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    Silver Member triangel's Avatar
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    Default building our retirement cabin

    I retired from farming and the railway in 2007 and I worked at several small jobs to stay active however I was bored and my wife and I decided to build a cabin. so we purchased some property up north, then we purchased two hundred logs and we started to clear the lot and build. these pictures are loading and unloading the logs on the lot and clearing itbuilding our retirement cabin-20100228-200651-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-20100228-201157-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-20100228-200234-jpg building our retirement cabin-2010_0331sumesomme0029-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-2010_0331sumesomme0039-jpg

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    Default Re: building our retirement cabin

    Will you hire a portable mill?

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    Congratulations. Keep us posted regarding your progress.
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    Good for you! That will keep you fit and out of trouble Looking forward to watching your cabin grow.

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    Default Re: building our retirement cabin

    What kind of logs are those and what profile are they going to be(round, scribed, D-shaped etc)?

    Dang, that's a big jump on spring for Saskatchewan...burrrrr
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    Look forward to following this project. Ad your tractor tires on "backwards"?
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    Silver Member triangel's Avatar
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    Default Re: building our retirement cabin

    We started this project in the spring of 2010, after purchasing the logs we decided to buy our own sawmill.The reasoning was to do the job and sell the mill after.Deciding which mill to buy was tough and we had a limited budget so we chose to go with a burg mill manufactured in south west Oregon .The decision was this because of the large throat 42" dia log capacity and the cost. The mill came with a stationary track to set up on the ground. I changed this to mobile frame on wheels with a 24' bed to handle 20' logs. When we got the mill I did not have any knowledge of mills never seen one work so we went into this totally blind but what the heck life's a learning curve and you roll with the punches. we modified the lift as well on the mill as the factory lift was not the best . With these minor changes the mill worked very well and we were happy. The logs we purchased were spruce logs not necessarily the best choice but what was available at our lot. These pics are of the mill as it arrived to its finished statebuilding our retirement cabin-2010_0517logmilling0056-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-mill-crate-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-2010_0401sawframe0002-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-2010_0517logmilling0063-jpgbuilding our retirement cabin-2010_0519bans0005-jpg

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    Silver Member triangel's Avatar
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    Default Re: building our retirement cabin

    If you mean the one on my case yes it is , this tractor i have owned for 40 plus years and when one tire blew i went to a wrecker and he had one for the other side so i put on like that rather than remove the ballast and remount the proper way. Its retired to the cabin just for making firewood now.

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    nice country up there... my wife has a cousin at Rocanville.
    we were there last in 2000.

    look forward to seeing more pics.

    Pete

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    Default Re: building our retirement cabin

    If there's one thing to cure boredom it's building a cabin in Saskatchewan. It's a nice place to visit but can't say I'd like to live there in winter. Good luck with your cabin, make sure the lumber is dry before using.

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