29. November 2012 18:18
Cabin Building Day 9
Had a local inspector looking at the project this morning when I arrived, I think he was happy with the progress so far. Suggested I upgrade to a m7 J
Back to building
Had too much taper on this one and had to cut it down so the 16" bar would cut it. Cutting another corner post.
Side wall done.
End wall done after dark.
End wall pic 2
Planning on getting the other walls done next weekend if the weather holds out.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 10!
29. June 2012 00:12
Our friends at Husqvarna are offering rebates in the form of Visa gift cards with the purchase of popular chainsaws and blowers from June 8, 2012 until July 4, 2012. For a list of eligible units, click here. The rebate includes the popular Rancher line of chainsaws and handheld blowers.
19. November 2011 01:03
For years professional loggers have used this handy little filing assistant for sharpening their chains on the bar in the woods. However, not all part-time woodcutters and weekend warriors are aware of just how much help this little tool can provide when sharpening your saw chain outside of your shop or garage. Nik Bailey explains the proper use and advantages of the indispensible stump vise. After the scrench, the stump vise is probably a woodcutter's next best friend! We offer stump vises in just about every flavor (Husqvarna, Oregon, Stihl, WoodlandPRO and Carlton). Click here to take a look. But first, click PLAY...
20. September 2011 17:27
FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED SPECIAL OFFER!
Our Paul Bunyan "Shootout" demo units will be available for sale in Cambridge, Ohio!
LUCAS PORTABLE SWING BLADE SAWMILLS - We will be bringing a 6" Lucas Mill Model 618 and a 10" Lucas Mill Model 1030 to the show. You can save in two ways. First, if you pick it up at the show you'll save on shipping and second, we're offering the 18 horse power 6" demo unit for only $11,499 ($1,000 savings off the current SALE price) and the 30 horse power 10" demo unit for only $16,999 ($2,000 savings off the current SALE price)! Just pay for the mill ahead of time and pick it up after the show on Sunday! Our operators will even give you a free quick lesson if you show up a little early. These machines only have a few hours of use - just enough time to break it in for you. There's only one each available at these prices, so if you're interested, give our Lucas Mill specialist, Doug Coughlin, a call today at 1-800-322-4539 extension 228.
As an added bonus, if you purchase one of these units you can brag to all of your friends that Stihl Timbersports World Champion, David Bolstad "broke" your mill in for you!
8. July 2011 01:19
Last week a customer asked us via our facebook page what our thoughts were on the Oregon Powersharp. Bluntly put, he asked "So does it really work?" Well, I talked to Nik Bailey about this because he spent quite a bit of time testing the system at the Bailey tree farm in Northern California. Nik gave me a bunch of great information that I then dutifully posted to facebook. After I was done, I thought, "Gee, it sure would be a whole heck of a lot easier if I just sat Nik down and made a quick video with him on the topic." So, here you go. I took this on my Android phone, so the audio quality is just "okay," but if you're considering giving the Oregon Powersharp a try, Nik has some good information for you. Just click PLAY!
You can also check out Oregon's own Powersharp video and my previous blog post on the topic, here.
3. May 2011 00:27
For some time now. the Bailey's design team has been working behind the scenes on a new look for the baileysonline.com website (in between producing catalogs and flyers). Today we're proud to announce the launch of the newly designed site. In addition to the some of the obvious bells and whistles, the cleaner and updated "look," we will be populating the site with more images, more image views and larger images over the next few months. Your feedback is important, so please feel free to leave any thoughts, comments or constructive criticism on our facebook page or by using our contact us page.
11. April 2011 22:50
Our first facebook contest! Okay, here's an easy one for Bailey's customers: Become a fan of Bailey's on Facebook and leave a comment with the chainsaw model(s) you own/run on our CONTEST POST. On Friday, April 15, 2011 around 4PM PST we'll choose 3 winners at random from the comments to win a Bailey's T-shirt and Camo Bailey's Baseball Cap. If you're not already a fan of Bailey's on Facebook, just click the link and hit the Like button at the top of the page. From there, just follow the instructions above. Fine print: US residents only, please. Good luck!
3. February 2011 20:13
It was recently announced that the 2011 Great Portable Sawmill Shootout will move just a bit closer to us over here on the Left Coast. Here at Bailey's we think the move to partner with The Official Paul Bunyan Show at the Guernsery County Fairgrounds in Ohio this October is a great decision. The dates for the event are October 7-9, 2011 - much later in the year than previous years. The Shootout should find a much broader audience and be good for the niche industry of portable milling. The nice thing about these larger events is that the general public can see first hand, the care, hard work and conservation that goes into a portable milling operation. They can learn about how many of us work hard to properly manage our land and resources. On the competition front, we've confirmed that the Lucas / Bailey's team this year will once again include the incredible Five-Time Stihl Timbersports Champion, David Bolstad. At the last Shootout in 2009, the Lucas team (led by David Bolstad) finished their logs in 35 minutes, 35 seconds, for a cutting rate of 583 board feet per hour. Our tailer, Casey Comer, credited David's technique of milling the logs flat and then turning them for improving the yield from the logs. Their final tally of 583 board feet was 9% greater than the log scale — a higher overrun than most of the bandsaws were able to attain. We expect big things from these guys again this year... Please join us in Ohio this October!
2. December 2010 23:49
Building a log home can be very rewarding, but it can also be complicated and dangerous if not done correctly or with the right training under your belt. If you're considering building a log home, we highly suggest you search out training from a qualified school or builder. Alaska Log Structures up near Anchorage, Alaska offers a comprehensive 10-day course that covers everything from safety to purchasing materials to hands on training in the actual building process. For more information, please check out their website. Bailey's offers a wide variety of woodworking and log handling tools to help log home builders, too.
Happy scribing this holiday season!
12. November 2010 22:15
Numbers worn off your bar? Forget the last time you ordered a bar or chain for your chainsaw? Dog ate your chainsaw manual? If you don't have a good way to measure your bar groove, perhaps it's time for a change. Now you too, can have a Bar Gauge Tool for the low, low price of only 36 cents. Each of the coins below will fit snugly in the corresponding gauge chainsaw bar groove.
Quarter = .063 gauge
Penny = .058 gauge
Dime = .050 gauge
Once you figure out your chainsaw bar's gauge, be sure to check out our comprehensive selection of chainsaw bars and saw chain!