Portable sawmilling in Md. and Va.
We are glad you have come to our site and hope that you find it helpful. Traditionally people have loaded their logs onto a trailer or a flat bed truck and hauled them to a mill. Then after several weeks they get a call to come get their lumber. Then its time to load it back on a trailer and carry it home to stack it.
We save you all of that time and effort. Typically, we will set the mill up next to your pile of logs and with the hydraulic arms of the mill we can lift the log on to the mill bed. The log is then sized up and the slab wood is removed, the computer is then set to the desired thickness and we start to saw quality lumber.
We ask that the logs be as clean as possible and if you suspect that one of them may have metal in it, then let us know ahead of time. It is a lot easier to pull nails from the log then it is to replace a damaged blade. Most folks have a list of the quantity and sizes of the boards that they desire. Please keep in mind that many logs yield less than expected due to hollow spots or decay.
We have set up our mill in many different environments. From city streets to commercial chicken farms on the eastern shore. There is no doubt that we can find a convenient location to saw your logs.
If you are the type that would care to haul your logs and fetch your lumber later, we do saw at our place as well. There is money to be saved by doing this. We respect the other sawmills in the area and do not undercut our neighbors prices. We are competitive in our pricing but we play by the rules.
We saw both hard and softwoods, Flat or quarter saw, post and beam and even mantels. We will saw logs up to 18 feet long and 28 inch in diameter. The mill will handle a little bigger than that, but the truth is that we find that we don't gain much and risk way too much for a little bigger log. If the logs are small we may saw for a predetermined flat rate.
Logs should be arranged so that they are side by side. A slight grade or level ground is fine. If we are to be working on a job site where developers or construction crews are still working, it is best if you have them put your logs to the back corner of the lot so that we will not interfere with construction crews as they come and go.
Our typical work day starts around 7 am. and lasts till dark, weather permitting. We take a very common sense approach to sawing logs. We used a "Woodmizer Lt-40 hydraulic Mill". The computer on the mill allows for accurate and consistent production. The band blade is designed to create less waste thus produces more useful lumber.
We provide the mill and the sawyer. We ask that the customer provide us with at least one person that is able to carry the lumber when it comes off the mill. Two or more people is highly recommended. However, we can provide a crew at reasonable rate.
Our very first job was a huge tree that had been on that farm for over 5 generations and they had come to know it as their family tree. The tree was blown down by a massive storm that ravaged all of southern Maryland. Turning it into firewood was never a option, but how to get it to the mill was a dilemma for the farmer. From this one tree a massive kitchen table and chairs were going to be made so that the family will still be able to share old stories and create memories for generations yet to come.
We cater to all size operations. No matter if you are the person that has a few logs or if you have a site developer and have stacks of logs, We can handle it. We work by appointment and at this time we do not saw year round. We saw logs in the spring and early summer and then again in the fall. If you would like to contact us with any questions or schedule an appointment please feel free to contact us.
Cell phone 281-841-8774