Alaskan Chainsaw Mill Off-grid Homestead Project




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Marcos Mancini: Why the pistol? are you a bad boy? 

Richard Hilbert: I noticed in a lot of your videos you carry a side arm and you stated that you are a First Responder but did not say what type. Firefighter, sheriff. or some other not getting personal just wondering if you could share. thanks for great videos I really like them 

Love2boat92: At the end of this video Cody you brought up a lot of good points. People that can do many things and didn't go to college are frowned upon. It's a shame. College isn't for everyone.

Growing Cannabis with AMVgrow: Zipper -_-

loooseunit: Instead of 2x4 timber why didn't they supply aluminium beams ,a lot better they don't worp !

general_war: do you carry your gun when you go to bed? must be a thrill, living an exciting life like this, having to carry your gun even when at home. you are truly free

Shane Roper: Your absolutely right! Those "highly educated" people seem to forget,..If it weren't for versatile people like skilled tradesmen too build them their homes, they'd all be living in tents and cardboard boxes! 

MrBugsier5: Totally agree with your opinion Code!, skilled workers is wat wee all need, no pencil pushers! I agree that education to some point is a good thing, butt learning to work with your hands and making things is mutch more usable!,

Sandy Lloyd Jr: Very well done video. Why any one would give this video a thumbs down is beyond me.

jlw60186: You earned my like with the informational video, but you made me like it immediately by saying, "mad skills."

David Foran: um, XYZ

Ian MacKenzie: xyz pdq

Joe Dykstra: One day it would be awesome to own a Granberg's Alaskan Mill and build my own house with one. Thanks for showing us your experience Wranglerstar!

killenum123: I have been using both of these mills for 20 years now and they work perfectly. Our latest project is a new woodshed with a summer kitchen attached. All the lumber is coming from our land and my teen boys are getting a lesson in true life skills.

luketdrifter2100: I dream of being able to make a few extra bucks doing this. I start as soon as the snow melts.

Robert Watson: What is the drill attachment you are using which automatically finds the center of the board?

David Goodridge: Amen brother. This country is in need of skilled craftsmen!

Rick B: Cool stuff! Thought about doing that before but still hav'nt got the acreage.... I have almost 40 years combined experience as a Carpenter, Plumber, Electrician, Mechanics, some Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Millwright. I've been building Computers for 19 years & some Robotics too.

mark woronko: y u have a gun on u

Jason Renfro: lol your zipper is down. love you videos.

Devin Crowther: Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas through video. It makes my happy to see you take pride in your work. Keep up the good work. :)

Wilhelm Reich: Love it, thanks for the upload and inspiration.. 

Computer-Chkn: lol at the smoking drill 9:12

Karl Weathers: lol "mad skills" 

Dill-Pickle-GAMEZ: Flys down...

Rich Hays: A video with an Open Carry! LOVE IT. Nice to see a great made video and a person who still thinks it is politically Ok to open carry. Nice work young Man

Venom Veneno: I really enjoyed your speech at the end of the video. I wish more academians understood this truth. 

Jacob Williams: Nice saw mill. Your research paid off, Great video! 

kenneth lorne Simpson: how many people do you employ?

Bantax69: I really liked the bit at the end.

David Hales: Regarding your speech on trades at the end. Bravo!!! You should check out Mike Rowe's Profoundly Disconnected. It is good to see the push to get skills back in the hands of our youth.

Michael Hutin: Invaluable is the best word to describe the chainsaw mill, once you got it, you can build anything.

bobkins270: I agree with you about learning a trade. My grandfather died when I was 20. Up untill that time I was his shadow. He constantly told me, "a man that can work with his hands will never go hungry". In the early 30s he had 5 children and was fired from his job because he lived on a farm. He had a rag tag sawmill, which he cut fire wood and lumber, that he sold. The buildings on his old farm are still standing and strong, even though they have been standing 80 years. Also I forgot to mention he had a 1st grade education. so when I see your videos I think of what this generation is really missing out on. Pride Thanks Brad

astrialinda H: Great vid! Great attitude! Yes - skills are needed,-the more you have the better off you can be. And skills can be learned through dedication and the will to further ourselves! TY!

David Hourigan: Hi Cody, just wondering what your thoughts on the mill are today versus when you made this video. I wonder if your years of use would lead you to conclude the mill is worth the $300 investment or you might now make a different decision rather than the one you initially made? Great work! Keep it up.

TheSalsy1: You have to be able to bring food home for the family. Nothing wrong with having a job and working on the side to save money.

Granberg International: Hey Wranglerstar, thanks for the nice things you said about our Alaskan MKIII! There's nothing like unsolicited endorsements from regular people. I am enjoying all your other videos too. Keep up the good work!

HarryG Marshall: Almost bought one, afraid it would be to slow , but the way you explained it I can see the real benifits,I invested in a woodmizer which faster but at fifty times the cost,well done.

Geoffrey Crego: Loved you thoughts near the end of the video. I firmly believe that someone who is a jack-of-all-trades is a valued commodity in today's society. I am glad my Dad taught me that nothing is to challenging to try and learn to do.

tyomen: Thanks for the beautiful vid, as always. Do you prefer this set-up vs the ladder with the portable chainsaw mill?

jmlaw24: https://docs.google.com/a/mygoog.tvsd.org/forms/d/1rjtx9N8I50t2ege92T1j70F7Gju3Lru6XrU4ZooiGdI/viewform 

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 and compact.

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. 

Gary Holmes: Great video Sir!

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 them.

MsDAFUk: does having a gun on you get in the way of your work?

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.

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..

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Alaskan Chainsaw Mill Off-grid Homestead Project 4.7 out of 5

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