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5/19/2016
The Wranglerstars recommend a chainsaw mill for timber framing and describe how to get started milling your own lumber.
3/15/2016
How we easily and affordably turn trees on our property into usable lumber with our Alaskan chainsaw mill.
1/25/2016
Are you considering purchasing your own portable sawmill? Learn about some of the challenges and benefits we have found from owning one.
1/5/2016
From decorative signs to nest boxes, there are many ways you can repurpose pallets, lumber, or even logs around your home. Learn about some of the ways you can turn scrap wood into something useful!
8/28/2015
Polyface has an “Unfair Advantage," but the good news is that you do, too! Here, Tim shares his thoughts on how your Unfair Advantage sets you apart from the crowd and bestows gifts on you that you can turn into success. The trick is learning to utilize your own Unfair Advantage.
7/15/2015
As our climate changes, more and more people will find themselves living in fire country. Forest thinning is one of the first and most important jobs in preparing your homestead for fire season. Added benefits include timber for milling, increased bio-diversity and an endless supply of firewood.
11/6/2014
Selecting a tree, reducing it to logs, milling out the logs into lumber and using that lumber for specific projects.
10/22/2014
Building a closet from lumber milled from standing dead trees.
9/8/2014
The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.
8/27/2014
How we convert standing dead trees to usable lumber.
8/20/2014
I love my two-story log cabin, which combines recycled and an array of green building materials.
5/28/2014
If you’re getting ready to build a home or begin a woodworking project, consider building with sustainable wood products. With help from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council databases, you can locate sustainably harvested wood.
3/14/2014
Sawing oversized sycamore logs with my Norwood portable sawmill was a huge job, but yielded a lot of great lumber, and salvaged the logs instead of dozing them into a pile and burning them.
12/30/2013
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
7/19/2013
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
3/8/2013
If you often find yourself in need of lumber for various homestead projects, consider a small, portable sawmill to cut your own lumber. Portable milling equipment makes it possible for you to create dimensioned lumber for all kinds of DIY projects. The videos below show the versatility of portable sawmills in action. You will also discover tips to assist with assembly.
2/6/2013
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
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.
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
6/20/2012
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
5/9/2012
Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
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.
3/5/2012
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
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.
10/11/2010
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.




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