June 10, 2019

One of the most common questions I get through my You Tube channel is about pricing of wood.  I would wager that I get around 3 to 5 emails/DMs/text messages every week about the topic. I hope that this blog post will serve as a reference that I can point people to whe...

June 9, 2019

This week we are unloading the kiln which has around 300 board feet of walnut that has been dried.  All slabs have been tried to atleast 8% Moisture Content.  Slabs vary in length and width but are mostly around 8/4. Most are live edge and have lots of figure.


August 5, 2018

After months of planning I have finally finished the plans for my Timber Frame Style Cabin. At first this was going to be a Timber Frame build but it has changed to one that also incorporates a log cabin style. The inspiration for this build comes from a few books and...

August 4, 2018

Thanks for checking out my blog. If this is your first time here be sure to subscribe. I post content here that sometimes never makes it to You-Tube.

Also before we begin I want to thank my patreons for their support. If you want to help support my You-Tube channel then...

July 25, 2018

I uploaded a short video today that I wanted to share on here in case you didn't see it on You-Tube.  It is a brief speech given by Scott Nearing while he worked in a small firewood pile on his farm a long time ago. It is some footage that I had obtained a few months a...

May 31, 2018

     As you can see in the photo below summer is on the horizon and the forest is once again green and showing signs of life. I didn't take this photo but it is one of my favorites. 

     The past few weeks here at the sawmill have been pretty slow. I wil...

May 16, 2018

This blog entry comes to you from a rainy day here in the Tennessee mountains. I had planned on a lot of saw-milling this week but the weather has not cooperated. After Mondays sawing video we have been in another torrential down pour. As soon as the weather improves I...

April 23, 2018

     Good evening OTW community.  I have had a lot on my plate the last few days and spent the last week after returning from Georgia taking care of some matters than needed attention here at the sawmill.  I wanted to share some photos from the sawing event in Georgia...

March 22, 2018

Thanks for coming back to the blog. I appreciate the time you take out of your day to not only watch my videos on You-Tube but also to read my blog.  I have also added a comment section to the blog for any questions/feedback from the reading. Feel free to leave me a co...

March 20, 2018

I have been getting request lately to further explain the concepts of drying lumber. Instead of doing a video on this topic which would consist of me just talking in front of the camera I have chosen to do a blog entry series instead.  I am also considering writing an...

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