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  • Robbinsdale Maple Offcut [Making sure the saw still cuts wide]

    After having taken my sawmill apart to paint it, I wanted to make sure everything went back together correctly and is still calibrated. I saved this offcut from a log I cut about a year ago so I would be able to make a wide......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Aug 10, 2018

    I spent a great few days outdoors cutting up some logs on my sawmill. I made it through the two silver maple logs that I’ve had for about 8 months. They had some amazing color and spalting and the bigger one also included some embedded......

  • Legacy Lumber Sawmill Walk Through

    Paul Lemiski of Canadian Woodworks and Legacy Lumber is a custom furniture maker, saywer, and woodworking instructor. I had the opportunity to visit Paul while I was in Toronto recently. I previously visited him 2 years ago. Paul’s shop and operation has grown substantially in......

  • Canadian Woodworks Shop Walk Through

    Paul Lemiski of Canadian Woodworks and Legacy Lumber is a custom furniture maker, saywer, and woodworking instructor. I had the opportunity to visit Paul while I was in Toronto recently. I previously visited him 2 years ago. Paul’s shop and operation has grown substantially in......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Aug 3, 2018

    I’m back from a quick trip to Toronto and while I was there, I shot a couple videos with Paul. Back in the shop, I added the rails to the sideboard to start framing out the case and outside I moved a big silver maple......

  • Sawhead Lift Motor and Chain Linkage

    This time we’ll install the motor that will drive the sawhead lift and complete the sprocket installation that will route the chain from one lifting column to the other....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – July 25, 2018

    This week I finished getting the mill reassembled to the point it was at last year before I disassembled it and was able to make a test cut. In the shop, I worked on the sideboard by finalizing the leg stock and cutting the grooves......

  • Machine Maintenance – Ask Matt #25

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  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – July 19, 2018

    This week I finished up the linkage for the sawhead lift. I installed the new idle sprockets and mounts onto the mill and reinstalled the roller chain. In the shop, I finalized the part layout for the sideboard and began breaking down the lumber. I......

  • Brass Shavings to Brass Hammer Handle (Resin Casting)

    Brass shavings from the horizontal metal bandsaw + leftover epoxy = brass on brass goodness!...

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – July 11, 2018

    Starting on the next woodworking project: a sideboard made from walnut that I cut with my chainsaw mill a few years ago. Between the rain I’ve been working on the components that will complete the lift linking mechanism on the sawmill. I’ve also been experimenting......

  • Reassembly After Paint – Building a Large Bandsaw Mill – Part 19

    The bandsaw mill has been sitting under a tarp since I took it apart last summer to paint the guards and sawhead beam.  This time, we’ll push forward with the reassembly and start taking care of some small details. ...

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