way of preparing the wood you'll need.

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By standing on the same side of the log as the saw and reversing the normal hand-hold position, our sawyer felt he gained maximum comfort and leverage without sacrificing safety. But be prepared to eat saw1dust! To save labor, attach a rope to the saw so a helper can pull the saw while the sawyer "steers."
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff