Monday, November 29, 2021
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...
International Log Measurement Scale

Measuring Logs and Lumber Using Different Scales

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When is a board foot not a board foot? Most of the time, as it turns out.  You probably already know that a 2x4...
sawyer and dog

Spring Cleaning Around Your Sawmill

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What is it with spring cleaning? Why spend all that time tidying up during the muddiest season of the year? If it were just...
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...
portable sawmill in winter

Cold Weather Sawing

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Winter milling can be a challenge for both the sawyer and the machine. While staying warm is important for the operator, this article will...
loading a portable sawmill

Show Your Portable Sawmill Some Love

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Ah, Valentines!  While other peoples’ fantansies may turn to love, the true sawyer is dreaming of yarding up some logs and kicking out some...
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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...
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Portable Sawmills and the Environment

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As the manager of a family tree farm in southwest Missouri, I find it ironic that the tools I use to improve the health...
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Portable Sawmills, Kerf Ratings and Your Profits

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Portable sawmill operators are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and increase profits, while keeping their costs down.  That’s why it is important...