So on a similar subject, does anyone know what the going rate would be for having someone saw my logs into lumber? I need some stuff but do not want to buy due to the above listed facts, and not wanting to pay premium price for marginal lumber. I have a guy about 4 miles from me with a saw mill, he said he would saw what I needed for half the lumber.... That seems way high to me.... Any thoughts?
Depends upon what did he use to charge? 2/3's for him? Seems it would also depend what your cutting. Eg. white oak verses knotty pine verses walnut, along with 8' or 16' are a few factors come to mind.