Sawing your logs:
You logs can be still be sawed on the stationary mill, the lower cut cost at the mill offsets the cost to move the logs. There are several ways to move logs. Contact me and we can discuss what would work best.
- Logs 8″ and larger are good candidates for sawing.
- Logs cut best when they are green, that means within a few
weeks of felling in the summer and within a few months of felling
in the winter. Logs can be sawed anytime, however, the aging
or the decaying process may lesson the quality of the resulting
boards. Logs even 5 years old are still worth while.
- Keep the logs clean. The forest soil dulls the sawmill blade in a
similar way that it dulls a chain saw blade. Dirty logs need to be
cleaned before they can be sawed.
- Stack the logs in the same direction, large ends together.
- Depending on the time of year it may take 3 months for your new lumber to be dry.
- A simple stacking method is used to promote air around the lumber to
help it dry. ¾ inch square sticks (called stickers) are used to
space out the lumber. I can cut these for you, or you can make
your own. Mid to late summer is the shortest drying period approx. 30 days.