Good afternoon folks,
I was the lucky recipient of a dastardly deed and hope to capitalize on it.
Last week, somebody dumped the remains of a LARGE maple tree in the
parking lot of our church. It was obviously done by a landscape or tree
removal company that didn't want to pay the county for dumping it. So
to solve that problem, they dumped it where a non-profit church would
have to pay for the removal. Aargh.
Now for the good part. The lower part of the trunk of this tree is 36"
in diameter while a little higher up there is evidence of quilting and
birdseye. Oh yeah, and the church says I can have all I can use since
they wont have to pay as much to have it hauled.
With this in mind, I need to locate a portable sawmill in Northern Va
and am having a tough time trying to find one. The closest I can find
is in Maryland and is over 50 miles away.
There are none listed in the phonebook that I have.
I would jump on whatever you can find. I searched all over the D.C.
Metro area awhile back and found nothing. There was one guy I think, but
for some reason he couldn't do it.
In fact, would you mind giving me the number of the guy you did find?
Could you post the contact you did find.....Not a lot of sawyers in this
area. I have a contact on a golf course who is constanly dumping wood. I'm
tempted to get a woodmizer myself since I could have all I need from the
Try contacting Barbara Gill firstname.lastname@example.org
She's a friend of mine from WoodCentral. I'm not sure exactly where in
VA she is, and I don't know if her mill is portable, but at least
you'll be talking to a sawyer and she may have leads for you if she
can't do it.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
She is in Remlik, just outside of Urbanna. She has a Woodmizer.
Have you ever seen the flooring in their house? Dan did the layout, Barbara
did the milling and cutting. The photos on the web site do not do it
justice. You can find it through www.velvitoil.com Check out their home
page for lots of interesting things. I've spent a few weekends with the
Gills and they are some of the nicest and most interesting people you'll
That's too bad (for the church). I live in Richmond and just had
3,000bf sawn by Skyhawk Custom Sawing (Williamsburg). There was a
sawyer in NoVA but he didn't want to travel to Richmond, which might
be perfect for you. I found them both on www.forestryforum.com
If it's just a little bit you may end up paying a lot for the
transport fee, but at $0.30/bf you can get a darn good deal with even
a few hundred bf.
Then there's always my Alaskan mill...
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