Sawmill and Woodlot Magazine Issue August September 2018

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Publisher's Letter - 3 Great Reasons to Join Us in Ohio

In early October we will be heading to Cambridge, Ohio, to host the 2018 Great Firewood Shoot-Out&tm;, which will take place at the Paul Bunyan Show. Mark your calendars, make your travel plans, and register for the show at!

Is Your Sawmill Bugged?

A look at some of the more common insects a sawmill is likely to encounter before and after sawing and steps to prevent or control them.

Woodpecker News

Covered in this installment: Higher Lumber Prices; Fewer Housing Starts, and Trees and Summer in the City.

The Paul Bunyan Show - The Original American Forestry Show

The Paul Bunyan Show - October 5-7, 2018 Pre-Registration Form and Schedule of Events

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ASK your questions and Sawmill & Woodlot authors will answer them for you. This month's answers are to readers' questions are from Gene Wengert.

Sawmill Reviews

4221E Select Sawmill

Other Editorials


Filling the woodstove with your own wood on a cold winter day gives a similar satisfaction to providing a meal of local fish or game with vegetables from your own garden. A cord of good hardwood equals about 200 gallons of heating oil, so at $200 per cord, wood is quite a bargain.

Tips for Starting a Woodlot from Scratch and Potential Income Sources: Part 2

This installment aims to help you 8 to decide what pattern best suits your lifestyle as well as what the local marketing potential is for wood fiber once it matures.

Avoiding Defects in Lumber Drying is a Pain

As with the prevention of most defects, the more attention you pay to the drying process, the better the quality your final product will be.

Building and Maintaining Woodlot Roads and Trails

The main purpose of woodlot roads and trails is to extract forest products, but many landowners also want other benefits.

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