|Project by Div||posted 05-26-2010 11:12 PM||3893 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
This is how I get most of my timber. I built the sawmill some time ago when I realized two things: Wood is expensive and I always want more than I can afford. Sawmills are expensive and the only way to have one was to build the thing. It took some head scratching and many hours but now I saw boards up to 24” wide and 16 feet long. It is hard work but I can cut what I want and off course I save plenty $$! In fact, the mill has become an extra source of income.
The power source is a 22hp 2 cylinder petrol engine and the mill is portable. At one stage I took the mill to the woodlot but now it is stationary in an open shed. Depending on the number of logs, I will have it delivered; otherwise I fetch with my 19yesterday Ford truck. (If I can get it to go!)
Oh, the little lumberjack is my 7 year old daughter. These days she and her 10 year old sister are my only assistants.
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."