A collection of posts and information about our saw milling activities and services.
DIY hack – brush sweeps oil from sawmill blades
The Wood-mizer BMS250MU CBN sharpener has plastic cards that you re-position to scrape excess oil from the sawmill blade as the blade is passing through the sharpener. The oil is used to cool the CBN stone and to wash away the excess steel filings from the sharpening process. The cards do a fair job but for a couple reasons these brushes will improve the job.
SENA TuffTalk-M Headsets
The first rule of any partnership… communication. We have been side by side ever since we met in 1990. Well, 95% of the time. And the last 16 years or so, it’s been around loud machinery like wood splitters, chainsaws, firewood processors, table saws etc. Could we get any closer? Of course we could! And did I do something about that? Of course I did! 🙂
Saw milling logs to lumber
We had 2-3/4 cords of softwood logs that had been sitting for a couple years. Past due really. Nothing nice about them, from the age to the dirt and limbs hanging off of them from being harvested with a processor.
Protect your investment
To protect your investment of saw mill blades, we now offer these sturdy wooden boxes. They are made from 1/2 inch thick pine boards right here in our workshop.
Exhaust fan for CBN sharpening machine
The amount of air borne oily mist that is created from the Wood-mizer BMS250S is significant. The design of the machine’s case does less than a desirable job of keeping the mist enclosed. The only way to truly tame it is to create some negative pressure within its environment.
Lumber on board
All aboard! 🙂 This is what 1,453 board feet of spruce and hemlock lumber looks like. A whole bunch of 8ft boards, a pallet of 12ft and some 16ft for good measure.
Rough spruce lumber
The term rough lumber generally refers to fully dimension lumber. Let’s use 2×4’s as an example. While this size lumber at the big box stores are measured at 1.5×3.5 inches, it’s generally called a “2×4”. Why? Well, there are historical reasons, but for now the simple answer is because when the board comes off the mill, it is 2 x 4 inches in size, after which it is planed on 4 sides and dried, thus reducing its dimensions. The lumber produced from this log is double rough, and I’ll explain why.
On This Day in Sawyer History Feb 15th
John H. Diers, of Blakeley, and Oscar Arnson, of St. Paul, Minnesota, assignors to Liberty Power Saw Company, county of Ramsey, Minnesota, a corporation of Minnesota claim to have invented certain and useful improvements on portable power saws. Appication files February 15, 1919. Serial No. 277, 237.
Cracking open some pine
A bit cooler this January Tuesday. -11ºC with the wind chill. Just warm enough at the start of the afternoon to get out and spend the day sawmilling. With sharp blades, big logs and two people, the work seems to cruise right along.
With our skidsteer still down for track repairs, we have to keep moving with deliveries.