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.
We have a sawmill that we use to mill our own lumber. It’s a Woodmiser15 and small as far as sawmills go but when moving it across 2 miles of muddy trails it is HUGE. We brought it as far as we could last spring before the thaw and patiently waited for the rain to stop-finally in September we were able to construct enough road and I use that term loosely-to get it the final 2 miles into our property. It took us almost 3 weeks to accomplish this! We had to dismantle as much as we could then move it slowly and our daily progress was measured in feet. The pictures will tell you more than I ever could.
It was quite the adventure moving the Big Orange Dragon as we had to modify a trailer (numerous times) fix a couple flat tires, and chain a tongue from another trailer to the front of it to attach it to the four wheeler but we accomplished it with lots of prayers and perseverance! (We won’t talk about when I got it stuck and almost rolled the entire thing over onto my dear hubby).
Once we got it home and reassembled she worked like a charm again and we were back to milling lumber for our building needs that are at this point in time seems endless.