As you develop your skills and find a market niche, you can increase your output by adding a log deck, hydraulic log handling, support equipment and possibly hiring some help to move and load logs. Portable sawmills often make use of wood, which would otherwise go to waste and sawmilling is actually a green business making use of wood in a very sustainable way.
One of the greenest parts of running a small sawmill is turning “trash” wood into useful lumber.
Of course you can still turn the logs with a cant hook to keep those biceps in shape.
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These custom pieces display the log’s unique spalting, feathering, ambrosia, voids, inclusions, and kno... Is there something better to do with it other than firewood?
Are you looking for an easy way to get lumber out of your log?
There is no need to bet the farm on a sawmill business.
You can start small and run the bandsaw mill as a hobby or to provide lumber for your own building and woodworking projects.
Furthermore, every board produce is one less that will come from a clear-cut commercial harvest. Operating a bandsaw mill makes it economically possible to manage woodlands for sustainable lumber production.
Commercial loggers need between 20 and 60 acres to make it worthwhile to bring in their equipment and typically take all merchantable lumber.