Archives for January 2013

Portable Sawmill Safety

Sawmills have a well-deserved reputation as being one of the most hazardous places a person can work. My first experience was with an old Bellsaw circle mill, which in its day, was typical to find in small sawmills scattered throughout the Ozark hills. The power source was an old Massey Harris tractor, which powered the […]

Portable Sawmills and the Environment

As the manager of a family tree farm in southwest Missouri, I find it ironic that the tools I use to improve the health and diversity of our forested land are the very ones that, to many people, symbolize the destruction of forests worldwide. In fact, I have been on the receiving end of many […]