Loss of a Sawmill

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-09-2012 10:36 PM 3878 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Sad news in this region .. the Cedar Creek Sawmill had a fire and with the high winds we had today they lost all their buildings and lumber.

This is the sawmill that I have used in the past and was going to approach for some donations for the big event in September.

I can’t imagine how the owner is feeling.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 10:43 PM

It is sad to see important businesses in an area suffer disasters like this.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 11:15 PM

Thats terrible,god bless them.

-- BiLL @wee3

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 11:21 PM

Terrible loss, I hope they can rebound quickly.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 11:35 PM

That really is a sad story Debbie. Devastating.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 11:55 PM

Ohh no …..

-- "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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#6 posted 04-09-2012 11:58 PM

I hate to hear of their loss. I hope they were insured and will be able to buy back enough equipment to be back in business soon.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 12:03 AM

What a horrible shame…

... hope it was insured…

Sad event…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 01:03 AM

We lost our local saw mill to the economy last year. I bought the antique, operating Corley 386 mill just to salvage it from the scrap yard. I have NO idea what I will do with it, but i saved it.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 04:07 AM

What a shame.

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 05:14 AM


That’s heart-breaking. We hope Cedar Creek will be back in operation quickly and even better than before.
(Romans 8:28) We’re thankful there was no loss of life.

We’ve been under a weather fire alert since yesterday because of high winds, low humidity, and dry conditions. Winds are supposed to diminish tomorrow, but no rain in the immediate forecast.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 08:18 AM

I remember walking through their huge barn filled with the most beautiful wood… sad, sad…

Hunter—good for you!! I’m sure you will come up with something re: the machinery.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 11:44 AM

Sorry to hear this, MsDebbie. The loss of a small business is usually a terrible tragedy to the owners of a small business and I hope that they had the proper insurance and will somehow partially recover.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 12:54 PM

so sorry to see and hear of this. very very sad.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 04-11-2012 06:38 PM

Here’s praying they were properly insured, and even with that, they will need help from the community getting back up to speed… If they come back online, be sure to buy from them, I am sure they will need the business.

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#15 posted 04-13-2012 03:04 AM

Sad news Deb.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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