David Boyt





6/4/2013
Stormy weather, wildlife and observations about trees.
2/22/2013
Hedge (a.k.a. Osage orange, a.k.a. Bodark, a.k.a. horseapple) is a thorny problem, but also a remarkable resource, if you have the means to use it.
11/21/2012
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
11/2/2012
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
10/15/2012
Observations and reminiscences of the 2012 MEN fair in Seven Springs, PA.
9/17/2012
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
8/28/2012
A break from usual blogs to share the celebration of my daughter's wedding.
8/4/2012
Experiences building a water-saving bath house out of salvaged logs.
6/20/2012
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
5/8/2012
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
4/24/2012
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
3/22/2012
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
2/29/2012
A few thoughts about the activities here in southwest Missouri this spring, including plans for a garden, thinning and pruning trees, and salvaging urban logs
2/3/2012
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
1/23/2012
This is a brief description of how to stack lumber so that it dries evenly after sawing. Also description of a chain saw dovetail bench.
12/30/2011
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
12/12/2011
A first blog by sawmiller & long-time homesteader Dave Boyt. A little of my past history, and how I'm using my sawmill.




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