Now it’s here. A stronger and faster electric saw head that makes the Logosol Sawmill even better. The model is launched just in time for the sawing season. After innovative achievements from Logosol’s product developers the machine includes more benefits than components.
A stone's throw from the entertainment metropolis of Blackpool on the English west coast, there is a man who lives for his chainsaws and a Logosol saw. His name is James Shelliker and made the switch to sculpting from his previous job as a park worker.
What is the best way to learn how to use a Logosol Sawmill?
“You watch Logosol’s films and start sawing,” is Kjell Rogström’s answer. He lives in the village Larsarvet just outside Falun in Sweden.
Ove Benjaminsson was one of the first to understand the possibilities of the Logosol Sawmill. He discovered it on the Swedish forestry exhibition Elmia in 1989. Two years later he bought his own sawmill at the same exhibition. The Logosol Sawmill is still in service.
Many people dream of making a living using machinery from Logosol. Peter Andersson in Vreta Kloster, Östergötland, Sweden, has done just that."The important thing is not the machinery but the business concept and sales," he says.
The new Solo Planer/moulder SH410 is not a substitute for the reliable SH230.It is the first in a new category of joinery machines.The first machine you need, the first machine in the production flow.
Everyone who saws his or her own timber gets amazed by the same thing: Rough logs turning into smooth boards.The designer Anton Alvarez captured the magical moment in a bench, which was shown during the London Design Week at the end of September.
A beautiful floor of hickory was the result when Charlie Griffin and his family decided to complete the floor they started for over 28 years ago.
Logosol was born in a demanding market and the unique demands they encountered have shaped this innovative company. Logosol is now partnering with an equally successful company in the US to extend their brand in the USA.
Jim Birkmeirer of Timbergreen Farm from Spring Green, Wisconsin recently contacted Logosol about a project he was working on with the Kallari Cooperative in Ecuador.
Recently we heard from one M7 owner who had collected a bunch of logs in anticipation of doing a lot of milling, only not to have time to mill up the logs until 2 years later. Rainer Kern called to tell us what he found when he cut into some hardwoods that had lain in place for several years. We discussed the value of spalted wood, and we sent him some reference material on this kind of wood to help him realize what he had found in these old logs. Here is his story:
Logosol continues to be on the move, designing innovative solutions for planning/moulding challenges. When the PH360, Logosol’s largest four-sided planer/moulder, was first released, everyone noticed there was an extra button on the control panel of the PH360. Some people utilized it to control the external chip extractor. However, now the button’s real function is revealed, it’s to control an optional fifth cutter head.
The Bertilsson brothers outside Marma in Sweden, run a diversified business, to say the least of it. Among other things, the offer sawing, planing, moulding and computer support. “We are the modern village smithy, you could say,” says Harry, the oldest of the brothers.
All over Sweden traditional agriculture is being replaced by horse farms. But a horse farm can be so much more than a place where you live with the horses.Christian and Therese Sämberg have horses, but their plans are bigger than that.
It is wise to remove the trees that were felled by the strong winds this winter, otherwise there is a danger of insect infestation in the wood.But how can you easily transport individual trees over logs and rocks?Logosol has the solution, a smart log skidder trailer for four-wheelers.
In Sweden the trend is evident: Young people become more and more interested in crafts of the old times and dream of a life in the country.Three of those are Johannes Kabell, Timothy Ohdin and Per Hansson.They have started a crafts collective and are building a large workshop with the help of their jointly owned sawmill from Logosol.
Tormek’s grinding machines and their method for sharpening edge tools have a solid good reputation all over the world.Here comes their top model in a bespoke version made for Logosol’s customers.
There are not days enough in the year for Anders Assarsson who runs Svenshult’s Sawmill south of Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Even though the largest model of Logosol-Låks frame saw is going at full speed and the neighbours are helping out.Now, the frame saw is to be automated, with the help of a large circular saw.
”Slice up your storm-felled trees! It is done quickly and you preserve all the good qualities of the timber.” This advice comes from Logosol’s founder, Bengt-Olov Byström, who continues thinking small-scale after the hard winds of this winter.
