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Micellanous sawmill photos
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
While we were visting Vancouver Island this summer we stopped at McLeans  Sawmill which was shut down in 1965. It's open to the public as a living museum now and has lots of nice old logging and milling equipment to see.



 

This reminds me of the tracked thing that loggah fixed up

 

 Steam powered planer




 

 Just needs some wax!






 You need more than a 4 wheeler to pull this arch!




 

 Big rig. Couldn't find a name on it.
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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 12:28:10 PM »
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That truck will probly be at 2020 F/F reunion with wax on it. :D
 

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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 11:14:38 PM »
1965 that ol' truck wasn't wedged between two trees.
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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 04:47:24 AM »
Looks like it has less rust than my 2005 Dodge   :^P

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 08:57:14 AM »
Looks like it has less rust than my 2005 Dodge :^P

An my 05 GMC >:(.
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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 09:47:12 AM »
@Ed_K @lxskllr Which one of you can get the trade in first.  
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 09:54:03 AM »
 I'd love to have that truck. We had a hay truck with the head lights on the fenders like that an when we got it loaded we'd ride on the head lights on the way back to the barn ;D.
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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 10:27:40 AM »
Kick the fender on a pre 1948 Dodge truck and see how your foot feels.

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 11:50:19 AM »
I bounced a piece of fire wood off the rear fender on the 95 dodge when the wood slipped out of my hand while I was trying to throw it in from 10 feet away, it didn't leave a mark but I don't know if you could even lean on a fender on a new truck without putting a crease in it.

My uncle would tell me about the 1934 car he had that they would a straighten out nails on the front fender.

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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 10:06:37 PM »
Any more neat pics Florida?
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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 08:02:32 AM »
rubberfish
Of course!

 



This one is in better shape!






 Steam donkey and gin pole




 
Look how thick the door is. This was some sort of cool room or ice house






 Winches, I think. What were these for and how were they used?
 


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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 08:18:24 AM »
 Steam donkey winches?

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 08:29:03 AM »
Cool pics.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 11:42:28 AM »
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I hadn't made the connection but they do look like the ones on this donkey. This one is powered by a flat head V-8 rather than steam.


 This one has a V-8 for power




 
V-8 engine

Would I be correct in assuming that they moved these things by running a cable through the fairlead on the front and winching it through the woods?
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 08:09:31 PM »
Man I love pics of bent up rusty crap.  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2019, 08:41:30 AM »
The 2 trucks in the shed looks like an Ohio pic just out side Coal Run. I had to take a good hard look

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2019, 01:07:24 PM »
The trucks in the shed are in decent shape considering their age and how hard they must have worked.



 This one really looks like a tree fell on it.
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2019, 01:27:54 PM »
Looks like it will buff right out and be good as new.  :D

That V8 looks like someone tried to get it running in the not-to-distant past.  The radiator hose and clamp are mighty new looking.  Did you notice who made the engine?  

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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
As far as I can tell they were still doing demonstrations donkeys 2 years ago. The girl that was working the day we were there told me they had lots of "enthusiasts" who wanted to come run the equipment but that the mill had a broken part they couldn't replace. Sounded fishy to me but she was in no position to know anymore than that.

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Re: Micellanous sawmill photos
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2019, 07:00:11 PM »
I tried calling the phone number (39) on the door of that second truck.  I wanted to know if they'd sell it to me ;D.  Nobody picked up, they must be busy :D
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