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Montana Sawyer
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Logosol Sauno Kiln Questions


I have recently purchased a lightly used LM2000 mill. I have milled for several years using a Alaskan Mill, but age has caught up with me so I am happy to have found this Norwood mill.

As part of my milling and drying upgrad I have pretty much decided to purchase a Logosol Sauno Kiln. Any one out there that has experience with this Kiln I would appreciate your input.

 My biggest question is that in Logosol's plan for actually building the Kiln box they specify the following:



Dow Solimate, 300 BE.A.N,

Paroc Ecoprim 957-00 or similar insulation boards with compressive strength of about

300kN/m² ( 0,3N/mm²) or more.


 This is a European specification and I can not find this product in the US. This is not styrofoam insulation, note the high compressive weight. If any of you have built one of these kilns can you please let me know what and where you purchased the equivilent I would appreciate it.



J R in Missouri
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I am sure this is a polystrene type insulation .  Look up Baileys On Line for their PDF on making the Logosol Sauno Kiln


2000 Norwood Lumbermate Mark IV and Lester (Sawwood}

maynard nordmoe
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Is your Logosol up and running now?  I have several questions on construction and operation.

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An average piece of lumber contains approximately 50% water. If you were to add enough nails to a board to where it was only nail-able, then you would have driven out almost half of its moisture content. Sticking lumber is a technique used to remove some of those nailing holes, thus removing some of the weight of the board and making it easier to handle. To accomplish this task, you need the following tools:
• Hammer
• Nail set
• Sticks
• A place to work at
The first step is to determine how many sticks to take away. You want to make sure you do not remove too much wood, however, if they are just barely sticking, you should just remove them. Next, you need to determine how many boards you need to get rid of. There are several ways to do this. One way is to use a tape measure and measure along each side of the board you plan to remove the nails from. Then, the number of sticks you took off will equal the amount of board you are going to cut down. Another good way to figure this out is to count the nails on one side of the board, divide that total number by 2, and subtract 10 nails from that. Now, you know how many sticks you need to remove.
After determining the number of sticks you want to remove, you need to go back home and gather these materials. You will start by getting a hammer. The type you use does not matter; however, you may want to take note of what kind of nails you use. After you get a hammer, you will need to grab a nail set. Make sure you pick a size that will fit the nails on your board. You will also need a couple of stakes. As mentioned before, you want to make sure that you don't take away too much wood from the board. Therefore, you will need two stakes. Finally, you need to find somewhere safe to work at. It is recommended to keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Once you are ready to begin working, you can now head back to the shop or house and get started.
A typical board might have anywhere between 20 to 80 nails. To remove these, you will need to drive the stake into the ground about 6 inches deep. Be careful not to hit any underground pipes. Next, you will use the hammer to strike the nails. Do this until the entire board is covered in nails. At this point, you will need to remove the nails from the board using the nail set. As you remove each nail, you will repeat the same steps. First, you will pound the nail flush into the board, then you will pull the top layer of nails off, and finally you will remove the bottom layer of nails. Repeat this process until you have removed all the nails. When you finish removing the last set of nails, you will need to move the board onto the second set of stakes. Be sure to stagger the placement of the stakes so that the board doesn't fall over. Once you are done placing the stakes, you will need to repeat the same steps for the rest of the boards.