This head band-saw and can handle a log up to 67” in diameter. The primary use is to cut live edge slabs and flitch veneer logs that are too large for the circular saw. As MBVC continues to grow, we will do small production runs of boule cut and square edge lumber.
This custom built vacuum kiln can hold up to 5,000BF of lumber. The advantage to vacuum drying as opposed to conventional dry kilns is that you can control the atmosphere with more precision. By applying a vacuum, air (along with moisture) is drawn out of the kiln. The vacuum kilns produce more stable and consistent heat, which is applied to the wood. In turn, this leads to less drying defect, color uniformity and reduced drying times.
This table top leveler can accommodate slabs up to 17’ long and 70” wide. After the slab has been leveled, the sanding backing plate is attached and the slabs are sanded (anywhere from 60 to 120-grit). A slab can typically be completed after 4-6 hours.