Sawmill Pricing                                         Effective 01/01/2017

  During my site visit I would be glad to measure your logs, estimate footage, and explain which fees will apply.  I accept cash and credit cards.  No deposit is required but payment is expected when services are rendered.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 
On-Site Setup Fee - $50.00 , with possible milage fee based on distance.

                   Hourly Milling Fee - $65.00 per hour                      

  It is your responsibility to provide someone to remove lumber from the mill. Note:  freshly milled lumber can be quite heavy.  If you plan to mill lumber thicker than 1 1/2" (6/4) you'll probably need an additional helper.    An 8/4x23"x8' walnut plank will weigh about 150 pounds - some species are even heavier.

Site &/or Log Prep Fee - $50.00 per hour

The most efficient milling operations have the logs lined up parallel to the mill location, ready to load without additional preparation.  An hourly fee is charged for moving logs to the loading area, chainsaw trimming of limbs, bucking logs to length, trimming oversized or odd shaped logs to fit on the mill, removing excessive dirt or debris from bark, digging out metal from the log, or relocating the mill after initial setup.

Striking an Object in the Log - $15.00-25.00 per instance

The bandsaw blade is designed for cutting wood only.  Cutting into hard objects such as metal (nails, fencing, etc.), rocks or other objects will damage the blade.  Striking smaller objects may only require a re-sharpening of the blade at a fee of $15 per instance.  Striking more substantial objects may break the blade or shear the teeth from the blade.  In that case, there is a fee of up to $25.00 depending on the service life of the blade.  It is not unusual for lower logs from trees around residences or fences to contain metal.  If you suspect metal in a log, please let me know.  Unless you have lots of logs to choose from, I wouldn't scrap a log due to a potential for metal.  Would you pass on several hundred dollars worth of lumber because is might cost $15 more to mill it?

​I can also provide custom planing services.  My planer accepts lumber with a maximum width of 20".  Lumber must be dry and free of metal like nails or staples.  Planing services are $60.00 per hour with a $20.00 minimum.

Although I do not perform tree services, I may be willing to remove logs and I do purchase delivered logs on occasion.  Please call if you have logs to salvage.  If you have a special project in mind but don't have a log to saw, let me know.  I do have a few sources for logs and might be able to find what you need.

Thanks and God Bless.