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New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:11:43 PM »
Just joined the site recently and wanted to say hello.  I am currently in the process of rebuilding a Lane #1 steam powered sawmill.  The site work is done, and the boiler and steam engine just touched down last week.  Still have lots to do and as soon as I get the hang of posting photos I will post some to the site. Until then just cleaning, sandblasting, and painting some of the pieces.  More to follow. 

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 03:18:00 PM »
I guess i been a member here long enough to welcome ya, anyway welcome . looking forward to the build. and we love pics.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 04:14:14 PM »
Very interested in seeing steam powered anything. 

Thank you.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 04:48:52 PM »
Brian
Welcome to the Forestry Forum.
Click on your user name and the profile will show up there, and you can update it with info and your location. Very helpful.

Pics tutorial found on the "Home" page, near the bottom.

Look forward to your re-build. Sounds very interesting.

How did you come about getting to re-build a steam powered Lane?
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 05:01:00 PM »
i'll be watchen this...
I'm a steam engine builder and collector...

Where are you from ?








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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 05:22:22 PM »
Very interesting project. Looking forward to your progress and pictures. Welcome aboard.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 05:32:00 PM »
Hello metalshaper, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 05:33:25 PM »
Welcome to the FF. Can't wait to see pics! Where are you located?

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 06:25:23 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum. We all love pictures. :)
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 06:32:14 PM »
metalshaper,welcome to the forum. There is another member that likes steam too!!!
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 08:27:29 PM »
You got a lot of attention with the post!  Now bring on those pictures.  Look forward following your work.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2015, 08:44:33 PM »
Shaper, welcome mate, you must be up here in the northeast, Lane mills seldom traveled far from home. I had a steam powered mill for many years and enjoyed it. Had an 8 1/2" x 11" ajax engine on top of a AB Farquar portable boiler. I would run the mill with a Cat. diesel in the winter and the steamer in the summer. Looking forward to your project. Frank C.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 10:53:05 PM »
welcome to the forum.  never ran a steam engine but have mess with a few fairbanks  bot hit-n-miss and governed  good luck and keep us up dated :)
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 12:08:29 PM »
Welcome to the forum metalshaper.  I love steam and hit and miss engines
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 03:12:03 PM »
thanks to everyone for the welcome.  I am located in East Haddam, Connecticut, and am just figuring out how to navigate this site.  I have some photos of the dis assembly and the move to my location and will get them up soon, hang in there while I figure out how to get it done. 

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2015, 05:03:03 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Metalshaper. 

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2015, 05:57:45 PM »
You know I never thought about hooking up one of my engines to the mill
I guess that would not be working but playing.


 

 
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 07:29:44 PM »
Kbeitz,
That is a very cool looking steam tractor.Nice place you have their,looks like you know how to have fun.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2015, 09:15:06 PM »
Anything with steam gets my attention! Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing your pics  :)

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2015, 11:57:18 PM »
Hey metalshaper,

Welcome aboard, I too am a steam sawyer. It's always good to hear about another circle mill coming back to life.

I am anxious to see some pictures and hear more details about your mill. What can you tell us about your engine?

You are in good hands here. This sight is full of individuals who are ready to help you in any way with their veritable storehouse of knowledge. I am no expert but I have a little experience and I'm looking forward to your story.

Alan
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