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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...

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...

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...

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...
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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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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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...

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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Bandsaws vs. Chainsaw Mills and Getting the Right Cut

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When it comes to using a portable sawmill your choice comes down to one of two options: either a bandsaw mill or a chainsaw...
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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...

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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?

0
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?

0
That depends on a number of factors. I generally cut about 600 board feet of oak on a manual band saw mill, if the...