It took about 3.5 hours to assemble. I want to point out that it would have been closer to 2 but I mounted the carriage backwards and had to correct that and it took me a good 45 minutes to figure out the blade tensioner – it needed a whack with a hammer. Not that there was a contest clock running one how fast one can assemble a sawmill but it wasn’t a three week type a deal.
Now the learning is going to be quarter sawing the logs vs. straight cuts and others things that at the moment I don’t even know about. And I am pretty sure after manually turning that first log that I will be getting log cants sooner than later.
I am so excited and happy about this and really if you have an idea for a hobby that you think is bigger than you – don’t – GO FOR IT! GEEZ! I just put together a sawmill, THAT WORKS!! LOL