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...

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 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...

November 8, 2017

My experience of using the Stihl 2 and Chain sharpener. The best way to sharpen a chainsaw.

June 12, 2017

This should be a good productive week. The weather looks good and the work on hand is more than enough to keep me busy.  I hope this week to recover the last of the hemlock logs that I started on last week. Due to weather and family obligations I have only been able to...

June 11, 2017

live in Northeast TN in a small town. I think the population for the city I live just outside of is around 55k.  Over the past few years since beginning my sawmill business there has been one species of tree that I get more request for than any other.

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