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Old 08-16-2017, 03:14 PM
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It's a Norwood HD36 portable sawmill. Have so many projects going on that I decided to make my own lumber vs buying it from Lowes.
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very kewl. What size lumber do you plan to cut?
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I have several decks to build, along with a pergola, chicken coop, and a small cabin. I知 cutting 4X6 White Oak beams and 5/4 for decking. Posts will be Locust. The chicken coop will require 2X4痴 and 1X8 lap siding, both out of White Oak. Good for me I have a ton of White Oak out here and from what I知 told it is a dense wood with good rot resistant properties.

I知 cutting 6X8 beams out of the Hemlocks that are dead or dying and I値l use them for the sawmill shed. Always need big lumber out here and now my friends are starting to ask about lumber. Neighbor gave me a big Cherry tree the other day, not sure what I知 going to cut that into.

Lumber is getting over-the-top expensive at the big box stores and the idea of 吐ree lumber is quite appealing.

Free Lumber = Fell tree, lug it back to the mill, power wash it, scan for metal, cut, sticker/stack. Repeat. Piece of cake, right?
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Cut this cant out of what I think it Maple but I'm not 100% sure. Anyhow, it was neat to cut into the tree and find such beauty. I'm going to make some cool paneling out of it. And to think I used to make firewood out of trees like this.

Note: A cant is a log that is squared on two or more sides and to be sawn further.
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Quite the operation. Sounds like you've retired but found another job or two or three. Good for you!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!
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Some pretty high winds took down a few trees the last couple of days. This White Oak made its way to the mill where it became 4-12' long 6X6's and 2-12' long 2X12's. :-) Sorry I don't have better pics of the finished product but the battery in the camera was on its last leg. But you get the idea I'm sure.
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A couple of months ago this would have been nothing more than firewood. Took the base of a Locust and cut it into slabs. Not sure what I'll do with them, they're kinda small, but I'm sure something will come up.

Also, cut the base of an apple tree that was knocked down several years ago. It should make a nice base for a coffee table someday.

All in all, having a good time with the mill.
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Awesome!!!!!! The MIll sure would be fun.
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A couple of months ago I took down a dead Hemlock and cut it into several hundred lineal feet of 1X6 to be used as baseboard in a house that I知 rehabbing.

I spent the last week installing hardwood floors in this old house and today I started to install the 1X6 baseboard. It looked OK but just didn稚 菟op like I had expected. So I ripped the remaining baseboard into セ X 1 strips and put these strips around the base of the already installed baseboard. And man did it look good!

This cell phone picture isn稚 going to do justice but I値l get some better pics later in the rehab and post them as a follow-up. I guess the exciting part of this, for me anyhow, is that I took an old, dead Hemlock tree and turned it into lumber that would have cost many hundreds of dollars had I bought it from one of the big box stores.

Very rewarding.
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