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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 10-13-2012 05:34 PM 5893 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent the day with my brother visiting different sawmills and log yards in Elmira, Ontario. I took some quick video while on my travels, have a look and I hope you enjoy.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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#1 posted 10-13-2012 05:41 PM

Very cool video ,thanks for sharing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 05:44 PM

The band saw mill at the beginning is over 30yrs old, hand made!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 05:48 PM

Ooh…. I live near Elmira… I live in Guelph, ON.
I have only been to Elmira for the maple syrup festival…

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 06:26 PM

Most of these places I went to you can see the blue sap lines, so I assume they all make syrup too

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 08:57 PM

That is just awesome, talk about fresh wood

-- Norman

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 01:47 AM

That’s the first 2 blade mill I’ve seen. What a cool set up. I think I would work there for free just to get to use those toys! Thanks for posting this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 08:18 PM

Nice tour. I do enjoy seeing the `front end’ of woodworking projects.

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#8 posted 10-17-2012 06:52 PM

neat video,,,thx for the post

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-19-2012 03:30 AM

CW, Thanks a ton for showing the cool operation and the super hard working people who Built That.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#10 posted 10-19-2012 11:42 AM

im pretty sure i could hang out there all day and just watch what comes off that mill.

What ya plan on doing with those 10”x10”s ?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 02:42 PM

Really cool trip to the mill through your videos Paul.
Thanks a bunch. That was nice !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#12 posted 10-22-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks for having a look guys, I found it really interesting to see these mills and I’m glad you all like the show too.

The 10×10 beams are for a custom of my brothers, I think the wood is tamarak, we will be doing a 300’ long boardwalk all with lumber cut from the first mill in the video.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#13 posted 10-23-2012 03:49 AM

I don’t think I would ever get tired of running a saw mill. Maybe a retirement job, I hope.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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