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Forum topic by ChrisF posted 05-02-2012 04:26 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2012 04:26 PM

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I currently have 4 ceder logs that are in need of milling. Each are 4-5ft long and range from 9-14 inches in diameter.

I live in Louisville, Ky and any place I have called, be it lumber yard or any listed saw mill don’t deal with someone like me who only has 4 logs to contend with. They would however deal if it were a bulk situation. While that might be possible down the road, right now I need these milled into usable lumber. Sooner rather than later as any boards will have to dry.

If anyone here on Lumberjocks lives some what near me and knows of any place I have overlooked, that info would be greatly appreciated!

Also, if anyone knows of any resources out there that would have helped me out earlier that would be great to know. Of course I used the yellow pages but I have to believe that there are web sites out there that list available sawmills, lumber mills, etc.

I even tried calling the local big box stores and lumber yards for info and no one has been of any help.

Thanks in advance for your help and time.

-- I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing.

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 04:35 PM

There use to be a lot of sawyers out around New Amsterdam, Indiana, not far from you.
I’m not sure if they are still there but you could look up JR Cotter, or Paul Cotter or Margie Clark…. They all had Woodmizers when I lived in that area. They are the ones that taught me how to run one.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 05:14 PM

Have you tried contacting Woodmizer?

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 01:58 AM

Check Craigslist. I advertise on Craigslist and so do a lot of other sawyers.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 07:41 PM

Thanks for the replies. Had I not been out of town I would have responded sooner.

I did contact Woodmizer and they finally got back to me yesterday via email.

I also looked on cragslist and found a few. Cant believe I did not think of that one.

I now have a few places to choose from. One being an Arborist that has a small mill.

Thanks again

-- I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing.

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 08:17 PM

Perhaps check your local tool rental for a portable sawmill.
(my $0.02)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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