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How To Saw Logs

Watch more Lawn Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to saw logs into lumber by following the directions in these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Put log on sawmill Roll the log up the ramp on to the bed of the portable sawmill. Lock the log in place so it is secure. Tip Cut the logs when they are wet. Dampness will make them easier to cut. Step 2: Cut the top Elevate the log so that it is in position with the saw. Cut a length from the top. Step 3: Form beam Rotate the log a quarter-turn, lock it into place, and cut off a section at your desired thickness. Rotate and cut the log on the two remaining sides until you end up with a rectangular beam. Step 4: Cut to the pith Raise the bed to cut the boards to the desired thickness and continue cutting off boards until you reach the pith, or heart, of the log. Step 5: Cut the remaining boards Flip the beam to the opposite side and cut the remaining boards. Step 6: Dry Let the boards dry before using them. Brush latex paint on the ends of the boards so the ends don't dry faster than the middle, which causes cracks. Did You Know? Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
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