Well I’ll be jiggered! But let me explain – I only used the sawmill a handful of times last summer, culminating in the time Kenny dropped a 6×6 birch beam on his finger and I felt so bad that if someone had offered to just take my sawmill away I likely would have just let them.
Fast forward to a couple days ago when I realized it was a nice day, and I had time, but that I had done nothing to winterize the mill. I poured a couple of glugs (it’s a real unit of measurement – honest!) of seafoam into the tank, then topped it off with petrol. I was actually thinking I should be stingy with the petrol, on the assumption that I would have to remove the engine and have it serviced at KC Auto before I would be able to get it to start.
Stunningly, it started on the SECOND PULL! I almost fell off the catwalk! Kohler engines – I am sold!
In any case, I cut up a few logs into a small pile of true two by fours to likely put towards the new sauna. One really great side effect was the sawdust that was produced – We had actually paid a bit to the local firewood guy to purchase some of his excess sawdust and chips in the spring!
|A few two by fours to get warmed up!|
|A nice big bucket of clean, dry, natural sawdust for the composting toilets!|
Today is grey and drizzling, I’ll likely skip the mill and just go under the cabin to open up the vents instead. Then follow it up with a sauna.