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Building a Wood Kiln Video Series

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.

 

What is a Board Foot?

Board foot is a common term used by sawyers and wood suppliers, but what does it mean and how is it measured?

 

How to Fold Sawmill Band Blades

Folding and unfolding sawmill band blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to proper sawmill blade folding. 

 

How to Charge for Sawing Services

Learn the three most common methods to charge for your sawmilling services including by the hour, by the board foot, and sharing finished lumber.

 

How to Quarter Saw Lumber

Quartersawn lumber is in great demand from woodworkers, cabinet makers, furniture shops, and craftsmen due to its unique grain patterns. Learn how to quarter saw your logs into lumber with a bandsaw mill.

 

How to Saw Logs into Lumber

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. 

 

How To Improve Lumber Sales

Improve sales of lumber and slabs by sharing the unique story of the wood you are selling.

 

How to Network with Professionals

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.

 

How To Hire Local Sawmills

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.

 

How to Increase Sawmill Blade Life

Eliminate downtime and keep sawing with these 10 helpful tips to increase your bandsaw blade life expectancy.

 

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