Making the decision to save this tree was an easy decision. What came next was the hard part. How do I cut up all this wood? So I began to look into this dilemma, fortunate for us we live in a time that information is abundant through the Internet. My first stop was at http://www.diybandmill.com/ this website was very helpful. Here I found hundreds and hundreds of examples of people building their own sawmills at a reasonable price. For me this is a doable project but as I look deeper into sawmills, I found that there was much debate about which is better, a chainsaw, bandsaw, swinger or a circular mill. After much research i.e. watching endless videos on YouTube I decided there was a lot more to this than I first thought.
How much would the parts cost to build a sawmill?
Can I find the time to get it built?
Could I find a used sawmill?
Could I pay someone to cut it up for me?
What about drying the lumber?
Where would I store the wood until it was drys.
How long would it take?
Is it worth it??????
Is it worth it, was a question I asked myself often in this process. It’s a good question, Is it worth it? It is a question we hear today in a negative way, when we try to sell a piece of furniture. “Is it really worth that much?” It has been said “It is love alone that gives worth to all things” how true that is.
-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31