View Full Version : Sawyer in Hampton Roads, Va
It turns out I have the chance to acquire several large yellow pine logs for free. I live in Norfolk, VA, and would like to find a Sawyer who could saw them up for me. Does anyone have any info / leads on this? I remember a posting a few months ago that a link to a listing - I think Bob Smalser chimed in on this one. Anyway I can't find that link and would appreciate any help.
I have read in several posts that you can call Woodmizer (http://www.woodmizer.com/us/) and they will direct you to owners in your area.
06-09-2011, 09:09 AM
I concur that the WoodMizer link is probably the quickest way to find somebody willing to saw smaller (by commercial standards) quantities of wood. And, if there is metal in the logs that damages a saw blade replacement is about $25.
06-10-2011, 01:53 AM
I found this portable mill operator on the web. Have not used him, but did bookmark it for the pre cut wood they claim to sell.
http://www.richmondrugby.net/lumber.html He's up around Toano.
06-10-2011, 09:25 PM
All I can think is.... Unless they're really exceptional logs, like 34" wide and 30" long, don't waste your time. Summer heat is taking it's toll already. I've seen too many caches of "good boat lumber" that are ate up with powderpost beetles, stained, and otherwise ruined because they were cut/ milled in the summer. An old timer in the barber shop just told me yesterday pretty much the same thing. "You gotta cut 'em in the wintertime when the saps down or it'll never go out of 'em and they'll rot". He was telling me about 2 boards he knew of that were 40" long and 34" wide. "They aint no count", he said. "They don't know how to cut good lumber anymore".
I passed up the chance to cut some Yellow pine like that a few years ago. Kinda glad I did 'cause I wouldn't have used it in time. A huge tree, right on the riverbank. Probably coulda floated it to a sawmill. But the growth rings were pretty wide and it was FULL of sap.
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