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From tree to lasting memory #2: From tree to lasting memory #2:

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 07-13-2011 04:40 PM 1148 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: From tree to lasting memory Part 2 of From tree to lasting memory series Part 3: moving ahead »

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



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ronniebo

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 05:28 AM

Now lookere my son,
What else will you be doing with your time that could possibly be more important than finding out wot`s inside them there woods?
`n don`t mention that 4 letter word work
`cos that won`t work
Sloth in Tassie

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dbray45

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 03:04 PM

Here is an option, one that I have used in the past when I had a tree to be milled. If you find someone that has a portable mill propose this -

You have 3 logs (you will need someplace to stack and sticker – use white oak stickers – and cover), Ask him or her if they would take one of the logs as payment if they were to quatersaw one and plain saw the other. This has worked for me.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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