Using a Portable Bandsaw Mill
Watch how a portable bandsaw mill is used to create furniture-grade lumber from local trees
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Watch over the shoulder of furniture and cabinet maker John Ogden as he puts his portable bandsaw mill to work cutting fresh lumber from a plot of land near his Vermont home. Mill operator Cameron Chalmers, Odgen’s brother-in-law and milling partner, demonstrates how to use a Wood-Mizer portable mill to cut up a tree into furniture-grade lumber, first milling the log into a square billet, then slicing it into 8/4 in. thick lumber.
Do try this at home
If you’re interested in turning your backyard trees into lumber, Wood-Mizer maintains a list of sawyers around the country who do small, on-site custom milling. You can find a sawyer in your area by calling Wood-Mizer’s free hotline at 1-800-553-0182.
Make your own lumber. A portable bandsaw mill can be easily towed and set up on site.
The cost of milling local trees varies by area. Sawyers may…