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    Default Small business idea...

    How well do you think a person could do using a portable bandsaw mill to saw lumber and resell it.
    http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/pr...ge.asp?mi=6944

    Such as this.

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    Default Been done

    Been done and a lot of those businesses fail. Location, location, location. First three rules of establishing a business. You need a reliable source of product, an easy way to move it around and a location close to the market. Otherwise expenses get high.

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    Log prices for good spruce in this state are simply too high. I can buy graded, kiln-dried lumber from Canada for barely more than what quality raw logs cost in this state by the time you get them delivered to you. Couple that with unreliable sources and you've got a failed business on your hands. LOTS of bandsaw mills up in this end of the Mat-Su and NONE of them are working full time...hardly part time.
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    I will not buy bandmill lumber if anything better is available; I have a buddy here who has a Mobile Dimension circular sawmill, and he does alright.
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    as a former owner and operator of a Mobile Di,mension saw, this saw is highly recommended by myself.
    If you get one, buy the boom extension for ripping 20' lumberr/beams.
    I sawed mostly sugar pine.
    Nice stuff. I built a house (4200sf, 3 story) with the insides finished with
    reswan, T&G,planed and rough finish.
    Makes nice lumber and can be ran with one man, who is in excellent shape, btw.
    Try pulling/stacking 2X12X20' boards all day.
    The powerhead will drag the boards back, but YOU have to move/stack.

    set up correctly, this mill can easlily produce 1,000+ lumber in a day.

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    Wow thanks for the help!
    It was an idea of mine.

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