Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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...
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?”,...
Mobile Sawmill

Where and How Can I Sell the Lumber I Cut on My Sawmill?

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The best part about running a portable sawmill is being out on a beautiful day with a light breeze at your back (blowing the...
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,...
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...
portable sawmill accessories

Portable Sawmill Accessories and Costs

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Shopping for a portable sawmill?  Before you break out the checkbook, there are a few things to know.  Having this important information can mean...
logging leftovers

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...
Norwood LumberLite ML26 portable sawmill

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Portable Sawmill

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When you’re purchasing any major tool or piece of power equipment, the question is always the same:  Will the money I spend on this...
log handling tools

Tools of the Sawmilling Trade

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When you go out on a cutting job with your portable sawmill, what do you take with you? If you’re working close to home...

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...