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Old 01-19-2021, 10:31 AM   #1
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I couldn't find a local sawmill so my brother and I got one!

Woodland HM130MAX. The capacity is 30in wide and 16 feet long.

The trailer for it got ordered yesterday.

This thing is awesome so far we have cut up a few hundred board ft of oak, cedar, pecan, and walnut and we only have 3hrs on the machine.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:36 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:39 AM   #3
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That is awesomeness! I'd love to have one myself.

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Old 01-19-2021, 10:40 AM   #4
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Sweet! I wish I had one.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:41 AM   #5
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Nice!
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:43 AM   #6
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Nice. Now you just need a 30" planer.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:48 AM   #7
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Nice. Now the Mrs can have you all those cute little wood projects for the house.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:00 AM   #8
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I'm jealous!
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:06 AM   #9
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X2, Man oh Man what I could do with that rig.

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Old 01-19-2021, 11:08 AM   #10
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Looks like you’re already cutting some good wood. I’d love to have a sawmill but I live in the city. Now you need to start selling some slabs to pay that saw off.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:12 AM   #11
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Very cool! I’m ordering one for the ranch. Looks like 11-12 wks for delivery.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:48 AM   #12
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Nice. I've got a smaller woodland mills sawmill. I'm about to order their chipper.
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Old 01-19-2021, 01:01 PM   #13
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Nice. Now you just need a 30" planer.
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Old 01-19-2021, 01:04 PM   #14
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Very cool! Iím ordering one for the ranch. Looks like 11-12 wks for delivery.
If you're talking about woodlands, they said the same thing. but it was delivered in about 10 days. (this was back in November)
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Old 01-19-2021, 01:07 PM   #15
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Nice. Now the Mrs can have you all those cute little wood projects for the house.
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Old 01-19-2021, 01:13 PM   #16
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Old 01-19-2021, 01:37 PM   #17
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Nice. Now you just need a 30" planer.
And a joiner! Nice stuff for sure. I'm jealous!
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:24 PM   #18
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im thinking about buying one for the farm. we have lots and lot's of big cedar that would make some really nice lumber. how difficult was the assembly?
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:27 PM   #19
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I worked at a sawmill during college one summer in Mississippi. From the whole tree, bark and all, to the planning mill and onto the truck. that was one hot summer and long days!!
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:28 PM   #20
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im thinking about buying one for the farm. we have lots and lot's of big cedar that would make some really nice lumber. how difficult was the assembly?
I did it by myself, it took a solid 2 days.
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:29 PM   #21
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:54 PM   #22
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Those are really neat!

I was amazed at how much time I could waste watching guys cut slabs on youtube the 1st time I stumbled onto a video.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:17 PM   #23
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I have a Wood-Mizer LT40HD that I bought 25 years ago and it is still going strong. That machine has made me so much money! The more you use the mill the more neat things you will discover that you can do with it. Have fun!
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:25 PM   #24
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:56 PM   #25
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That's cool, would be nice to have. Where did you find walnut at?
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:34 PM   #26
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What made you go with Woodland Mills? Iíve been looking between them, Timberking and Woodmizer. Planning to start with a trailer mounted version and I canít decide how important the log turners are.
I have piles of white oak and other hardwood logs from blowdown on our property. I feel like I have enough logs stacked to put some hours on a mill to the point Iíd put a dent in the coat is the machine.
Any other advice is appreciated. Iím concerned about accumulating a lot of wood and the space it will take up. Do you sell any wood? Dried or green?
Thanks
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:45 PM   #27
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I have been looking at them pretty hard myself. Should be my next big purchase.

Very nice Sir.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:20 PM   #28
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That's cool, would be nice to have. Where did you find walnut at?
My brother had a walnut tree. I don't imagine I'll find much more walnut around here.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:27 PM   #29
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What made you go with Woodland Mills? Iíve been looking between them, Timberking and Woodmizer. Planning to start with a trailer mounted version and I canít decide how important the log turners are.
I have piles of white oak and other hardwood logs from blowdown on our property. I feel like I have enough logs stacked to put some hours on a mill to the point Iíd put a dent in the coat is the machine.
Any other advice is appreciated. Iím concerned about accumulating a lot of wood and the space it will take up. Do you sell any wood? Dried or green?
Thanks
Cost was the main reason. Not alot of bells and whistles on the woodlands but been happy with it so far.

Haven't sold any yet, still doing research on making a kiln. I make furniture as a side hustle so I'm sure I'll be my biggest customer.

If you want to unload some of that white oak. Let me know!

Currently my two acre lot is filling up fast!
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:20 AM   #30
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I had some trouble finding one when I had an oak cut up and the guy I did find was BUSY!!


