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? […]

How To De-Stress “Stressed-Out” Trees When Sawmilling

Ever cut into a tree and watch the board curve up away from the cant as the saw goes through it? Or have a portable sawmill band blade make a dip every cut in exactly the same place? Or wonder why you can’t make a straight cut, even with a new blade and the tension […]