Monthly Archives: July 2018 | Norwood Sawmills

  1. How to Mill Imperfect Logs

    How to Mill Imperfect Logs
    If you mill for profit, getting the best ‘bang for your buck’ means knowing how to mill all kinds of logs with your portable sawmill. While larger scale sawmills will always desire pin straight [boring] logs, your niche can be turning these logs that might otherwise be discarded into beautiful planks & boards that are more interesting to the woodworking market. If you’re milling strictly for your personal use, you probably already know that... 
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  2. 3 Reasons Why Your Lumber Isn't Straight

    3 Reasons Why Your Lumber Isn't Straight

    Processing your logs into boards can dramatically increase their value…if they come out & stay straight! This isn’t always as easy as it sounds -- wood is an extremely complex material to work with—however for the majority of the time, it is one of three things that is causing your lumber to come out warped, cupped, or flared. Here are 3 common causes of less than perfect lumber & how to...

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  3. Sawyer Wisdom: Wise Words from Seasoned Sawyers to Those Just Starting Out with a Portable Sawmill

    Sawyer Wisdom: Wise Words from Seasoned Sawyers to Those Just Starting Out with a Portable Sawmill

    Wisdom is the reward of experience, and it should be shared. Maybe even moreso than putting hundreds of hours on your sawmill, time spent learning from other sawyers may be the best way to take your milling from experienced to professional calibre. We believe in this so much, that we created the Norwood Connect forum over 10 years ago to cultivate a community of sawyers learning from sawyers. With thousands of owners putting endless hours...

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  4. Stickers & Blocking 101: How to Stack & Dry Lumber

    Stickers & Blocking 101: How to Stack & Dry Lumber

    The most valuable lumber you’re ever going to mill isn’t oak, walnut, or even something exotic. The valuable lumber we’re talking about, you will probably never sell a single piece of Stickers! These 1-inch thick pieces of lumber are unsung heroes, responsible for preserving & maximizing the value of your milled lumber. When you air dry your lumber, stickers & blocking...

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