[Homestead] Off grid living
genegerue at ruralize.com
Tue Oct 2 20:28:52 EDT 2007
On Oct 2, 2007, at 7:21 PM, Don Bowen KI6DIU wrote:
> At 10/2/2007, you wrote:
>> My balance is toward getting one. After the dollar investment, it
>> needs to produce a substantial amount of usable wood. Serious
>> physical work, not just play. Unless one is just doing it for film.
> It would be hard to justify when lumber can be had as cheap as it
> is there.
There is another factor. With a personal sawmill one can cut large
stuff, like four by sixes, six by eights and larger, that in a lumber
yard would be expensive.
I also contemplate squaring one or two side of a log to use as
interior posts or corner posts. But those cuts are most economically
made with a chainsaw mill.
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