Bill used his Lucas mill to cut the lumber and posts and beams for a workshop, a house and a storage shed. He offered on-site custom sawing but it was labor intensive, and not profitable enough when working solo. He moved on to other pursuits, but continued to saw lumber for his ongoing projects.
“We cut 8” x 16” beams for the house and had to manually turn the Lucas saw head every beam. Now I make those same beams by myself with the Peterson sawmill’s ability to double cut without delay.”
In 2014, he was milling more frequently. A local logger cutting a wood tract up the road had offered to drop off logs suitable for railroad ties. Interested in giving it a go Bill decided ties would be too time and labor intensive to cut on the Lucas.
Someone was selling their Peterson 8” swingblade, and he jumped at the chance to own one. “The Lucas was fine when I was a younger man. Now with the Peterson Portable Sawmill I get more done with less effort, by myself.”