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Re: Circular Sawmill
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2012, 08:01:19 PM »
 

  welcome to the forum , looking at your pics they look like my mill . I guess they look a lot alike looking at the husk . I posted another pic of the drum bolt to the track frame

 
old Appomattox Iron Works circle mill.

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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2012, 01:51:58 AM »
Your mill does look very similar to mine.  If you could send me some more pics of it, I would greatly appreciate it.  Especially the drum and cable.  The pulleys on each end of my mill are positioned vertical instead of horizontal.  Has anyone seen this configuration before? What type of powerplant do you use jblair?

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2012, 05:15:59 PM »
 

  

  

  

  I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them , it will be in the drum area . I use a minnie moline 403 power unit with about a 10 inch flat belt pulley running to a 23 inch on the mandrel . mine is just a syp husk , I think , i t's about 85 years old so for me it's hard to tell what kind of wood it is. this is a gasoline model and the manifold is great .
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2012, 04:42:59 PM »
Thanks for the pics, looks like you have a very nice setup. I am considering using white oak to rebuild the husk. Is this a good idea?

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Re: Circular Sawmill
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2012, 02:58:12 AM »
A little history and background:

http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/liddell/liddell.html

A steam engine by Liddell:

http://southeastantiquemachinerysociety.webs.com/aboutus.htm

I looked through my Frick catalog from 1907 and I couldn't find the wood type used, but many of the steam era items were ash but any well seasoned or kiln dried hardwood should do.  A lot of the wooden wheels on steam engines were ash.

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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2012, 09:25:26 AM »
Gday

Welcome to The Forum it looks like you have the makings of a good mill Mate  ;) ;D ;D 8) With frame stock both Frick and Meadows used Southern Yellow Pine for their frame stock as soft woods are Lighter more stable in section size and easier and quicker to dry than hardwoods  ;)

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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2012, 03:22:35 PM »
I've got an old circle blade.  It's not carbide, 40 inch, inch and a half arbor hole.  Looks in good condition to me but I know nothing about them.  Anyone got a use for it?
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2012, 06:02:33 PM »
Inserted teeth?

Puzzled what a "half arbor hole" is??

Can you post a pic for us?
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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012, 06:42:19 PM »
Inserted teeth?

Puzzled what a "half arbor hole" is??

Can you post a pic for us?

"inch-and-a-half" arbor hole.
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2012, 10:10:03 PM »
 8) 8)  Someone else with G 403 Minnie Mo  8) 8)  Mine is on my Corley #5.  I've got the side shields for it.  Is yours gasoline or propane?  I've got a second one that's setup for propane that I want to put in my MM GTB tractor and run it on gasoline  ;) :).  If it's gas is your exhaust manifold still good  ???  I searched for a couple years before I found a good gas one.  Propane ones are easy to come by but will frost up if used with gasoline.

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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2012, 10:31:36 PM »
I love those MM tractors! I got to drive a G950 at one job I had. It reminded me a lot of the Chamberlain Countryman I drove in Victoria.
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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2012, 10:30:47 AM »
"inch and a half arbor hole."     I dont know much about a circle blade but if anyone can use it to mill with, I'd be happy to give it to them.
  My email address is mastermason167@yahoo.com   I'll  can send pictures .  This site doesn't seem to like my phone for uploading pictures.    I will go take some photos right now, send me your email and I will send you some pics.
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2012, 11:26:01 AM »
Sounds like it might be off a Belsaw or similar type of mill.  The heavier mills use a bigger saw, and have a bigger arbor hole.
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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
Have pictures in my phone ,  Also it is 3/16 thick.  I would guess the kerf to be 1/4 give or take a 1/32
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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2012, 07:47:38 AM »
Solomon,the teeth will give it away,are they hooked for ripping or is the face in line with the arbor for crosscut.?Standard for circular mills is 2" Belsaw used there own system 1 3/4". Usally cordwood saws are 1 3/8".Could possibly be for a large edger or some type of swing saw. Frank C.
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2012, 05:39:58 PM »
Send me your email address bandmiller,  I'll send you the pics.   mastermason167@yahoo.com      or      bandmill51@gmail.com
  now that you mention it, its toothed like a cross cut blade.  and the teeth are not all the same.   They are like a skip tooth     pattern on a band blade.
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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2012, 07:46:24 AM »
Solomon,looked at your saw pictures,the blade is set up as a combination saw, teeth for boath cross and rip.My best guess is it was used on a swing saw ether manual or power swing to cut lumber on the tail end of a mill.I had a big tablesaw that would swing a 24" blade but yours is 40" much too large for a table saw.If you could post the pictures here mayby some of the guys would recognize it. Frank C.
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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2012, 10:13:57 PM »
I've tried to post pictures,  the site keep saying the file is to large.  I'm not a computer wiz and got tired of baning my hesd against the wall.  I cant even post a profile pic.
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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2012, 12:04:32 AM »
You need to compress your files.  I suggest you follow this link, it tells you how to do it:

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2012, 07:21:18 PM »
Do any of you guys have any suggestions on a power plant.  A 2 stroke detroit is out of the question, just dont have the money to fork out on one.  I was thinking of using an old ford 7.3 diesel or even a chevy 6.2 hooked to a 4 or 5 speed transmission.  Maybe even an old inline 6 gasser just to get started.  I found two school bus engines that run great (8.2 Detroit, 6.6 Ford) but both have automatic transmissions behind them.  These two motors are also in my price range.  I know the automatic is a problem, any thoughts on how to work around this.  A Rockwell PTO to put on either of these engines is also out of my price range.


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