Friday, May 7, 2021
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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...
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Starting a Sawmilling Business and Making Money with a Portable Sawmill

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Starting a portable milling business is a good way to work part time to build some extra income or even something that can be...
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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...

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...
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Winterinzing Your Sawmill

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It’s that time of year again, when I go out into the freezing night with a flashlight to drain the radiator and block of the...

Is it still retirement when you live in the bush?

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On 44 acres of a wooded lot in the township of Dalhousie, in Eastern Ontario, George Fisher has made a comfortable retirement for himself....
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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...
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Slabbing Big Logs for Big Profits with Your Portable Band Sawmill

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  https://youtu.be/WDuM-qqWnL0?list=PLgoMm0-gtaCdAqMXtX2kQbksAAaPocetm Easy tips and tricks to mill wide planks and slabs from high-value logs. A portable band sawmill is the only way to unlock the value,...

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...
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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...