Saturday, November 28, 2020
Spalted Persimmon on a mill

Wood Variety is the Spice of a Sawyer’s Life

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When it comes to using a portable bandsaw mill the question should be not “What can you cut?” but rather “What can’t you cut?”,...
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Ozark Tree Fact – Sawmilling Hedge is a Good Bet

Trees and wood have impacted our culture in surprising ways and I’m always interested in learning about these impacts along with the folklore that...
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,...

The Urban Sawmill – Consider the Possibilities

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                          According to the report Potential to Use Biomass for Bioenergy in Ontario, by the University of Guelph, tree residues from roadside tree removal in...
portable sawmill with hydraulics

Portable Bandsaw Mill Types, Sizes and Accessories

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Choose the right equipment for the job as portable sawmills come in a variety of sizes and can include any number of accessories 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...

Running Your Sawmill in the Summer Heat

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It’s August, which means there is about a month of sweltering summer heat left. If you’re working outdoors with a chainsaw mill or portable...
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...

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...
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Portable Sawmill Support Equipment

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When people consider buying a portable sawmill, they often overlook the importance of support equipment. While the mill itself is a major investment, you...