Another guy wanted me to re cut log siding.
Oct 30, These old pine trees are in the way. After Lee Jackson cut down 30 old pine trees on our building site, the logs were hauled to a nearby sawmill and turned into lumber. Image Credit: Roger Normand. [Editor’s note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a Passivhaus in Maine. This is the 13th article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
When you're felling trees and limbs, you're cutting against the grain. With a sawmill, you are cutting with the grain to create lumber. The quality of your saw cuts will depend on the type and sharpness of your chainsaw chain. Standard saw chain is designed for speed and cross-cutting, but when it's used with a mill, cuts will be jagged and rough.
Jan 21, Cutting down dead pine beetle trees to mill into lumber. Cutting down dead pine beetle trees to mill into lumber. Jan 24, First, cut about 18” off the ends, or have a slab at least 3” thick that you can use for the legs. Flatten the end of the bench to about 6” from the end, so that the legs have a flat surface. Dec 30, Plan ahead of time how you will handle the lumber. Stack some of the poorer logs at the front of the pile. These will be cut into blocking to hold the rest of the lumber up off the ground.
Apr 08, Hired by the hour, portable bandsaw mills can turn felled trees into stacks of lumber, saving downed trees from becoming firewood or just rotting in place.
Synopsis: When Scott McBride decided to salvage the trees in his forested land for lumber, he found it to be a complex process.
In this column, he details the ways you can salvage wood, beginning with cutting and transporting logs with Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.