Tips and How-To


How To Market a New Sawmill Business

While it is true that as soon as you set the edge of a sawmill blade against the end of a log people begin to notice, but your sawmill business will never live up to its potential for profit unless you take steps to do some marketing.
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What Are Sawmill Blades Made Of?

Learn what sawmill blades are made of including carbon steel and high-alloy steel and why bandsaw blade material is important to consider when selecting sawmill blades for sale.

How To Quarter Saw Lumber

There are several reasons to consider quarter sawing your lumber because the grain patterns in some hardwoods are in great demand. For example, quarter sawn oak is more valuable than plain sawn oak. Quarter sawn wood is also more dimensionally sound meaning it will not cup or dish while drying and will shrink less than plain sawn lumber.

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.

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.

Milling Your Own Lumber Video Series

Learn how to mill your own lumber during an in-depth 7-part video series that covers finding logs, sawing logs, edging lumber, sawmill blades, basic sawmill maintenance, drying lumber, as well as grading and pricing lumber!

How To Saw in Cold Weather

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.


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