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Upgrading Your Portable Band Sawmill

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Operating a portable sawmill opens up a world of possibilities, both as a source of building material and as a source of income. When...
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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...
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Starting a Portable Sawmilling Business

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Making the decision to start your own milling business with a portable sawmill can be as profitable as you wish, depending on the amount...

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...
Tree Diversity in the North America

Milling Different Tree Species

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In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a plethora of tree species to keep things interesting at the sawmill. Technically the forest is classified as...

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...
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,...

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...
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...
Quarter Sawed Log

Cutting Your First Log on Your New Mobile Sawmill

So, you’ve purchased a brand-new portable band sawmill. Now what? Here are ten helpful tips and a beginner's project to successfully mill your first...

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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...