It's getting about time to log off the family land again. We luck out and my brother is a log buyer so it takes a lot of the guess work out of the experience. But this also throws a wrench in me and my fathers desire to be more independent and do stuff ourselves. So he wont help us in our desire to mill out a few boards ourselves. He say just to buy the boards and be done with it. We don't have the money or the desire to purchase a full size mill. I don't think we would get the use out of it to justify the purchase. We just want a few boards to mess around with. Realistically talking would be 4-8 logs a year, all hard wood for specialty projects nothing for building. So we are leaning on getting an Alaskan mill. If anyone has any experience on the topic it would be greatly appreciated. I also don't know much about drying it. I read/watched some online about putting it your basement for a winter and that usually was enough to dry it out. I think that might work for my situation considering my water heater is a dehumidifier and wouldn't cost me anymore money to run.