K-10 & Evening Star Road Eudora, KS 66025
Tom The Sawyer
Portable Sawmill Service
Salvaging logs from storm damage or construction sites, I quickly learned that sawing with a bandsaw mill preserved more of that precious resource. I was always on the lookout for someone willing to saw my logs. I would load the logs on a small trailer by hand and haul them home. When I had enough logs to make the trip worthwhile, I would haul them to a bandsaw mill. If I was really fortunate, I would find a portable bandsaw mill that would come to my home and we would mill the logs in my driveway.
As a member of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, I even did a couple of programs on small scale harvesting of local logs, milling, and air drying "Urban Lumber."
In 2009 I retired after 31 years in law enforcement and started looking for a portable sawmill. I bought a Timberking B-20 bandsaw mill in the Fall of 2009 and started custom milling in the Spring of 2010. I still look forward to opening every log. They are like presents, sometimes you get socks, sometimes you get the neatest thing ever !
Being retired enables me to have my own business doing something I really enjoy. I don't have 'business hours' as such. I don't work every day but I will work any day of the week. All of my milling is done by appointment - either at my home or at the client's site. Weekend appointments fill up more quickly, it is easier for my clients to find friends to help out. Weather conditions may restrict when I will mill. Running a sawmill in the mud, snow, bitter cold or extreme heat is no fun and I want your milling day to be a positive experience (and, did I mention, I am retired).
Whether you have a big pile of logs, or perhaps just a sentimental tree that you want to preserve as an heirloom, I will do what I can to get the most suitable boards from your logs.