I started cutting quality logs on my Norwood Lumbermate 2000 sawmill for my own use several years ago. I started doing a few jobs for friends and expanded out from that into portable milling and lumber sales. I hand pick the logs I cut for lumber and decide on how each log should be cut to yield the best lumber. I cut local hardwoods and also cut basswood and butternut logs that I get from Minnesota. I have been doing this long enough to know what to look for in logs to make good lumber and I will not produce lumber that I wouldn't use in my own projects.