Wood-Mizer introduces the CookieMizer clamping jig for safely and efficiently sawing wood ‘cookies’ — slices of wood from a log round — with a portable sawmill.
The patent-pending CookieMizer is the first sawmill attachment of its kind and joins the Wood-Mizer range of other popular sawmill attachments that make it possible to produce wood shingles, siding, posts, beams, and more.
The CookieMizer attaches directly to a sawmill bed and uses one adjustable and one fixed clamp to secure log rounds in an upright position; it can be used with log rounds up to 20 inches in diameter. Once the log round is secured, the sawmill head travels as normal and the blade cuts through the log to produce wood cookies with each pass at the desired height.
The unique clamping system allows for final cuts within 1-½-inches of the base in order to produce the most cookies possible out of each log round.
The CookieMizer eliminates the need to inefficiently make a temporary jig each time there is a need to cut wood cookies on a sawmill.
With wood cookies increasing in popularity for decoration, small tabletops and other woodworking projects, the CookieMizer is a simple and profitable way to increase the value of short log rounds by turning them into marketable products.
Priced starting at $495, the CookieMizer is compatible with Wood-Mizer sawmills, and multiple mount options are available for other sawmill brands.
“Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best-in-class products for sawmillers and woodworkers throughout the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. “With the increased demand for wood cookies in the industry, the CookieMizer makes sawing cookies safe and efficient for portable sawmill owners looking to increase value from their short logs.”
The CookieMizer ships on a single pallet and requires minimal assembly and set-up time.
For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact a local Wood-Mizer representative.