Friday, June 5, 2020

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...

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...
Log deck ramp for portable bandsaw mill

A Log Deck for Your Bandsaw Mill Will Save You Time — And Your...

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Getting logs onto the sawmill can be one of the most difficult parts of sawmilling. Whether you use a ramp and winch, front end...
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Mobile Milling

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One of the great things about portable sawmills is that they’re portable!   Many people build a successful business on the concept of taking the...
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Using your Sawmill to Mill Short Logs

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How is it that you spend twice as long milling short logs for half the lumber?  The fact is, sawmills are typically designed to...

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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Portable Sawmill Support Equipment

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When people consider buying a portable sawmill, they often overlook the importance of support equipment. While the mill itself is a major investment, you...
Learning the Sawmill Ropes

Where To See a Portable Sawmill in Action

Whether you are thinking about buying your first portable sawmill, upgrading your equipment or just looking for new ideas and better ways to run...
Mobile Sawmill

Where and How Can I Sell the Lumber I Cut on My Sawmill?

The best part about running a portable sawmill is being out on a beautiful day with a light breeze at your back (blowing the...
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...

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Sawing Oddball Logs

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One of the greatest joys of running a sawmill (in addition to exercise and fresh air), is opening up a log to see the...

Blade Guides – Roller or Ceramic?

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Blade guides come in two basic designs—block guides (usually ceramic) and roller guides. If you’ve been on any sawmill forums, such as Norwood’s “Sawmill...

How Long Should Your Band Saw Blade Last?

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That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...