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Title: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 07, 2019, 01:02:20 PM
Looking for information, photos and advice on this mill. I’ve looked everywhere online and can’t seem to find information on these mills.

  About 5 months ago I came into my grandfather old sawmill that I had been after for awhile. I’m trying to get it back into running usable shape. I myself have been around sawmills my whole life just never really ran one up until recently. I grew up watching my grandfather run a meadows portable and would work summers behind it stacking and driving the loader. He got out of sawing around 2011. I bought a woodmizer lt-15 new in 2016 trying to get back into it the family tradition. As much as I like my band mill I wanted a circle mill as that was what I had seen growing up. Long story short my grandfather had sold one of his sawmobiles to his friend and he kept running it up until the middle of 2018, he had bought a less whore out mill. I was able to bring the old mill home and I’m now trying to fix it up. I wasn’t really around when he ran it. was wondering if anyone still ran these old mills as I haven’t been able to find any information on them. I’ll attach some photos as soon as I figure out how to properly use the forum.

Thanks
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: dgdrls on September 07, 2019, 04:41:48 PM
Welcome  Scarnhorst91.

look forward to seeing your mill.

I used the google machine and found these images


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Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Ron Wenrich on September 09, 2019, 10:37:52 AM
That looks pretty much like a Jackson mill.  I run one of those for many years, and it was a portable automatic.  They made portable hand mills back in the '50s.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: luap on September 09, 2019, 12:40:00 PM
Interesting how google works. Your photos are of a mill for sale on UP cl located in Menominee county.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Banjo picker on September 09, 2019, 02:43:00 PM
Used to be a sawmill manufacturer in Corinth Mississippi.   Bet it was made there.  The old building was tore down several years ago.  Corinth is about 20 miles west of me.  There is still a manufacturer in Corinth but I dont think it is the same people.  I buy my banding from them
  Banjo
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 09, 2019, 05:01:58 PM
Thanks for the welcome and the photos, looks a lot like my mill. Been trying to figure out how to upload my photos but I can’t seem to. Is there a secret button somewhere? I’m using a iPhone to post.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: btulloh on September 09, 2019, 05:24:12 PM
That’s a popular question.  :)

Down at the bottom of the last forum you’ll find “how to post photos”. It’s very helpful. There is a little learning curve. 

I find it a little more difficult from the iPhone. It’s easier to see what you’re doing on a desktop or an iPad. 

It’s probably better to switch from the mobile site to the full site on your phone for posting pictures. 

It’s really not that bad, it’s just a learning curve. You’ll figure it out.  8)
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 09, 2019, 06:09:42 PM
I believe I’ve figured out the photos. I’ve attached a couple photos of my mill. It’s a work in progress.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 09, 2019, 06:12:44 PM
Yeah I’ll have to check it out. I keep having trouble with the file types not being compatible. I tried uploading some idk if anyone else can see them though. I appreciate the advice!
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: btulloh on September 09, 2019, 06:29:04 PM
Progress!

Some file types are not acceptable, but the main ones are. 

Just another hint before you get scolded: links are not allowed. You need to put the picture in your post. 
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 09, 2019, 06:53:20 PM
 
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Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: doc henderson on September 09, 2019, 06:56:56 PM
 8) smiley_clapping smiley_wavy  good job!
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: btulloh on September 09, 2019, 07:07:53 PM
I see it comes with refreshments 
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: doc henderson on September 09, 2019, 07:34:22 PM
and entertainment, satellite tv
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Magicman on September 09, 2019, 07:47:36 PM
Congrats on getting the sawmill and posting the pictures.

Note that you would need to either post or delete any uploaded photos that you have not posted.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Dana Stanley on September 10, 2019, 07:26:44 AM
That's a dandy! I can't for the life of me see how it works, but it looks well maintained. Can't wait to see what you can do with it.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Ron Wenrich on September 10, 2019, 12:40:31 PM
When we made our portable stationary, we put it on a concrete slab.  Way easier than blocking and you didn't have to worry about wet conditions.  We also had outriggers for support.  
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Nebraska on September 10, 2019, 05:30:35 PM
Yep, that should be video worthy. When you get it running.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: dgdrls on September 10, 2019, 06:11:16 PM
Interesting how google works. Your photos are of a mill for sale on UP cl located in Menominee county.
:-X :-X :-X  :)
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Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Woodpecker52 on September 10, 2019, 06:22:46 PM
Nice mill and powered right, GM Detroit diesel, looks like a 671 " Big Bertha". Loved to open up the side cylinder covers and look inside.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: BUGGUTZ on September 10, 2019, 08:15:15 PM
Oh Man! That is awesome! I'm a bit jealous of the Jimmy.
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 11, 2019, 08:26:06 PM
  Hello all, took some photos today to kind of show how the mill works. Seeing a meadow carriage growing up this mill does look really different compared to that. Instead of having wheels on the  carriage it has roller bearings for a track, I looked up Jackson Lumber harvester as mentioned above and it is a spot on twin. (Beside being a left handed mill)???  The photos I posted are misleading, the mill is very used, mostly the head blocks and set work are “usable” at best. I painted it as soon as I got it. I only have a little Lincoln 220 welder that’s why it by my house now. In the photos I’ve added it shows the carriage on both ends of the mill. It’s easier to see that way. Btw the power unit is a Detroit 4-71. Hope it can pull it!
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Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 13, 2019, 07:29:01 PM
Update, I got a meadows stand rule today!!... I also had a question if anyone could help? My mill was converted to hydraulic feed along time ago but the control valve is gone. I was told that if you didn’t have special kind of valve you’d break cables all the time on the carriage. Does anyone know off hand what kind of control valve I’d need to get? Thanks!! 
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Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: moodnacreek on September 13, 2019, 09:19:10 PM
What they are saying is you want a motor spool style valve. This should allow the carriage to coast when the valve is in neutral. This is the way a mechanical feed works. You use the opposite direction for a brake. I am not sure that this is the absolute best valve to have but they are not really that expensive and it's always nice to have a new spool valve that does not leak. Surplus center is where I would buy it.   Keep you ears open to other suggestions as I would think some valves throttle better than others. [ and keep us posted]
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Scarnhorst91 on September 14, 2019, 04:40:38 PM
Yeah that makes sense,a sudden stop would be hard on the old carriage. I watched a few videos on different types of control valves but wasn’t sure which kind sawmills used. I’ll be sure to check that place out that you mentioned. I’m hoping for a “best cheap” valve. I went to rural king just to kind of see what they carried and prices. I don’t think they can help me....lol
Title: Re: Corinth portable sawmill- “Sawmobile”
Post by: Ron Wenrich on September 14, 2019, 05:55:20 PM
I had a guy that had taught hydraulics doing mill maintenance for me.  Before that, I would go to a hydraulic shop to pick their brain.  I got lots of good info and they usually set me up with what I needed.  Farm implement shops are often decent in their hydraulic knowledge and sometimes have some used stuff.  

Moodnacreek is correct about how it works.  I think what you want is a motor spool valve.  That allows the hydraulic to go to tank when not in use and that allows it to float.