Nice machine!
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:26 AM   #31
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Your are infected now. Sawdust in your blood never comes out. Check out the Forestry Forum for good info.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:30 AM   #32
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I might have a big Ash log for you soon.

Now all you need is a log lifter on your flatbed.

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Old 01-20-2021, 08:31 AM   #33
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Let me be the first to ask: can I borrow it? Lol! Very nice and congrats!
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:45 AM   #34
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Old 01-20-2021, 09:28 AM   #35
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Your are infected now. Sawdust in your blood never comes out. Check out the Forestry Forum for good info.
I got that bug a few years ago!!!

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Old 01-20-2021, 09:30 AM   #36
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I might have a big Ash log for you soon.



Now all you need is a log lifter on your flatbed.



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Congrats, you have the easy part done. The next step you face is the handling of large logs. Youíll need a log lift, skid steer, forklift or tractor for that. Safety is important and logs can be very heavy and unpredictable. I work by myself and itís a lot of work wrestling with 1500 lb not round tree trunk.






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What made you go with Woodland Mills? Iíve been looking between them, Timberking and Woodmizer. Planning to start with a trailer mounted version and I canít decide how important the log turners are.
I have piles of white oak and other hardwood logs from blowdown on our property. I feel like I have enough logs stacked to put some hours on a mill to the point Iíd put a dent in the coat is the machine.
Any other advice is appreciated. Iím concerned about accumulating a lot of wood and the space it will take up. Do you sell any wood? Dried or green?
Thanks
After having a mill for awhile now I suggest you get the most saw you can afford. Manual sawing is hard work, any thing that aids in making the job easier will pay for itself. More horse power, log turner, automatic feeds, hydraulic ramps are some things to look at.

A band saw mill is going to take some room. Important to have it sit on a solid level surface. My shop is 3400 soft and I have outgrown it. Thinking about adding 900 more sq ft and set the saw up on that and have a little space to air dry if needed.
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Congrats, you have the easy part done. The next step you face is the handling of large logs. Youíll need a log lift, skid steer, forklift or tractor for that. Safety is important and logs can be very heavy and unpredictable. I work by myself and itís a lot of work wrestling with 1500 lb not round tree trunk.


After having a mill for awhile now I suggest you get the most saw you can afford. Manual sawing is hard work, any thing that aids in making the job easier will pay for itself. More horse power, log turner, automatic feeds, hydraulic ramps are some things to look at.

A band saw mill is going to take some room. Important to have it sit on a solid level surface. My shop is 3400 soft and I have outgrown it. Thinking about adding 900 more sq ft and set the saw up on that and have a little space to air dry if needed.
Yeah, it would be really nice to have this under a lean-to!

We ordered the trailer with the winch to load logs. Hydraulics would be awesome but it was not in the budget.

We loaded a 30 in pecan log about 8ft long the other night, which was the max to load without machinery!
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Congrats, you have the easy part done. The next step you face is the handling of large logs. Youíll need a log lift, skid steer, forklift or tractor for that. Safety is important and logs can be very heavy and unpredictable. I work by myself and itís a lot of work wrestling with 1500 lb not round tree trunk.








After having a mill for awhile now I suggest you get the most saw you can afford. Manual sawing is hard work, any thing that aids in making the job easier will pay for itself. More horse power, log turner, automatic feeds, hydraulic ramps are some things to look at.

A band saw mill is going to take some room. Important to have it sit on a solid level surface. My shop is 3400 soft and I have outgrown it. Thinking about adding 900 more sq ft and set the saw up on that and have a little space to air dry if needed.
Thanks for the insights!
The crazy part is we have a cabinet shop with a large CNC, 24Ē spiral top of the line SCM planer, 53Ē3 head sander, a skid steer along with some space and a place to stack cut wood. I think it would be kind of a cool gimmick to have for our business, not a huge moneymaker, more or less a marketing tool/attention getter and sell some live edge slabs now and then. We surface slabs quite a bit as well as machine in mounting hardware and LED lights. It seems like an easy decision, but Iím dragging my feet buying one wanting to think it all the way through.
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:38 PM   #41
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Nice! I could have fun with a set up like that.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:05 PM   #42
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Looks awesome! I would love to have one!
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Those are really neat!

I was amazed at how much time I could waste watching guys cut slabs on youtube the 1st time I stumbled onto a video.
You and me both!
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That is like WAY too cool!!!
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:55 PM   #45
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Trailer shows up Monday, so we will be mobile!
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:05 PM   #47
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looks like fun
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:16 PM   #48
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You have some neat toys.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:20 PM   #49
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Thats awesome.
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