Logs are chopped into lumber at a sawmill, also referred to as a lumber mill. Modern sawmills utilize a motorized saw to cut logs crosswise to length depending on standard or bespoke sizes and lengthwise to form long pieces. Utilizing the “portable” sawmill is easy. The log is set flat on a steel bed, and the log is chopped horizontally by the operator manually moving the powered saw along the length of the bed. The most basic forms of sawmills have similar horizontal operations to a chainsaw and a specially made jig.
Before the introduction of the sawmill, boards were created by a variety of hand processes, including hewing, riving and planing, and hand sawing, which was often done by two men using a whipsaw, one above and one below in a saw pit. The saw blade experienced a reciprocating motion in place of the wheel’s circular rotation. The saw was generally the only powered device, thus the logs had to be loaded and moved by hand. The development of a mobile carriage, which was also powered by water and used to guide the wood steadily across the saw blade, was an early development.
The boiler was fueled by leftover lumber from the mill. The advent of railroads allowed for the transportation of logs to mills rather than the construction of mills next to navigable rivers. By 1900, the Atlantic Lumber Company in Georgetown, South Carolina, was running the biggest sawmill in the world with logs from the Appalachian Mountains floated down the Pee Dee River. This process has been expedited by the development of electricity and advanced technology in the twentieth century, and the majority of sawmills are now huge, pricey operations where the majority of the work is computerized. A wide variety of forest products are produced using byproducts including sawdust, bark, woodchips, and wood pellets in addition to sawn timber.
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