Lumber #1: Hardwoods of Michigan

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Blog entry by GaryCN posted 06-15-2009 04:03 AM 1519 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Michigan Woodworkers Guild arranged a tour of the Hardwoods of Michigan sawmill in Clinton Michigan today. It was amazing to see the process, they have kilns that hold 600,000 bd ft of lumber. They currently are drying 22,000,000 bd ft per year.
Me and a nice stack
HMI sharpening room
a few more photo’s to come

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#1 posted 06-15-2009 04:53 AM

How do I join the guild? Seriously I am in Grand Rapids. When and where are the meetings etc…

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-15-2009 04:57 AM


-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 06-15-2009 05:16 AM

Ready to ship

HMI pre dry area

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#4 posted 06-15-2009 05:20 AM

Membership Info for Michigan Woodworkers Guild
Contact Bill Gayde
mailing address
25575 York Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Meetings are usually in Royal Oak or Livonia
I have just joined so I’ve only been to one meeting

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#5 posted 06-15-2009 06:44 AM

wow thanks for the tour.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-15-2009 04:12 PM

Great blog! The biggest bandwsaw blade I’ve ever seen.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-15-2009 06:08 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 06-16-2009 05:05 AM

More photos from HMI tour
Walt Harvey our guide

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#9 posted 06-16-2009 05:12 AM

I was driving down the road in Delaware and they had about 20 of those bandsaw blades coiled up on a truck and trailer. One blade stacked on top of another. Teeth on each side.

Thanks for the tour.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 06-16-2009 04:35 PM

In this close up the back side looks more like a drive sprocket, It would resemble teeth from a drive by,
not all the blades I saw had this feature.
Bade sharpening at HMI

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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