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Posted on Urban Lumber Re-use coming to TX & Woodmizer WM1000 has arrived!!

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#1 posted 10-22-2017 02:35 PM

I hope this works out for you. It has always bothered me to see trees just thrown away and I have toyed with the idea of getting a small portable mill to turn some of it into lumber. It would seem that pruning services would jump at the chance to save a few bucks donating wood rather than having paying to dump it. I frequently stop to pick up some small pieces that I can mill on my bandsaw but I can only handle so much. Here in Plano, TX, they at least turn it into mulch or compost for reuse instead of taking it to the landfill but I see lots of great wood go to the chipper. Last time I dropped off some brush at the dump, I came back with some pretty nice chunks of wood.

I am curious what types of wood you expect to have. In Austin, it would seem that you would frequently see cedar, live oak and mesquite as natives. I noticed that you show some walnut on your Facebook page which is not the most common wood in the Austin area. Where did you get that from?

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