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Forum topic by Alphie posted 01-14-2008 04:45 AM 4228 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2008 04:45 AM

Anyone know of a way to find someone who does portable sawmill work in one’s geographical area? I can’t seem to find one who’s dependable enough to show up. I’ve had one lined up since August 2007, and he said he’d show up before the “snow flies”, but I failed to ask what year. I live in Michigan and the snow has flown a bit already here. Any suggestions? I’m hoping for a possible list on the Internet or some other printed publication.
Thanks, Alphie

-- Tom, Michigan ~ Working with a renewable resource called wood

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 05:14 AM

Good luck. About a year ago I had to have some ash and cherry trees taken down and couldn’t find anyone who would do it. I didn’t cry too hard over the ashes but seeing the cherry cut up into firewood really hurt. I probably should have gotten a chain saw mill and used it to slab out the cherry but that is history now.

By the way welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding experience.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 05:17 AM

Call Woodmizer and ask them for mill owners in your area.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 04:01 PM


I own one and am located in Indiana. Where are you in Michigan?

-- Jeff, Indiana

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 05:23 PM

You are surrounded by hungry sawyers. . I probably know 20 of them personally. Do what Karson said, call Woodmizer.

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#5 posted 01-14-2008 06:41 PM

hello alphie, Thanks you just reminded me about looking in to one of those chain-saw jig for cutting slabs… Good luck with your quest, Patrick

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

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#6 posted 01-14-2008 07:38 PM

Add this link to your list…

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 12:33 AM

I just joined LumberJocks and you all are awesome! Thanks for all your input!


-- Tom, Michigan ~ Working with a renewable resource called wood

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#8 posted 01-15-2008 10:52 PM

welcome aboard Alphe I’m new too and I live east of you in Coldwater Mi

-- grumpa,Michigan

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#9 posted 06-04-2008 05:05 AM

I called Woodmizer and they gave me some contacts. A couple of weeks ago I was able to get the hickory sawed and it’s now drying…...for a long time. Thanks to everyone for the help.

-- Tom, Michigan ~ Working with a renewable resource called wood

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