After removing distressed trees from the forest a couple of times, we have enough logs to have a sawyer with a portable Wood-Mizer band sawmill spend the day milling them up into boards. This was the longest we have ever sawed for in a single day. We went from 8am until 8:30pm with just an hour break for lunch. We had 2 stacks of logs: one stack was all cherry, and the other was a mix of ash, maple, box elder, and some more cherry. There were around 60 logs when we started and we ended up with about 10 left.
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Once it’s up there the hydraulic clamp clamps the log in place against the side supports.The goal of these first cuts is to turn the log into a cant which is essentially a beam.