Sunday, September 25, 2022
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,...

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 in winter

Cold Weather Sawing

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Winter milling can be a challenge for both the sawyer and the machine. While staying warm is important for the operator, this article will...
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...
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...
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...
stacked lumber

How To De-Stress “Stressed-Out” Trees When Sawmilling

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Ever cut into a tree and watch the board curve up away from the cant as the saw goes through it? Or have a...
chainsaw

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...

Portable Sawmills – Built to Last in North America

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In the market for a good portable sawmill?  With so many different makes and models available there is a lot to know and look...
cutting a walnut root

What is “Urban Lumber” and Why is it Important?

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“Urban Lumber” is wood that has been harvested from residences, businesses, city parks, and areas being cleared for development.  Most of these trees are...