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Great Old Sawmill Story
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:36:01 PM »
Found this web page about a year ago and forgot about it.  Its a pretty neat story with great pics. Thought I would share, 

http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/sawmill/sawmill.html

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 03:40:46 PM »
Interesting reading. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 04:39:47 PM »
Nice History trip!
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 04:52:10 PM »
That last picture where is says "more than a weeks worth of milling" is probably more than I have cut on my mill since I have had it. Almost two years. Them boys were working.
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Re: Great Old Sawmill Story
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 05:43:47 PM »
The guy obviously got sawdust in his blood from a young age.

From another part of his web page. A homemade wooden band sawmill.  8)



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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 07:40:49 PM »
Great story I liked the old crawler they powered the mill with. I like my bandmill but I love my old frick it's like a way of preserving the past

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 09:18:59 PM »
I started reading it and thought "wow this sounds familiar." Then I realized I had been on his site numerous times checking out his wooden gears and computer stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 11:52:03 PM »
Ifn that old crawler ran and moved it was worth more to a colector than whole opperation. It was grand pa of TD=14 Very sought after unit
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:54:31 AM »
Like the title suggests, that is a great story.  Thanks for sharing.  It's neat to see old pictures like that of a working sawmill.

There is an old sawmill that I drive by when I go up to NH to visit my grandfather.  For as far back as I remember, it was never used, I thought it was abandoned.  Well, about 3 yrs ago, I drove by and there was a stack of logs there.  Someone had got that old mill going again and was using it.  I always want to stop and ask questions when I drive by now, but it is never in use when I go by.  I'm hoping to catch the guy outside someday and maybe he'll let me take a look around.

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 09:05:18 AM »
thanks, I enjoyed that
I cut it twice and it's still too short


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