Added by on 2016-08-18

In need of lumber to continue building his pole barn workshop, Pa Mac tries a simple method for turning trees on his property into boards. Watch as he demonstrates simple techniques of using chainsaw mills to make homemade lumber for the small farm or homestead. Be sure and subscribe to the Farm Hand’s Companion channel to keep up with the progress as Pa Mac takes an undeveloped piece of property and turns it into a small subsistence farm. Watch for new episodes regularly. (As long as Pa Mac’s alive and kicking, he’s most assuredly farming and filming!) Also visit to find articles, posts, photographs, and encouragement for today’s self-sufficient farm. (Note: Scenes depicting dangerous activities are for exhibition only, and not intended for the promotion of any specific method) Related PostsOld-fashioned Pole Barn, Pt 4 – Framing the Roof – The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, ep 9Planting Heirloom Apple Trees on the Small Farm – The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, ep 7Building a Small Log Chicken House – The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, ep 10Clearing Land for Farming or Homesteading – The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, ep 2Companion planting in a small productive urban garden. Sustainable Gardening AustraliaTour of a small hydroponic lettuce farm in rural Thailand.

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  • izan bujang 1 year ago

    a very good video and funny

  • Caleb Whittington 1 year ago

    Be sure you have a ripping chain for this. Most chains are crosscut obviously.

  • Jaime Augusto Fornara 1 year ago

    KKKKKKK very good!

  • Rich Gallegos 1 year ago

    LOL, be grateful you're not on a green chain, that would be about five minutes worth of lumber sorting… all kidding aside, thanks for the video!

  • epicdeuce 1 year ago

    Go take a nap. You're low energy.

  • Munsor Mcclatchey 1 year ago

    i havent even got past a minute and i already like this guy.

  • edwin lopez 1 year ago

    muy buena jajajajaja

  • Steven Cole 1 year ago

    Great idea with the jig and you existing chain saw. Believe me I here you about cutting with the grain of the wood. However well done and thanks for posting.

  • bowers4oven 1 year ago

    I just got into this and it is satisfying AWSOME VIDEO,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aivars Nudiens 1 year ago

    Granberg chaisaw sharpening tool would come handy! When I'm tired chain sharpening quality plumits.

  • Gregor Merela 1 year ago


  • Dr Marx 1 year ago

    Great job both with the lumber and the videocam! I wonder if you could tell me the brand and model name of the bigger of the two mills. You mentioned the smaller is 'the beam machine' for making cants. I like the fact that the bigger one has a safety feature around the tip of the bar. Thank you and keep milling!

  • George Wang 1 year ago

    Just stumbled across your channel, and I just want to say, thank you.

  • bobbg 1 year ago

    I like how he ran out of gas before the chainsaw!

  • Ricky Branam 1 year ago

    just subscribed. planning on building a 10×20 shed on my property and a 6 foot tall lumber privacy fence for my first summer projects. thanks for the info and ideas.

  • Henry McMahon 1 year ago

    why does this man not have 10 million subscribers? this channel is adorable gold!

  • sfbluestar 1 year ago

    Is it not cheaper just to go to Home Depot to buy some boards?

  • Josh Diaz 1 year ago

    love the video. great editing

  • Turmeric vids 1 year ago

    Now that's how to handle a tree! Good work, I could feel your exhaustion by the end of the video. That's a hard days work.

  • слава джишкариани 1 year ago