Sandy Lloyd Jr: Very well done video.
Why any one would give this video a thumbs down is beyond me.
Computer-Chkn: lol at the smoking drill 9:12
Warren Smith: lol "mad skills"
Robert Watson: What is the drill attachment you are using which automatically finds the
center of the board?
Colin Green: I got a BeamMachine, it just attaches to the blade of your saw, you screw a
2x4 to your log, and the channel guides your saw along then the 2x4 and
along the log. Plus, it was delivered to my door for $60....very versatile
Paul Cardosi: that little talk you did there towards the end is something more of our
young people need to hear. coming from a family of various craftsmen, it
amazes me that more folks don't learn multiple trades.
tek9tim: I like using half an extension ladder for a guide instead. Just use 2x2s
with square or torx decking screws leveled and screwed into each end of the
log, and just use clamps on the far end (switch to the end I started on
once I get to the end) to hold the ladder still. That way, I don't worry
about exact length of the logs, and am not locked into exactly what the
guide is. (To be fair, I am usually slabbing for furniture, or other such
things that do not require precise length at the time of milling) Then you
have rungs of the ladder right above the top of the log, slide a falling
wedge between a couple rungs for extra support. Straighter and stronger
than 2x4s. Been using my Granberg that way for a decade. Also, 66cc? Good
joke.I will say that I use my ported and polished Stihl 660 (92cc) for my
setup, and have run an 088 (121cc) on the same setup, and the 088 did not
give nearly the performance I expected. If a guy runs a 066/660, and feels
it's too slow, just port and polish it (and gut and port the muffler,
unlimit the carb, advance the ignition, and increase the compression) and
it will perform near enough to not care to a stock 088 in a AK mill.
ih1206: I absolutely agree with your comments at the end of your video. I
personally am going to school for mechanical engineering. But I was born
and raised on a farm so not only can I do the more brainiac school stuff,
but I can also weld ( to an extent), do basic metal machining, repair a lot
of equipment, handle livestock, pretty much everything you mentioned I have
done a little of. I'm no expert in anything but I think its important to be
a jack of all trades even if your a master on none!
ekhaat: I really salute you for keeping those craftsman skills alive.
Carl Parsons: TNX!
Harvey Nichols: Thank you sir, there is so many young and even middle aged people both men
and women that have lost their jobs that needs the good advice you gave on
this video. I grew up in the hills of Northeast Oklahoma with Arkansas just
out the back door and Missouri just out the front door so I know what you
mean by being a jack of all trades, being able to make a living doing
several different types of work . We have a lot of good hardwood timber so
saw mills have always been a part of our lives.. In my 63 years using the
skills my Father taught me has put groceries on the table many times. Being
able to just cut your own lumber with a small mill has saved me thousands
of dollars in building materials besides making money by cutting for a lot
of other people. If you have a small tractor and a small truck and chain
saws you can always make a dollar, besides you can build your own roads or
put in your own septic system, lay your own water lines or do it for your
neighbors. Keep giving the good advice , your good at it and today many
besides the young can benefit from it. Good advice is needed from someone
besides the book experts..
100braindart: yep, better get my pistol.I got to build this chainsaw mill kit. suspenders
and a belt...this guy is cool.
Bobby Hobby: I like your instructions and comments on the Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. But,
your philosophy on life, work, and worth is a far better explanation. Our
younger generation should take this to heart to build and earn their own
Gary Holmes: Great video Sir!
Gary Parker: Thank you for making this video. I'm looking to do this living off the grid
and your videos are giving me some very good ideas.. The mill looks to be
well worth the price you paid... i'm looking into get one of those to mill
my own wood to build my home or add on to the home.. thanks again..
newportbeachsailor: OFF THE GRID? Usually means you don't need the big power and utility
companies. It means you can supply your basic needs off the land you own.
It does not mean you don't have any modern tools. To live a primitive life
would mean you don't have any modern equipment that use gas an electric
energy and you use only Hand Tools and animals. Even the Amish who use a
lot of hand tools and animals to do their work still use some modern
conviences and power equipment.
The famous Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake fame in the British Columbia
Rockies... who eventually did build himself a float plane, was definitely
Off The Grid. He was a 1-2 day hike to the nearst settlement of 7
buildings. He did have some modern tools and sources of energy that he
eventually got to his homestead but they were independant of any outside
utility power or water companies.
James DeLarvin: That was a great presentation and I particularly like the holds bard
approach on name brands. Looking for your demonstration of with this setup.
