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old canadian sawmill, home made.
« on: February 23, 2011, 04:14:48 AM »
here is a pic of the old saw that they had running at the moggill sawmill, it has been unused for 10 years or so,

tanotehr blade gose underneath the blade you can see, it could cut a 4' log clean in half.

a 60hp 3 phase motor on each blade, and motors run hydraulics on the caridge, feed, log turing, conveyers. they had a 130kva and a 50kva motor running the mill.





i have more pics but cant get them to shrink down

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Re: old canadian sawmill, home made.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 07:07:24 AM »
The only way I would run that saw is with a remote camera and controls, from at least a 1/4 mile away.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 08:06:42 AM »
Corley5 needs that saw  ;D :D

 That top saw, did it turn in the oposite direction as the one below, you think so ???
 Kansas  there would be no more danger running this mill set up then a regular sawmill , only difference is the top saw to cut a larger log.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 08:11:24 AM »
That is something.  I wonder if that shaft had any vibration to it? 

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 12:33:51 PM »
 :o   it.s a killer
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Re: old canadian sawmill, home made.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 12:47:44 PM »
Your only looking at parts of a mill. Top saws are very common.  Here are some photos I took of a big one set up at one of our local engine shows.



































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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 12:56:54 PM »
The only way I would run that saw is with a remote camera and controls, from at least a 1/4 mile away.

And about a thousand feet above! :D
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 03:21:18 PM »
Nice pics,Wouldnt mind salvaging something like that,Know where theres some wild cherry it would take one of those to slab rock maple to.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 04:12:15 PM »
Jeff, that saw is the cat's meow. Some fella's are big whooses, eh? :D Wouldn't need it very often in these part now a days, since no one lets trees grow very big before they want to whack them down. ;D :D  8) Never seen one set up around here, lots of circulars, never seen a top saw.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 06:00:40 PM »
Jeff, incredibly great pictures!!! Wouldn't I love to see that in person.   8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »

 Thanks for posting those,  I would like to see one of those too  :)
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 06:20:10 PM »
hey sd levesque lumber runs one of those all the time. i havent seen it but ive run some of their lumber through a planer
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 06:25:58 PM »
So you haven't seen one either.  :D ;) Poke'n at ya. :)
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 06:37:05 PM »
nope . worked on a circle mill when i first got out of highschool but no top saw i  was the tailer and edgerman edger had a hand crank starter i never saw the attraction to circle mills back then. made good money $3.50 hr.
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 08:02:09 PM »
Very impressive pics,Jeff!!! 8) 8)There must be 2 reasons for the roof-1for shade,and 1 to stand on to sharpen the top saw ::) ::)                                                                                                                                                                               Weisey-You prolly want to fix that rig up after seein those pics,huh :) :)   -Buzz
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 04:58:18 AM »
i have a heap more pics of the rest of it, but i cant upload them, for some reason tehre to big and i cant shrink them.

that is what it used to looklike jeff only it had guards and extractors on it. ;D

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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 05:12:53 AM »
That is great pics Jeff. If I was to set that mill up here I would hit a railroad spike or some such thing right in that perfect spot where the blades over lap. ;D
All jokes aside that is very impressive.
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 07:47:35 AM »

  Do  you remember what kind of wood that was Jeff .. sure looks like a pretty grain pattern to it . man thos are nice slabs  :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 08:01:26 AM »
Its cottonwood.
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2011, 08:31:26 AM »
A top saw would be  8) 8) 8) 8)  Ya Marcel I need more junque
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