Saturday, November 28, 2020
portable bandsaw mill blade sharpener

Band Sawmill Blade Performance Factors

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The blade is at the heart of the portable band sawmill. Yet, to many, blade maintenance is almost as much art as it is...
Fall Leaves

Autumn Milling

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Autumn has to be the best time to run a portable bandsaw mill here in the Missouri Ozarks.  After a summer of enduring 100-degree...
towing a portable bandsaw mill

Custom Milling on Your Portable Sawmill

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The simplest solution to marketing lumber is to sell the service instead of the wood.  A number of sawyers have built successful businesses on...
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...

Safely Moving Logs to your Portable Sawmill or Firewood Processor

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If you’ve been around a full-scale logging crew, you’ve probably watched the industrial skidders pull out a 1,000 board feet of logs in a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?”,...