Bandsaw Milling Workshop

Bandsaw Milling Workshops – March 25 / April 15 / May 7

Having a bandsaw mill on site at a homestead or small farm operation is a major resource, especially considering the unpredictability of lumber costs. We have found that it has been such a valuable asset to have as part of our operation, especially when you are starting out with many building projects.

This spring, we are offering a hands-on workshop and demonstration of our bandsaw mill that we use here at Twisted Roots Farm. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of bandsaw milling with our SMG Champion Hand Push Bandsaw Mill.

Topics will include:

– Safety Considerations
– Log Selection and Sourcing Logs
– Setting up the mill and basic maintenance
– Loading logs on the mill
– Milling techniques and strategies
– Creating various lumber dimensions including lap siding
– Stacking and drying lumber

This is an interactive workshop and all participants will have an opportunity to mill logs and participate in creating lumber. Workshop numbers will be kept small, maximum of 6 people, to accommodate more practical time on the bandsaw mill.

The majority of this workshop will take place outdoors and participants should dress appropriately for the weather. In the case of inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled to a later date.

The workshop will start at 9:00 am, with a break for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Coffee and tea will be available in the Twisted Roots Farm Studio, where we will cover some theory before heading outside to the mill site. The workshop should wrap up by 3 or 4 pm.

Participants will also be required to have steel toe boots and safety glasses to attend. We will provide a safety hat with visor while using the mill as well as ear protection for everyone. Participants must also be 19 years of age or older.

There will be 3 workshops available this spring on the following dates:

Saturday Mar 25, 2023
Saturday April 15, 2023
Sunday May 7, 2023

Cost of the workshop for the day is $60

To register or for more information, send an email to or call 902-302-7005

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