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Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« on: March 13, 2007, 10:45:01 AM »
This is video of a sawmill at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, PA.  The qaulity isnt the greatest, it was filmed on a digital camera.  They're sawing up a small walnut log. 

Water Powered Mill

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Theres one more video thats still processing.  Ill post it when I get a chance.

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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 10:48:31 AM »
I forgot to add, its an undershot water wheel and flows at 8900 gpm.

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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 12:05:15 PM »
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I was surprised to see a dragsaw instead of circular but I guess that's what they had in those days.

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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 07:45:26 PM »
My wife and I might get over that way this summer, we'll have to stop and see it.  I have seen photos of those old sash mills, but never saw one in person.  Some used multiple blades and sawed the log in one pass.  Beats a pit saw.   :D
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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 07:50:07 PM »
that's cool :)

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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 08:22:22 PM »
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA, has an up and down sash mill. It's pretty cool. Makes you appreciate what it took to make boards back then, even with water power.


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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 11:56:36 AM »
They only run the mill on special occasions.  Check www.danielboonehomestead.com under the events section and it will tell you when or you can just call the homestead and ask.  It is something to see and experience.  It makes everything shake and to see the water wheel in person is just awesome.

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 12:00:24 PM »
i just checked, they'll be running the mill in july and august, so if you want to see it call ahead and check what times they'll run.

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Re: Water Powered Sawmill With Video
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 06:30:24 PM »
I found another one, look at all the belts  :o. Sure doesn't saw very fast...and I am skeptical about the setworks

Here is another slow mill, me and my little 13 h.p. manual...the setworks are good though and fast. I wasn't making too bad of time sawing 18" wide ash. I don't get in a big hurry about anything anyway, it makes nice boards. 
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