[Homestead] Portable saw mill
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Oct 3 11:18:19 EDT 2007
On Oct 3, 2007, at 10:08 AM, Don Bowen KI6DIU wrote:
> do like his machine. Being able to turn small logs into water
> seems like a very good idea.
Bandsaw mills, especially lighter units, create less-perfect boards
because the band blade is not rigid and when it encounters hard or
soft grain or knots it tends to wander. The heavier blades of more
expensive mills minimize this.
I very much like that with a swing blade mill the log stays in
position while the mill is positioned for the cut you want. I am
especially taken with the opportunity to create more quarter-sawn
lumber, especially for furniture.
Yes, Van Dell, it is worth looking for a used unit. Also worth
spending a day helping the owner cut wood.
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