Nathan Elliott owns and operates Out of the Woods Forestry, which consists of a sawmill, kiln, and woodworking business. OTW is located in the Appalachian Mountain range of Northeast Tennessee.
In the video above, Elliot shows how he gets usable lumber from ugly, low grade logs at his sawmill.
Elliot takes a deep dive into running a sawmill on his Out of the Woods YouTube channel. He's uploaded hundreds of videos, amassing more than 23 million views and 90,000 subscribers. Other videos include Wood-Mizer maintenance, "Was this log worth saving?", and "Buy a sawmill and make your own 2x4s".
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