800 million people live in and of the forest. Many are poor and would get a better life if their commodities and work were valued higher.Part of a solution was presented this summer in a one thousand year old church ruin: doubly eco-labelled wooden flooring, produced in southern Chile with equipment from Logosol.
After investing in a sawmill the couple bought a Soloplaner. "A sawmill without a planer, it's like a computer without a printer," says Ronny Karlsson.
What will a boat builder do when he cannot obtain mahogany that is wide enough? He takes his sawmill and goes to the woods.”In the Swedish woods there are several interesting sorts of wood, like oak, elm and ash,” says Johan Nilsson, one of three boat builders behind the company Båthantverkarna (‘The Boat Craftsmen’ in English) in Stockholm.
Just in time for the planing season, Logosol introduces a completely new machine, which combines simplicity with larger size. To those who are already acquainted with the Logosol range of products this is a long-awaited big brother to the popular Logosol SH230, that was introduced more than ten years ago.
Arne Larsson is a man of actions. He seldom regrets anything. Except when he a couple of years ago, cut up a large quantity of alder into firewood.”Alder is the most beautiful sort of wood in the Swedish forests,” says Arne, who recently built a sauna, panelled with spalted and oiled alder.
For the first time in ten years, the wood-processing company Logosol presents a new Logosol Sawmill. The model passes under the name of M8 and includes a number of new modifications. Comfort and performance have been further raised. A new design gives the small sawyer more possibilities for both efficiency and job satisfaction.
The Logosol Sawmill M8 is the new model of the world’s most sold sawmill.
”We collected feedback from Logosol Sawmill owners all over the world,” says the product manager Mattias Byström at Logosol’s headquarters in Sweden.
This year it is the tenth anniversary of the Logosol Sawmill model 7.
Logosol celebrates this by taking the next step in development, the M8. But what happened on the way here?
Boat building has ancient traditions. Lars Wigren belongs to the growing number that carries the traditions on with the help of an own sawmill.
John Haag in Sweden has found his niche in small-scale wood processing. With his two sawmills he started a log home factory. His band sawmill can handle the rough logs, the portable sawmill runs the log house molder.
With his own sawmill, Gerard Saulnier can finally realize his dreams: making logs from the trees growing on the family estate.
Eight Laks saws turned a wrecked pine plantation into profitable forestry with record-low investment costs. The alternative would have been to burn down the whole forest plantation.
A new bimetallic blade with HSS teeth has been developed by Hakansson Sawblades. We visited the company and met CEO Olle Bergren for an interview.
The big challenge when it comes to industrial projects in developing countries is to find simple and durable equipment that give high productivity and quality. Klas Bengtsson in Sweden has made this challenge his mission in life.
A neat sawmill shed was the first project when the family invested in a portable sawmill with log house molder."Here we can produce timber all winter, "says Donald Oberg.
”It takes hardly any time at all to saw and the results are good,” says Michael Högdahl, who makes shooting tower construction kits using a bandsaw on a Logosol sawmill. One of the shooting towers is disguised - as a moose!
Air-drying works well if you are going to use the timber to build a house. But you can’t rely on the spring winds to dry it enough for use in furniture.”It’s the biology that means furniture timber has to be dried artificially,” says Svante Larsson, who together with Leif Mattsson came up with the Sauno wood kiln.
Klaus Kralovec is an artist who has chosen to work in wood. By gluing together different types of woods into blocks and then plane and process the material, he creates beautiful designs and unique products. In his workshop stands a four-sided planer/molder.
France is a country built from stone, brick and, in recent years, concrete. Raymond Herberteau intends to change all that. He may well be a mayor, but he’s going to achieve this change using his own sawmill.
Maggie and Jim Birley started a sawmill more or less by chance. They bought a disused coal mine in order to build a house. The result was Scottish Wood, a growing company with nine employees.
How do you cut an oak log that is one meter in diameter and weighs nearly 2 tons? We used the Big Mill System - see pictures from the big cut!
Alister Lewis builds full timber houses according to customer requirements, right from the cutting of logs. He builds two houses a year, which is enough to keep his company going. "I've never advertised, yet I'm fully booked up," he says.