Watch: Building a Sawmill From an Old Golf Cart

   10.18.16

Watch: Building a Sawmill From an Old Golf Cart

I love machinery. I do a lot of work on small tractors and other equipment, and I have always been mechanically and artistically inclined, so it interests me to see what kinds of creative things people can do with power equipment. And this is pretty cool.

This fellow takes an old derelict golf cart, yanks out some parts and pieces, combines it with some steel parts, and transforms it into an entirely new piece of equipment that is arguably far more useful than the cart.

From the frame design, to the blade tensioner, to the elaborate-looking and effective method of raising and lowering it, to the custom-made steel wheels that he made on a lathe, this guy has some skills.

Turns out, he’s a furniture-maker and he created the mill specifically so he can mill his own lumber to make furniture with. His first three-inch-thick boards are destined to become a farm table.

I’m impressed.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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