I started doing a little woodworking in 1997, and began accumulating tools. In 1999 I happened onto a 24" diameter walnut log and took it to a local sawmill for milling and became hooked on sawmilling. I bought a Logosol chainsaw sawmill in 2001 and over the years have sawn over 12000bf of mostly 4/4 lumber using a Stihl 066 chainsaw. I also built a solar kiln that year. In 2009 I added an Alaskan 60" chainsaw sawmill powered by a Stihl MS880 and in 2011 I up-graded to a 72" Alaskan with a 6' bar shown at right. In mid 2010 I acquired a used Woodmizer LT40 fully hydraulic bandsaw sawmill and a Nyle L200 kiln. Also, on January 31, 2010 I retired from selling Insurance and became a “full time woodworker”. In December of 2018 I bought a Lucas Dedicated Slabber sawmill with a capacity of cutting a log up to 76" wide and 20' long. One of the benefits of owning my own sawmill is that I can saw any species of tree or log. With a sawmill capability of up to 76" in width there are not many trees in Central Texas that I cannot convert to lumber for your personalized project. I have built custom tables, cabinets, an aspen log bed, mantels, keepsake, jewelry and domino boxes and various other types of custom furniture. I also do woodturning lathe work turning mostly bowls and spindles (table legs).
***The pictures of boards on this website are representative of the types of wood I have on hand OR have had in the past but many boards shown are now sold and therefore no longer available and have been replaced by a continuously changing inventory.
Location: 10 miles NE of Georgetown; 30 miles N. of Austin, 30 miles S of Temple
Bill's Woodshop--From Tree To Finished Product