LumberJocks

Looking for Milling Services in Indianapolis Area

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by RPhillips posted 12-13-2019 12:37 PM 275 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RPhillips's profile

RPhillips

1291 posts in 2441 days


12-13-2019 12:37 PM

I recently had a Walnut tree cut down and I have a 20”D x 8’L section of the trunk I would like to have processed into 2” boards.

Any one know of any small mills that would be willing to do this for me?

Thanks.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...


9 replies so far

View CL810's profile

CL810

3984 posts in 3593 days


#1 posted 12-13-2019 03:10 PM

The Woodmizer website has a list by state.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

View RPhillips's profile

RPhillips

1291 posts in 2441 days


#2 posted 12-15-2019 06:54 PM

Thanks Clayton, was not aware they had such a listing. I reached out to few guys there.

Ironically enough, Woodmizer has a facility a few miles from me.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

View AZWoody's profile

AZWoody

1477 posts in 1829 days


#3 posted 12-15-2019 07:11 PM



Thanks Clayton, was not aware they had such a listing. I reached out to few guys there.

Ironically enough, Woodmizer has a facility a few miles from me.

- RPhillips

I was actually about to write that you should easily find someone as Woodmizer is based there haha.

View RPhillips's profile

RPhillips

1291 posts in 2441 days


#4 posted 01-12-2020 02:51 PM

I have reached out to three different sawyers and not a single reply. I guess I’ll try again in the spring, maybe they are in hibernation.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

View John Smith's profile

John Smith

2133 posts in 768 days


#5 posted 01-12-2020 03:31 PM

Rob – how did you contact them ?
if the company has a phone number, I would try to call them
and hopefully talk with a real live person – I really don’t emailing for info.

.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

View Fenns's profile

Fenns

17 posts in 180 days


#6 posted 01-14-2020 08:46 PM

I had Dan Cassens at Cassens Trees and Lumber up in West Lafayette mill up quite a few logs and he let me help to save some money. He charges by the hour which was $60/hr when I had these done back in 2018, but that number was with me bringing the logs to his location to be cut. Dan is an extremely knowledgeable guy on this topic as he was a professor at Purdue and has published a book on Manufacturing and Marketing Eastern Hardwood Lumber Produced by Thin Kerf Band Mills. He may also travel to your location, but that might be cost prohibitive.

View Fenns's profile

Fenns

17 posts in 180 days


#7 posted 01-14-2020 08:46 PM

Here is a link to his published book that has a TON of great info in it.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/sites/default/files/FNR-435-manufacturing-marketing-thin-kerf.pdf

View Fenns's profile

Fenns

17 posts in 180 days


#8 posted 01-14-2020 08:48 PM

Sorry I should also say (to your earlier point) that he does not cut lumber during the winter. I think it was early April before I could get scheduled with him to get my lumber cut.

View RPhillips's profile

RPhillips

1291 posts in 2441 days


#9 posted 01-19-2020 03:27 PM

Thanks for the feed back.

I made contact via email to the addresses provided through woodmizer. I forget which one, but one of the sawyers was offered milling and kiln drying services which would suit me best. I don’t have a truck or trailer, so I should be able to borrow one to get the log to the site.

I’ll try again in the spring.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com