I too enjoyed your closing thoughts. Madsen has a good officer working for
MsDAFUk: does having a gun on you get in the way of your work?
lars gullqvist: bay a mill for som tausens$
58belvedere: Ordered a Granburg Mill from Baileys I can't wait to get it. Great videos
take care stay safe.
lars gullqvist: do you rily 2x4 or kan you do it bay 2x2????
DemonHide: Great thoughts, Cody. I agree with your statements for many of the same
reasons. Although, earlier in life I was perhaps too opposed to those with
degrees and a college education. Since then, I've come to respect anyone
who works hard, whether it be for a degree (even though I still don't hold
that goal high on my list) or working to get something physical done.
Ruben Rojas: I'm a carpenter in the north pacific where we are surrounded by redwood
timber and everyone here mills there own lumber. There is nothing like
having the means to mill a large volumes of beams on demand. The
satisfaction of milling and building is well worth the labor. Keep it up.
Apollo1van: I totally agree about working with hands and building something how do
these people think we have arrived where we are today if not for the
skilled tradesman . You are right a guy can do what he has to with what he
can find and work with there are so much wasted wood just laying around to
made into something or heat your home .
caverkevin: First of your videos that I have watched. You do a great job with your
video work as well as your trade work. Also like the hardware!
Nucc's Garage: that long ass video and you didnt even show video of you milling wood...
Mrx9999999: If I ever get toxAlaska I will try to find you, you seem like a really nice
young man. Good luck with all that you do. I am stuck here in Ajax,
Ontario, Canada and at 70 i guess this is about as far as I am going. Nice
group of videos.
KrypticPatriot: Cody, like what you had to say at the end about tradesmen. Some very smart
talented individuals out there.
BleedingBullets4U: Reminds me of the Philippines you need some lumber a guy shows up at your
house with a chain saw that's all they do it all free hand.
Roca89: thanks Cody, awesome tool, can't wait to see it in action !!! keep posting
great stuff !
adaminma: Thank you for the video Cody. Any idea what saw you will be using on it?
MrMRDUGIE: I see in your other video's, When you where working outside you not wearing
a gun. But safe in your shop you have your gun strapped on why is that????
save610: what you say in the end is right!! peopel lose the respect from ohter
peopels wich do work by hand!! very sad ver!!! gread vid
TheGeo46: where can i get one of these? what brand is?
Thomas David: mad skills lmao
jonessaddle: Great video! I have never used one myself, but my friend has and says that
you want to have a ripping chain on your saw vs. a cross cut chain. Thanks
again for the great video.
mshurance: Well said Wranglerstar! As a man with an "advanced degree in education", I
echo your comments on being a jack of all trades and am saddened by the
status of our society today.
Yea Nib: i'm a mechanic at 16 years old and occasionally work construction, I have
been around tools and working hard my whole life and a lot of people look
down at us but you know what, with out us they cant drive their fancy cars
and live in their expensive homes we contribute to them so they can live
better and enjoy things and they ridicule us like you said, saying we
didn't get an education and what not
Harleymansgarage: I really don't think you cut 4 or 5 thousand dallars of lumber in one
weekend with that setup.But again maybe you can
jeremeyweeks: Renaissance Man.
NiteStar131: Great looking product and excellent video, very informative giving people
to "see whats in the box" to better make an informed purchase. If a man was
concerned about the amount of money he had to work with and couldn't afford
a portable saw mill this type Alaskan mill is perfect, not to mention the
fact this type is much more portable, Thank you again for a very
informative video and you helped sell me on Grandberg
Woodenworker: J.S. Bach, Air on a G-String, the name sounds funny but that's what Bach
named it. Great piece of music!
Jean-Francois Prince: Do you always keep a gun on yourself?
holybritches: This is very interesting...thanks for sharing. Is there any wear and tear
on the chainsaw vs the normal use? Just wondering because it seems like the
saw would be running at a higher, continuous rpm. Just asking. Thanks!
freakshow2000: cant wait to see it in use......
cooperdisciple: Neat mill BTW. Thanks for the video.
jbr1074: @MrKatphish Indeed Sir! Education is to build a fire, not to fill a bucket!
Many highly intelligent men have never had the opportunity to go to
college, and many fools have. Cheers~!
buffcleb: Do you still use you alaskan mill? I am looking at getting one over the
winter but need a larger saw (largest saws I have are a stihl 034 & sachs
dolmar 116si)... I would mostly be milling trees between 2 and 3 feet in
diameter and figure I need something around 80-100cc's... I don't plan to
buy new but am looking at stihl's and husky's from the 90's give or take...