Sunday, November 28, 2021

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Sharpening a band blade

Band Blade Sharpening for Optimum Portable Sawmill Production

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https://youtu.be/SoCkkaJkuiY?list=PLgoMm0-gtaCdAqMXtX2kQbksAAaPocetm The Ultimate Successful Portable Sawmill Video Series - Tips & Strategies Video Series Episode #1: Optimum Band Blade Performance Tips to easily and professionally sharpen your band...
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...

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...
personal protection equipment

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...