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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.