Cold Weather Sawing

Winter milling can be a challenge for both the sawyer and the machine. While staying warm is important for the operator, this article will focus more on the portable sawmill side of the equation.  The interaction between man and machine can get more complex and, in some cases, more dangerous when the thermometer dips below […]

Show Your Portable Sawmill Some Love

Ah, Valentines!  While other peoples’ fantansies may turn to love, the true sawyer is dreaming of yarding up some logs and kicking out some sawdust as soon as the snow retreats if not sooner. Whether you mothballed your mill for a few months or toughed it out and kept on cutting through the Winter—or enjoyed […]

Winterinzing Your Sawmill

It’s that time of year again, when I go out into the freezing night with a flashlight to drain the radiator and block of the old Ford tractor.  Once again, I had put off putting antifreeze in it until the last minute. The first freeze, which had only been in the forecast for the last week, […]