Monday, July 13, 2020
Fall Leaves

Autumn Milling

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Autumn has to be the best time to run a portable bandsaw mill here in the Missouri Ozarks.  After a summer of enduring 100-degree...
towing a portable bandsaw mill

Custom Milling on Your Portable Sawmill

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The simplest solution to marketing lumber is to sell the service instead of the wood.  A number of sawyers have built successful businesses on...
log handling tools

Tools of the Sawmilling Trade

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When you go out on a cutting job with your portable sawmill, what do you take with you? If you’re working close to home...
Large Macrocarpa Log

Sawing Imperfect Logs

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When I first started running a portable sawmill, I was confident every board was going to be free of defects; I would have a...
Tree Diversity in the North America

Milling Different Tree Species

In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a plethora of tree species to keep things interesting at the sawmill. Technically the forest is classified as...
Hydraulic Portable Sawmill

Upgrading Your Portable Band Sawmill

Operating a portable sawmill opens up a world of possibilities, both as a source of building material and as a source of income. When...
Spalted Persimmon on a mill

Wood Variety is the Spice of a Sawyer’s Life

When it comes to using a portable bandsaw mill the question should be not “What can you cut?” but rather “What can’t you cut?”,...
sawing a log

Top Ten Reasons for Owning a Portable Bandsaw Mill

If you’re considering the purchase of a mill to cut your own lumber or to start a sawmilling business, we’ve come up with a...
International Log Measurement Scale

Measuring Logs and Lumber Using Different Scales

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When is a board foot not a board foot? Most of the time, as it turns out.  You probably already know that a 2x4...
sawyer and dog

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...