Friday, June 5, 2020

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...

Philosophy of a Tree-Hugging Environmental Sawyer

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Every now and then, I get criticized for operating a portable sawmill service as just another crazy lumberjack whacking down trees, clearing forests, and...
Pile of wood slabs from a portable sawmill

Slabs & Sawdust – One Person’s Sawmill “Waste” is Another’s Opportunity

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One of the most common issues for sawyers is what to do with all the waste.  While band sawmills produce less than half the...
Log deck ramp for portable bandsaw mill

A Log Deck for Your Bandsaw Mill Will Save You Time — And Your...

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Getting logs onto the sawmill can be one of the most difficult parts of sawmilling. Whether you use a ramp and winch, front end...
cutting through a log with a sawmill

How Much Should I Charge For Milling Lumber With My Sawmill

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The most common reason for buying a small sawmill is to mill lumber for your own projects. Once word gets out that you have...
showing a large slabbed log on a sawmill

Slabbing Big Logs for Big Profits with Your Portable Band Sawmill

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  https://youtu.be/WDuM-qqWnL0?list=PLgoMm0-gtaCdAqMXtX2kQbksAAaPocetm Easy tips and tricks to mill wide planks and slabs from high-value logs. A portable band sawmill is the only way to unlock the value,...
Sharpening a band blade

Band Blade Sharpening for Optimum Portable Sawmill Production

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https://youtu.be/SoCkkaJkuiY?list=PLgoMm0-gtaCdAqMXtX2kQbksAAaPocetm The Ultimate Successful Portable Sawmill Video Series - Tips & Strategies Video Series Episode #1: Optimum Band Blade Performance Tips to easily and professionally sharpen your band...
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14 Myths About Sawmilling and Trees

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Over the years, a number of myths have evolved about logs and sawmilling. Many have their basis in the experiences of sawyers, while others...
Observing Wood Grain from Sawmill

Creating Business by Demonstrating Your Portable Sawmill

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There are a lot of ways to get the word out about a sawmill business... business cards, flyers, web site, and social media. But...
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...

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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...

Blade Guides – Roller or Ceramic?

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Blade guides come in two basic designs—block guides (usually ceramic) and roller guides. If you’ve been on any sawmill forums, such as Norwood’s “Sawmill...

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...