Dale Hodgins wrote:
I asked if his wife would have a problem with this. He just smiled and said, "she knows me by now" which I took to mean that the state of the yard is not her business .
Lloyd George wrote:Buying my little woodmizer is just about the best money I ever spent...
Dale Hodgins wrote:4. Why are there 2 Ls in Lloyd when one would do the trick ?
A sawmill is a ways off for me. I'm waiting until I stumble into enough wood to pay for it quickly. There are lots of small mills around here, so they often enter the used market. Often,perfectly good stuff comes available because the owner isn't goood at some aspect of the business. Some guys aren't resourceful when it comes to finding logs, some have no idea of how to market their product, others drink to excess. I'll wait a while and see what comes available.
Fred Morgan wrote:Dale, if you really want to get into making sawdust, I suggest you go to the forestry forum. Great group of people and all the info in the world. Aside from many of them liking grits, I can't think of a thing wrong with them... (old joke on that forum)
Though I own six sawmills (at least), you will do better asking the group.
Fred Morgan wrote:Good idea, also you should apprentice for a while with a good sawyer. If you want to waste a lot of wood, learn by yourself, but otherwise, I suggest to get with someone who knows what quarter sawing is, for example. It isn't as simple as just sawing.
Northern woods can be a challenge due to seasonal stress in the wood. Tropical woods are different, but even here, a knowledgeable sawyer makes all the difference.
Once you get a good whack of logs, you might see if someone will cut on shares, and you can help for the experience.