I used to buy saw dust from him in the 1980's. He's high tech now with that bandsaw. He used to cut with a vertical saw blade that must have been 2 ft in diameter with individual teeth that were screwed on. Sometimes I would see him at the Pic.
I believe in 2013 when I met him he had stopped working there. That is why the place looks empty. I believe he was in Florida or somewhere down there. He had just come back and was telling us that he was working again at the sawmill. I could be slightly wrong but I am close to the truth.