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Author Topic: Sawmill Service in SW Michigan Wanted - BIG Log  (Read 140 times)

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Sawmill Service in SW Michigan Wanted - BIG Log
« on: June 22, 2018, 08:04:39 AM »
I'm looking to have a large diameter (60"+) red oak log slabbed in Southwest Michigan.

We had some not quite as large logs milled by a local sawyer that we found via the Woodmizer website, but he can't touch anything this size with his equipment.

He mentioned a Lucas mill, and provided a name, but that particular reference will mill logs brought to him, and we have no practical means of moving this log (it's in the 8-10' long range).  

Is there a good resource for locating services?  

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Dave

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Re: Sawmill Service in SW Michigan Wanted - BIG Log
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 09:54:02 AM »
   You might try the Extra button on top here of the FF or look at the WM site under Services for their Pro-Sawyers in your area. 

    Another option might be to talk to local aroborists/tree services and see if they know someone with a mobile slabber that big or see if they have the equipment to load and haul the log to the guy with the stationary slabber. Those slabs will be heavy but a whole lot easier than moving the whole log. You can make several trips with a smaller trailer if you have to once it is broken down into slabs.
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