New to the forum. Any of you all have saw mills? I have a Hudson Oscar 328. I recently finished clearing and excavating a 2ish acre area to include space to separate timber and an area to stock pile lumber. Central to it is the permanently mounted mill with with 12 foot bunks level with the mill and enough room for the excavator and tractor to maneuver around the yard. I am currently sawing timbers in order to build a timber frame home on the homestead. I am interested in other peoples setups and configurations. I will post a photo of mine shortly.
Post by farmertrappe on Sept 16, 2015 15:18:59 GMT -5
Welcome to the Swamp and good luck with your project. The satisfaction of milling your own lumber for your home will be incredible. My only saw milling experience started and ended when the gentleman came a cut up some pine and oak for me years ago.
I have a bandmill, not a well known name brand. Was manufactured by a machinist in Ontario, Canada, not far from me. Powered by a 20 hp onan gas engine . Will cut 20 foot logs, up to 26 inch, in diameter, but don't like them that large. Has hydraulic log loader, turner, toe board, adjustable log supports and clamps. Quite happy with it, just bought new Cooks blade guides. My old ones were completely wore out, and allowed the blade to wander. Cut mostly hardwoods, but some pine poplar and basswood as well.
Have a Nyle 50 dry kiln that does about 1000 feet in a load. Sell some lumber, mostly to cabinet makers and hobby folks.
I treat it mostly as a hobby now , as I can't take the sluggin anymore.. Have fun with your mill and projects.
Have a small bandmill saws 18 in wide boards do a lot of tree removals so got sick of hauling soft wood to the dump.Dad has a nicer mill that can saw wider boards.Timber king,mine is a used baker picked up for 1100 dollars.Best investment ever.