From power and operation to log handling options, which sawmill is best for you? Learn how to choose a bandmill to fit your sawmilling needs whether you are a woodworker, forester, homesteader, farmer, or entrepreneur!
Learn from an experienced sawyer on what to consider when choosing a portable sawmill.
Learn how to shop for a portable sawmill by looking at performance functions such as power, design, operation, and log handling.
Learn how to mill your logs into lumber with different sawing techniques and tips such as quarter sawing, live sawing, plain sawing, winter sawing, and more!
As colder temperatures arrive and logs begin to freeze, here are helpful sawing tips, reminders, and answers to common questions to compete with the cold weather sawing challenges faced by sawyers this time of year.
Looking for sawmills in your area? If you have storm damaged or dying trees on your property, a local sawmill owner can help turn your logs to lumber. Learn how to find and hire a sawmill service near you.
There are many different sawing methods and techniques to turn logs into lumber including live sawing, cant sawing, plain sawing, grade sawing, and quarter sawing. To get you started, here is an introductory course in sawing your logs to lumber.
Your lumber is cut to the dimensions you need, now see how to get your lumber grade stamped, dried, and more!
Learn how to build a wood kiln chamber and start drying lumber in this detailed 10-part video series from Nathan Elliott and Out of the Woods Forestry.
Board foot is a common term used by sawyers and wood suppliers, but what does it mean and how is it measured?
Learn how you can use your own lumber in permitted structures and take the next step to using or selling lumber that will meet your local requirements.
Sawmill blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Learn how to identify different parts of a bandsaw blade, choose the best blade profile, and select the right blade type for your sawing application.
Folding and unfolding sawmill band blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to proper sawmill blade folding.
Eliminate downtime and keep sawing with these 10 helpful tips to increase your bandsaw blade life expectancy.
Understanding sawmill blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Here is a crash course in identifying different parts of a bandsaw blade.
More than half of Wood-Mizer sawmill owners make money either full-time or part-time with their mill. Jump start your portable sawmill business with these helpful hints and tips.
Learn the three most common methods to charge for your sawmilling services including by the hour, by the board foot, and sharing finished lumber.
Improve sales of lumber and slabs by sharing the unique story of the wood you are selling.
When’s the last time you talked to an architect, designer, engineer, or contractor who didn’t contact you first? Learn how talking to building professionals will help you gain customers for your sawmill business.
Start your learning with a comprehensive list of popular sawmilling terminology.
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Edge on Sawing
Set of 6 Educational DVDs on sawing your own lumber.