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Thread: Economics of milling vs store bought hardwoods?

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    I did some badly needed maintenance on the Woodmizer and its working as it should again. New blade guides, new blade wheel belts, and a box of 5 blades = $348.20. I "got out" 10 6x6s, white oak and black locust, plus some 1x6s. I can't pay myself much but I am encouraged. The project is a little barn to park the mill under. If I am going to have the roof on by winter I will have to buy some framing lumber.

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    Yep, those are the prices I'm seeing too.
    I have a feeling that mine will be under a cover this winter, not a solid structure but that's okay.
    I would say 10 6x6's is worth more than the price of 5 blades, so at least you're not loosing money.
    What blades are you using, $350 for a box of 5 is about double what I just paid.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    I hope someone in the DC area snags some of the Yoshino Cherry that is being removed. It is not highly desirable for lumber but would be a fun novelty. Turning the trees into mulch is the plan according to what I heard on NPR.

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    Here is what I got out of our Yoshino Cherry yard tree. I think I will be able to find a spot that will yield a mandolin back and sides. I also have an opportunity to mix up some electric blue epoxy. : )

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    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 06-30-2024 at 6:31 PM.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Weber View Post
    Yep, those are the prices I'm seeing too.
    I have a feeling that mine will be under a cover this winter, not a solid structure but that's okay.
    I would say 10 6x6's is worth more than the price of 5 blades, so at least you're not loosing money.
    What blades are you using, $350 for a box of 5 is about double what I just paid.
    The service kit was more than the blades New blade guides, new blade wheel belts, and a box of 5 blades = $348.20 = Just under $30 each for WoodMizer Double Hards.
    Here is my janky little wood lot and saw shed project.

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    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 06-30-2024 at 6:47 PM.

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