Fail is in the title but really, it was a success. I successfully learned a new a trick on the mill! And that’s a half glass full, people! See SanJuanCarpentry.com for more! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE to see it now!
What do you do with a big chunk of log? What can’t you do? If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE
Cut down a 50’ ponderosa pine in the spring, today was the day my #2 son helped me load up the 9’ trunk for a short trip to a nearby buddy with a Wood-Mizer. 1” boards for the whole thing. 90bf, cost me a thirty pack of beer… Oh, and he had this pile of cherry… 330bf… headed for Houston TX. Beautiful! ===== ===== ====== ===== ===== ===== ===== ==== I brought my modest pile of pine back to the shop, where it’s now...
Here are older pics from a trip to my favorite sawmill around raleigh, which is Charles Hollands place near jordan lake. The slab leaning against the trailer magically made its way home even though I had no idea what to do with it. Its around 9’ long and was from the center of the crotch of a walnut tree and its 2” thick. The stack of logs are cherry, and the stacks of lumber are walnut.
You cannot deny that Log Mantles are cool. They are awesome. So if you want one, here is a video about how to cut one on a sawmill! Or you could just buy one from Wilfer Mobile Sawmill made from Colorado Beetle-Killed Pine. Visit www.WilferMobileSawmill.com for more info and to get in touch with us!
I have a Woodmizer LT-40 which I use to process lumber for customers and bowl blanks I use and sell. This is in between my day job as a finance professional I bought the mill used in 2007 after getting a job that was too big for my Norwood Lumbermate. I had a builder need beams from 80 large logs. I had the Norwood since 2005. During 2007 through 2009, I milled 1 weekend a month on average. That fell off from 2009 through 2012. I think I milled 2 or 3 times per year when the econo...
Well, I’ve been busy with fellow LJ Kris Williams http://lumberjocks.com/rockyblue.We purchased a Norwood MX34 mobile sawmill. Our new company is called Wilfer Mobile Sawmill LLC.We offer milling services and will also be selling lumber. Our primary goal is to log and mill dead standing beetle kill pine and aspen, but we will also mill hardwood. Check out the video and our new website for more info. I’ve got some fun times ahead this summer!
I finally finished up my new slabbing mill today that I have been working on the last 3 months or so. It was very rewarding to finally fire it up and start cutting. All the extra hours of research, planning, locating small parts, and getting parts machined that I couldn’t find anywhere else, have finally paid off. This mill so far has exceeded my expectations and is fun to use. It was so much fun and faster than my old mill that I almost forgot to take pictures! This mill can cut u...
when the slices come of from the log, the bark is being cut of in the process of edging. The bark is not in a straight line however on the lsice so for optimized output (as many boards from a log) this process is very important and should only be done by expereinced employees. They more or less calculate what kind of boards may come out (1×6” wide and 1×4” wide or 1×6” wide and 1×3” wide) and production is either good or with a poor yield. This edgi...
I moved the sawmill today. I moved it up to my cabin in the mountains.The cabin is in a high valley rainforest. We get about 80-100 inches of rain a yearup there which causes the Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir to growinto great giants. I have some Western Red Cedar logs that I have been meaning to mill up for some time, so now is a good time. When get the new shop I will move the mill closer to the shop. I am in cedar country now, so I will be milling as much WRC as I canget to...
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