thinning: logs to the mill - or bring in a portable ??
kmorrisd at aol.com
Sat Aug 8 19:44:01 EST 1998
norm at pdx.wantweb.net wrote
>My question is this: Rather than occasionally send a truck load to the mill,
>is it economically feasible to have our local portable mill guy (bandsaw
>type) cut up the logs right here and then sell the lumber via retail (perhaps
>thru the thrifty ads)? The port. mill guy says he will produce considerably
>more board feet than I will receive from the scaling process. And he can help
>sell it. ??
I seem to be getting more and more requests for this type of information from
landowners. I tend to tell them about what Joe said. But I wonder if that's
good advice for retired people or semi-unemployed people.
Have any foresters or landowners out there actually done business plans for
this type of operation--with costs and returns compared to competitive bid
sales? Or do you have data from actual experience?
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