Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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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...
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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,...
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Portable Sawmills, Kerf Ratings and Your Profits

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Portable sawmill operators are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and increase profits, while keeping their costs down.  That’s why it is important...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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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Portable Sawmills and the Environment

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As the manager of a family tree farm in southwest Missouri, I find it ironic that the tools I use to improve the health...
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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...