Archives for April 2013

Measuring Logs and Lumber Using Different Scales

When is a board foot not a board foot? Most of the time, as it turns out.  You probably already know that a 2×4 is a nominal (meaning “by name”) measurement for a board 1-3/4” by 3-1/2”. But what about determining the amount of lumber in logs when your cutting them on a portable sawmill? […]

Spring Cleaning Around Your Sawmill

What is it with spring cleaning? Why spend all that time tidying up during the muddiest season of the year? If it were just the wife and me (our children are grown and out on their own), it wouldn’t be a problem, but with the half-dozen stray dogs my wife has picked up over the […]