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Greetings from southwest MO

Hello. I'm located near Neosho, in the southwest corner of Missouri. I operate a Norwood portable sawmill, and have milled just about every native species to this area. My main interest is in string instruments (dulcimers, in particular), and look forward to visiting with luthiers, sawyers, and other woodworkers. I manage our family tree farm, so I've got a good resource in timber, but I also salvage a lot of urban timber, as well.


Nothin' to it. All a fella needs is a little brains and enough muscle to keep 'em off the ground. Norwood MX34 portable sawmill, Ford 8N Tractor, Husqvarna chain saws.

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Greetings. My father's side of the family was raised about a hundred, or so, miles North of you... from Sedalia, through Independence, and on down to Raytown and Lee's Summit.
Welcome. Neat looking mill!
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Hello. I'm located near Neosho, in the southwest corner of Missouri.
Welcome to the site. I'm not that far from you and a nephew goes to Crowder College there. I work in Monett & live in Mount Vernon.

If you find any good burls let me know. I'd love to see what I can do with them on my lathe, though I don't use it much.

BTW, what types of wood do you have & is any that is dry for sale? I've been meaning to get down to H&H in Granby but I'd be glad to take a look at your stuff. I'd like some nice 4/4 dry walnut/hickory/cherry for a few projects. Let me know.

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I used to get over that way years ago I worked selling advertising and had to visit a client all the way down in southwest city( a long but beautiful drive ). I used to plan it so I would hit Cotton Eyed Joes for lunch or dinner. I have an in law that has a woodmizer mill that cuts stuff pretty cheap for me.
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Welcome! I enjoy discovering people from a local area with the same interests. Enjoy your time here, lots of knowledge to sort through!
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I've run a sawmill for about 12 years, but would like to be more involved in woodworking. I just now found the forum. My current project is a 6' diameter mulberry tree that came down in a yard in Carthage. Will post photos next week. There is a lot to digest on this site! Burb, I will keep my eye open for burls. Every now and then I find a cherry burl, and have made some amazing turnings out of it. I live about 5 miles east of Crowder. Kelsochris, I've eaten at Cotton Eye Joe's, but it has been years. Nice carving, Bigcouger. I'm not on the forum to sell wood, but leave me a personal message if you're in the area and want to stop by.

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Welcome!
But I'm not in your neighborhood
I've never seen a mulberry that big.
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and I like gnarly wood--outcome is always better than the start.
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Welcome from a fellow newbie! Also, fellow Missourian here... Lee's Summit area. I did go to college in Springfield though.
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Welcome from a fellow newbie! Also, fellow Missourian here... Lee's Summit area. I did go to college in Springfield though.
Which college? We have like 5 in the area

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Which college? We have like 5 in the area
SMSU when I went there. Called MSU currently.
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SMSU when I went there. Called MSU currently.
That would have been my guess. My wife works there. She has for about 12-13 years. My daughter just got accepted there. She's a senior at Greenwood Lab School, which is the high school which is part of MSU.

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norwood saw mill question.

I have a Norwood saw mill. Just put it together and have made 4 2 inch cuts on a piece 16 inch willow and it has been butter. I started to cut a 4 inch thick cut and the blade goes in a few inch's and doesn't want to cut any farther. The blade is new and has been cutting perfect. any ideas?
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I have a Norwood saw mill. Just put it together and have made 4 2 inch cuts on a piece 16 inch willow and it has been butter. I started to cut a 4 inch thick cut and the blade goes in a few inch's and doesn't want to cut any farther. The blade is new and has been cutting perfect. any ideas?

Norwood won't (I at least I don't think so??) be any different that other band mills. I run Norwood's a few times. My guess is your:

1. Bumping into something and not seeing it?

2. There is something in the wood arresting the cut from proceeding?

3. It being willow (I like it but it can be gnarly!!) its binding down on the blade, which willow's can do when moving deeper into the log/bolt.

Those would be my first 3 guesses at what is going on...

Sorry I wasn't of more specific help, but this one is hard to diagnose without being there...

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