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TreeBones

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2296 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sawmill lumber logs trees rustic chainsaw mill

I have seen many posts asking about finding a Sawyer to mill trees and buying from local lumber producers. I have also had many visitors to my website who ask if I can recommend a Sawyer near them. So with that in mind I have created a Sawmill Locater Service where Sawyers from the US and Canada can post adds for free. I have had a good response in a short amount of time and already have connected customers and mills in areas I am not able to service.

If you would like to look in your area you might find a good source for lumber and a Sawyer near you. If you have a sawmill you have used and would like to help them spread the word, let them know about this new free service and promote the small and family business owners near you.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info


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RobS

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#1 posted 2296 days ago

nothing yet in Texas.. or Oklahoma or Louisiana… I’ll be keeping an eye out for one of those. Thanks for the post.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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TreeBones

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#2 posted 2296 days ago

Rob, There are a couple LJ’s that operate in Texas and they haven’t posted yet. I hate to harp on them but hope they post soon because your not the first to check there.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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trifern

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#3 posted 2296 days ago

Great service. Thank you.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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juniorjock

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#4 posted 2295 days ago

Your site is a great idea Ron. But in case someone can’t find a mill there, they can try these guys out.
http://www.arboristsite.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2295 days ago

Thanks Ron. I found one sawyer for Kentucky.

I wish I had something like this earlier. Two years ago I had to have a cherry and two ash trees removed. The cherry was about 3 feet in diameter (4’ from the ground) and one of the ash trees was at least that size. They all went into firewood because I couldn’t find anyone to saw them up.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Daren Nelson

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#6 posted 2295 days ago

The cherry was about 3 feet in diameter (4’ from the ground) They all went into firewood because I couldn’t find anyone to saw them up.

I just weeped a little, what a shame.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2295 days ago

Daren,

So did I. That one really hurt. I couldn’t watch them do it and was glad when they had the cherry down by the time I got home from work.

But I didn’t have a clue what a chain saw mill was at the time or I might have tried that. But that is one monster of a bar that is on the ones I have seen. I am not sure I would be comfortable swinging something like that.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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TreeBones

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#8 posted 2295 days ago

I have only cut one small cherry burl and had wet dreams for several days afterwards. As of today I am still looking to connect customers with mills in Kansas and Washington DC if anyone knows someone with mill there.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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matter

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#9 posted 2295 days ago

I can get some Ontario listings (We’re the province with the hardwood)

Lotsa locals here in south/central Ontario. I may have to give them internet tutelage though.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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TreeBones

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#10 posted 2295 days ago

Matter,

I have a Canada section so please let your friends know. I just had a request from a sawyer to post his business and expect to have plenty more soon.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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TreeBones

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#11 posted 2294 days ago

I now have another customer looking for a mill in Colorado….

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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ChicoWoodnut

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#12 posted 2293 days ago

Ya know anybody around Chico Ron? People burn up walnut like crazy around here. I have been thinking about having a Walnut tree milled.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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TreeBones

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#13 posted 2293 days ago

Scott,

I go all around the State and Oregon also. I will make the drive if there is enough work to cover my expenses or sometimes I try to combine jobs near each other to bring the cost down. I have had customers get together with several friends to combine their spending power also. Walnut is my favorite of all wood to mill. Let me know more about what you have in mind and the quantity you have and we can see about making a plan.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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ChicoWoodnut

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#14 posted 2293 days ago

When we had that big storm last winter there were logs around town that had signs on them “Free”. Im talking big black walnut trees of the Hindsii variety. I think I still know where there are a couple. There is tons of Black walnut around here. I am sure I can find something. I was just talking to a friend the other day at the hardwood store. He was talking to the operator and asking for her to look out for a couple of hundred Bd Ft of Walnut. I have a big barn up in Dairyville and could likely store it there. I’ll PM you when I get a good lead and hopefully some more guys to go in.

Thanks

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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TreeBones

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#15 posted 2293 days ago

Great, I can’t help but to get excited about milling more walnut. Like I said its my favorite

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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