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Adrien Lapointe
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I have been looking for a good source of wood (other than Lowes and HD) for different projects in the Kingston area.

Are there any small sawmills around?
 
Micky Ewing
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The closest I can come is one near Merrickville. Let me know if that's any good to you and I'll post directions.
 
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Thanks Micky, I actually talked to some people and apparently the best place is Card Lumber in Kingston, north of the 401.
 
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The forestry people have listings of people who have trees for sale and their customers, many of whom are small millers with portable band saw mills. I once bought all of the maple tops from a bush near Kincardine for $5 each. The Ministry of Natural Resources gave me the contact information of the land owner, but had no part in the deal that we made. The most under utilized wood in Ontario, is shag bark hickory. The stuff is super heavy and strong. They were $2 each back in 1985.
 
Micky Ewing
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I found this writeup about an old-timer who, at least until Nov. '08, was operating in your area. You may want to try tracking him down.

http://www.frontenacnews.ca/2008/08-46_nov_20/sawdust.html

[edit] Oops. I see you already posted a reply. Anyway, that's the guy -- Edge Card.

Fancy a guy named Edge getting into the sawmilling business, eh?
 
Adrien Lapointe
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ahaha! That was the link in my post
 
Micky Ewing
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Dale Hodgins wrote:The most under utilized wood in Ontario, is shag bark hickory. The stuff is super heavy and strong. They were $2 each back in 1985.


Hey Dale, fancy you should mention shagbark hickory. I was just out last week hunting down one of the most northern self-perpetuating stands, just the other side of the Ottawa river. I was hoping to collect nuts to plant on my property, but I missed the main nut drop by a couple of weeks it seems. Luckily, an acquaintance got out earlier to collect them and said she'd share some with me. I am hoping to have a food source eventually, but it has not escaped my notice that hickory is an excellent wood for many applications. I guess I should banish any thought of getting rich selling it though.
 
John Gratrick
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I'd say card lumber as well. They can get a bit pricy depending on what you are after but will do custom cuts if you need them.
 
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