Friday, September 24, 2021
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...
Short Cherry Log in Sawmill

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...
Tree Diversity in the North America

Milling Different Tree Species

In the Missouri Ozarks, there is a plethora of tree species to keep things interesting at the sawmill. Technically the forest is classified as...

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...
chainsaw

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...
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...
Hydraulic Portable Sawmill

Upgrading Your Portable Band Sawmill

Operating a portable sawmill opens up a world of possibilities, both as a source of building material and as a source of income. When...
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...
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...
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...