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Portable Wood Milling: It?s a Thing.

When we first visited our little house in Michigan, we were in awe of the trees. (Hence, ‘Tree House.’) Our lot is surrounded by mature trees on three sides and there are more than a few giants right on our property. While the majority of our trees are healthy and well-balanced, the enormous Silver Maple that […]
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How Does Portable Wood Milling Work"
The milling process was fairly hands-on in the sense that John worked a Wood-Mizer mill, which is essentially an enormous band saw on wheels. Kim and I helped maneuver logs onto the machine, and then we cleaned, hauled and stacked our lumber after it had been cut. The machine lifts logs onto a stationary cradle and holds them in place, then the saw itself travels down a length of track to cut perfectly measured lumber, wasting only 1/8″ of wood (due to the blade itself) per cut. Nice.
The experience was unlike anything we’ve ever done, but most importantly, it left us with a tangible reminder of one of the reasons we chose this property in the first place. The trees.
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