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Building a Wood Kiln

Learn how to build a wood kiln chamber and start drying lumber in this detailed 10-part video series from Nathan Elliott and Out of the Woods Forestry.


How to Fold and Unfold Bandsaw Blades

Coiling and uncoiling bandsaw blades needs to be done correctly. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to proper blade folding. 


How to Charge for Sawing Services

Learn the three most common methods to charge for sawmilling services including by the hour, by the board foot, and sharing finished lumber.


How to Quarter Saw Lumber

Quartersawn lumber is in great demand from woodworkers, cabinet makers, furniture shops, and craftsmen due to its unique grain patterns. Learn how to quarter saw your logs into lumber with a bandsaw mill.


How to Saw Logs into Lumber

There are many different sawing methods and techniques to turn logs into lumber including live sawing, cant sawing, plain sawing, and grade sawing. To get you started, here is an introductory course in sawing your logs to lumber. 


How To Improve Lumber Sales

Improve sales of lumber and slabs by sharing the unique story of the wood you are selling.


How to Network with Professionals

When’s the last time you talked to an architect, designer, engineer, or contractor who didn’t contact you first? Learn how talking to building professionals will help you gain customers for your sawmill business.


How to Increase Sawmill Blade Life

Eliminate downtime and keep sawing with these 10 helpful tips to increase your bandsaw blade life expectancy.


How to Make a Profit Sharpening Blades

When you're operating a small business, it doesn't take long to realize the difference between just getting by and making a profit comes from the little things like sharpening your own bandsaw blades.


How To Choose a Sawmill Blade Profile

Understanding sawmill blade geometry and terminology can be complex. Here is a crash course in identifying different parts of a bandsaw blade.