Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Log Sawing Patterns To Meet Lumber Customer Needs

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Ask any four sawyers the best way to cut a log and you’ll likely get at least a dozen different opinions. Often the disagreement...
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...
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...
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,...
Learning the Sawmill Ropes

Where To See a Portable Sawmill in Action

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Whether you are thinking about buying your first portable sawmill, upgrading your equipment or just looking for new ideas and better ways to run...
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...
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...
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...
Forest

Sustainable Forest Management

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“A young man,” the saying goes, “plants turnips.  An old man plants trees.” As I get on in my years (I’m pushing 60), the...
Milling Lumber

You Don’t Need a Woodlot to Find Valuable Wood

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Those piles of lumber air drying out by the barn are a real source of pride for me, and I love it when someone...