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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.

Sla...

June 9, 2019

When we bought the farm last fall the building that would house the mill had a metal roof and was open on the end and partially on the side.  Other than cleaning out the area the biggest problem I had was the insulation. The building had this paper thin insulation that...

March 8, 2019

This blog post is to accompany my recent video on You-Tube in which I sawed up a small apple log. Below is a pic of the wood hardness scale which is also known as the Janka Scale

The scale was developed as a means for displaying the results of the Janka hardness test. T...

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.

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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...

July 17, 2018

The Timber Frame plans are slowly coming together here at the sawmill. I should have the Wood-Mizer back at home next week just in time to start milling the components. The mill is currently at my friend's farm and will remain there until I finish up a few more Walnut...

July 13, 2018

     Yesterday was an exciting day here at the sawmill. I received a Wood-Mizer BMT150 Setter.  This tool will complete my blade maintenance needs here at the sawmill.  The BMT150  is a manual hand crank tool that sets two teeth at the same time while advancing the bla...

June 2, 2018

Growing up in the mountains of Tennessee I can remember my first encounter with woodworking.  This experience came on a Saturday morning while watching TV on the PBS channel.  I remember watching this guy with a beard build beautiful furniture on these wonderful power...

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