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Shupe's Woodworks Open House and Log Sawing Demonstration

  • 03/28/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Near Toledo in Cumberland County

Mark and Patty Shupe’s new sawmill, located on State Hwy 121 just west of Toledo, will be open to the public on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The mill is a family operation which is equipped to saw big logs into lumber products that meet any specifications.  It is a state of the art mill that is able to saw approximately 2500 board feet a day.

The Shupes' will demonstrate sawing logs into end product boards of varying dimensions.  All steps from the beginning to the end of the line will be explained.  All logs are fully utilized, with no waste, making this process as eco-friendly as possible

In addition to seeing a mill in operation, the Shupes have invited several foresters to talk about log and lumber quality.  They will also show examples of different types of saw cuts that enhance the look of finished furniture.

The walk through demonstrations will take about 45 minutes from start to finish.  They will be repeated 3 or 4 times during the day as people come and go.

Mark and Patty will provide handout material that explains their overall operation and costs for their services and products.

The Lincoln Heritage Resource Conservation and Development Council (LHRC&D) along with Tree Farmers and the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will assist with the flow of traffic (parking), the demonstrations and preparing various food items for attendees to purchase at a nominal cost.

These groups, along with the foresters from Cooperative Extension Services, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Consulting Foresters, are all volunteers who are assisting the Shupes promote good forest management which results in high quality woodland products.  Please visit their information tables to pick up handout materials that describe the organizations and their services.

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