Custom Milling on Your Portable Sawmill

The simplest solution to marketing lumber is to sell the service instead of the wood.  A number of sawyers have built successful businesses on the basis of custom milling. The simplest custom milling job is for the customer to provide the logs and hire you to mill them on your bandsaw mill either at your […]

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 working weekends or in your spare time, those aching muscles are just part of a good day’s work.  But as your confidence grows and you take on more challenging jobs, you […]

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 list of ten good reasons to continue that train of thought (or perhaps to help you sell the notion to a spouse or business partner). 10.  A bandsaw mill is the […]

Starting a Portable Sawmilling Business

Making the decision to start your own milling business with a portable sawmill can be as profitable as you wish, depending on the amount of work you are willing and able to put into it.  Whether the business will be designed to supplement your present income, or replace it entirely, you can generally make as […]

Portable Sawmills Used to Salvage Urban Logs and Generate Lost Revenue

How many times have you taken down a tree and wondered whether there just might possibly be more to do with it than firewood, mulch or – as is all too often the case – landfill material?  Conventional wisdom is that lumber comes from trees, and trees come from forests, not out of someone’s yard. […]

The Urban Sawmill – Consider the Possibilities

                          According to the report Potential to Use Biomass for Bioenergy in Ontario, by the University of Guelph, tree residues from roadside tree removal in the province amounted to nearly 1.5 million tons in 2007. Assuming that 25% of the residue is in […]