Out here hauling lumber is impractical as the only time it could be done is winter. Our practical solution was to purchase a sawmill and even though it took a lot of work and many hours we finally got it out here and have put it to work.
This sawmill is a workhorse and very economical to run as it will run for 8 hours on 2 gallons of gas. With all the trees we have here (many standing dead or laying on top of each other from a windstorm many years ago) having a sawmill just makes sense.
Here is a video of the sawmill running. It can be ran by one man but is much quicker when 2 are working together cutting and stacking.
Mike and Papa Fred Milling Lumber
We have used the woodmizer15 to mill lumber for our cabin, outbuildings and even furniture.
Everything here at Two Moose is a family affair. We are so very blessed to live in this beautiful country.
5 thoughts on “Our Woodmizer 15 Sawmill”
So cool on saw mill, wish I had had one of them a long time ago and could have cut wood and built us and Christy a house. I know it is more hard work, but that would be a wonderful feeling that you cut your own wood and then built your own house. 🙂
Your pictures remind me of the days when I was in good enough shape to help build the 5 houses out here on the homestead. “I miss the smell of fresh cut timber…in the morning”.
Pete I bet your just full of great info though so now I know who to turn to if we have questions on building!
You are so talented
Thank you Paul but will tell you its the hubby and my dad with all the talent. Critters are my thing and anything to do with building I am just the gopher but I did build our beds with the help of my 10 year old twins!