SHOP/SAWMILL

I am very proud of my shop and would like to take you on a tour.  You can scroll through the images below or click on any image for a close up tour that includes descriptions of the different areas when you place the pointer over an image.  You can move forward and back by selecting the arrow located in the middle of the right and left edges of the image.  An arrow becomes visible when you move your pointer toward one of the edges.  To return to this page just click on the X in the upper right hand corner of any image.  Enjoy!

If you scroll down the page you will find a couple of photos of my homemade band saw mill.    It doesn’t look this pretty anymore but it still cuts great.   Most of the mill was built with salvaged materials or items purchased at auction sales.  There is a hydraulic lift to load the logs on the mill and the 20 hp Honda engine makes short work of most logs. 

I get a great deal of pleasure milling logs to lumber.  You can’t beat the smell of freshly cut timber.   Most of the wood I use for woodworking is locally harvested or salvaged from tree removal operations in our area.  Whenever I get the opportunity I try and salvage any large diameter ash, oak, birch, elm or maple logs I come across.   It’s really a heartbreaking sight when I see large valuable timber get cut up into firewood or bulldozed into windrows.  Unfortunately it is not an uncommon practice mainly because it is the easiest solution to remove unwanted logs.  This is why I take great pride in knowing the logs I salvage are being responsibly used.  So anyone with unwanted large diameter logs who don’t want to see them end up in the fire pit, please give me a call and I will happily haul them away for you.

Turning logs into valuable lumber!  If you happen to come across some found logs and want them milled dj Graham Woodworks offers sawmill cutting and milling services.  My band saw mill can handle logs up to 30” in diameter, 16’ in length and from 1 to 9 inches thick.  The mill is portable so it can be brought to the customer’s logs or you can bring them to me for on-site cutting.  Both softwoods and hardwoods can be milled.  Travel and setup costs may apply for offsite milling.