Wednesday, June 16, 2021
stacked lumber

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...
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...
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14 Myths About Sawmilling and Trees

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Over the years, a number of myths have evolved about logs and sawmilling. Many have their basis in the experiences of sawyers, while others...
Hydraulic Portable Sawmill

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...
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,...
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...

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...
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Portable Sawmill Safety

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Sawmills have a well-deserved reputation as being one of the most hazardous places a person can work. My first experience was with an old...
sawing a log

Top Ten Reasons for Owning a Portable Bandsaw Mill

If you’re considering the purchase of a mill to cut your own lumber or to start a sawmilling business, we’ve come up with a...
hedgerow

Ozark Tree Fact – Sawmilling Hedge is a Good Bet

Trees and wood have impacted our culture in surprising ways and I’m always interested in learning about these impacts along with the folklore that...