Monday, November 29, 2021
Mobile Sawmill

Where and How Can I Sell the Lumber I Cut on My Sawmill?

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The best part about running a portable sawmill is being out on a beautiful day with a light breeze at your back (blowing the...
logging leftovers

How to Use the Entire Tree When Salvaging Wood and Cutting Lumber

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First of all, when it comes to using the entire tree, you can trust nature to waste nothing. Eons before the first axe took...
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...
Split Oak Log

Milling Damaged Wood

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Life out in the woods is brutal, even for a tree. During its lifetime, a tree can sustain damage from fire, insects, lightning, drought,...
Short Cherry Log in Sawmill

Using your Sawmill to Mill Short Logs

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How is it that you spend twice as long milling short logs for half the lumber?  The fact is, sawmills are typically designed to...

Sawing Oddball Logs

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One of the greatest joys of running a sawmill (in addition to exercise and fresh air), is opening up a log to see the...

Log Sawing Patterns To Meet Lumber Customer Needs

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Ask any four sawyers the best way to cut a log and you’ll likely get at least a dozen different opinions. Often the disagreement...
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...
stacked lumber

Profitably Market Lumber Cut on Your Own Portable Sawmill

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You can only mill so much lumber with your portable bandsaw mill before you have enough stacked up in the shed, barn, garage and...