Starting a Portable Sawmill Business

Swedish Homestead: How to Harvest Dead Trees

How should you manage your forest? Simeon Fuchs discusses the benefits of harvesting dead trees and his philosophy of environmental stewardship vs. abandonment.

Swedish Homestead: How to Sawmill a Log from Start to Finish

Simeon Fuchs and his father, Helmut, are experts in operating their fifteen-year-old LT40 Hydraulic sawmill. “We want to demonstrate how to mill a log from the first cut to the end with the bandsaw mill and give you a feel for it,” Simeon says. With one log, Helmut demonstrates his best techniques of sawmilling lumber.

Swedish Homestead: How to Manage a Forest

Simeon Fuchs and his brother, Swedish farmers, tell us how they manage their woods, what principles underlie the thinning of the forest, and how they produce firewood from the harvested birch logs.

Swedish Homestead: How to Operate a Successful Sawmill

We continue to share the Swedish Homestead video series telling about modern farm life. Helmut Fuchs, the founder of Swedish Homestead, shares how hard work made his LT40 sawmill a profitable investment.

Swedish Homestead: How to Afford Your Dream Sawmill

A Swedish homesteader shares three tips that he learned from his father and his own experience to make the right decision when you purchase a sawmill.

Mobile Contract Sawmilling in Scotland

Five tips on contract sawmilling from an experienced Scottish sawmiller. Watch this interview to learn more tips about contract wood cutting with a mobile sawmill.