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How i Make Lumber from Logs (pictures)
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Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 04-09-2001 at 20:02:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I thought maybe some of you would enjoy seeing some pictures of my Norwood Lumbermate saw mill i have set up on my farm.
Hope you enjoy them,


magpie `    Posted 04-10-2001 at 17:45:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep! I enjoyed them, looks like a very neat operation. I guess that oak is worth a high dollar. I heard about a fellow awhile back who salvages old oak logs from the bottom of lake superior. What is quartersawn is that the same as edgegrain lumber?

Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 04-10-2001 at 18:12:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm glad everyone is enjoying the pictures. It makes it worth all the time it took to get them all on one page.
Check out the link for what quarter sawing is. A little different technique is used with a band mill than is shown, but you'll get the idea.

Tyler(WA)    Posted 04-10-2001 at 07:44:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great pictures! Thanks for giving us a peek into your very interesting work. You have a good looking opperation.... especially the dog.

Mike    Posted 04-10-2001 at 04:22:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great pictures!

I would like to eventually own a bandmill.

What is the biggest log you can handle?

Did you buy the mill new or used?

Thanks for the info,


Mike    Posted 03-20-2003 at 20:00:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 04-10-2001 at 13:42:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mill has a 13 HP Honda engine, and as far as i'm concerned Honda makes absolutely the best small gas engines made!
I bought my Lumbermate new, and it will saw a 28"x17' log. I can buy any amount of 4' bed sections, and bolt them on. There's no limit to the length!
Glad you liked the photo's. :~)

F14    Posted 04-10-2001 at 04:15:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Robert, thanks VERY much for sharing those pictures. I found them fascinating.

In that last shot of your shop, I think I can see a mounted cornpicker to the right of the shop. Any details on that?

Robert in W. Mi.    Posted 04-10-2001 at 14:03:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi F14,
The picker you see is a N.I. one row pull type behind my Ago Allis 45 HP 2wd tractor.
I still plant a few crops each year, and what corn i grow, i pick, crib, and shell. It's not much, and for the most part, for our own use. We feed the deer and turkeys, along with other animials and birds year around.
My dad still hunts, and traps, and we both just like seeing the animials around the farm.
Glad you liked the photo's,

W.W.    Posted 04-17-2001 at 07:17:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]

are you a doc. or lawyer, or own a oil co.? maybe won the lotery?

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