This has been in the works for a long time. I have been talking with my father in law for the past couple of years about getting a sawmill. Well the time has finally arrived! We went to the Kentucky Wood Expo yesterday to pick-up our EZ Boardwalk sawmill. I didn't get any pics from the show I forgot the dang camera. It was neat though. They had lumberjack competitions, skidder, and knuckle boom races. My son really enjoyed crawling all over the heavy equipment they had on display. Some of the chippers were really impressive. The firewood processors were neat. They ruined Lucas though, he thought the only way to split firewood was with a maul. He wanted one bad!
As everyone knows the economy has hit everyone. Several of the guys said the show wasn't as big as it has been in the past. They also told me that they usually alternate the show between Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. I was told they are cutting the show down to every other year and they don't know where they'll have it yet.
A quick word about Edward Zimmerman, the maker of the mill. All I can say is he's a class act. When we got to the show before I introduced myself he was talking with several guys about his mill. One of them said that he had a brand "X" mill and that it was junk compared to his and it also cost more. He had the perfect opportunity to trash the other mills but he never even mentioned the other mill. He just kept on talking about his. I haven't used it yet, but here's a few pictures of my shinny blue mill.