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RPhillips

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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...


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CL810

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

The Woodmizer website has a list by state.

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#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...

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#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.

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RPhillips

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#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...

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#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.

.

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#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.

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Fenns

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#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

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#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.

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#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...

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#10 posted 02-01-2020 03:54 AM

Contact Roger Bonesteel. He is based in Sellersburg In but has a facility not far from Indy.

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