|On Thanksgiving weekend 2006 we sawed up a bunch of
am hauling around 20 10 foot poplar logs. We will pile these down by
the mill until we are ready to saw them.
use one of the farm tractors with a forklift bucket to move our logs and
lumber around. Here is my Dad keeping us supplied with logs on the
younger brother and I are loading a log on the carriage and then cutting
the first slab off it.
have rotated the log for the next cut. My older brother is doing the
off bearing job for us this weekend. I have a rack that he is piling the
slabs on that the loader forks can slip under the slabs and pick them up.
we are cutting off some 2x6s.
are stacking up our freshly sawn lumber. Those boards are heavy!
have loaded on
the carriage the slabs that after we cut them to size will be boards.
Dad has removed a bucket load of slabs from the mill building. I
will saw them up for firewood next year. In the picture to the right,
you can see the piles of slabs waiting to be cut up, also the pile of logs
that are not good enough for the mill that will also be cut into
firewood. In the foreground of the picture you see the exhaust from
the sawdust blower dumping into a trailer so we can haul it away. We
fill the trailer in about 4 hours of sawing.