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« on: March 11, 2014, 04:51:44 PM »
Hi, I am a new member here. I joined because I volunteer at a historic water powered sawmill in my area. I started last summer and hope to begin my sawyer training this spring. So basically what I'm doing is surfing the various boards and gleaning information as I can.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 05:10:24 PM »
Hello Brian and Welcome to the Forestry forum.   :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 05:18:31 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 06:29:29 PM »
Brianwsinclar,
Welcome to the Forum, the learningest place on the web. That mill sounds awesome. I have seen a video on U-tube about a water powered mill, that was a vertical blade like a crosscut saw. It operated in an up and down motion with a type of walking beam. Very interesting! Send lots of pictures, and be safe.    Andy
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 06:50:48 PM »
welcome brian.  Volunteering for those shows must be fun.  Any plans for making sawdust on your own?
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 08:13:13 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Brian!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 08:22:57 PM »
Welcome Brian lots of pictures is a good thing 8) 8) and saw dust too
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 08:39:37 PM »
Welcome aboard. Maybe you can provide us will some photos or video of the mill. bg

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 08:47:27 PM »
Welcome to the board Brian,

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 08:48:24 PM »
Welcome Brian, learning to be a sawyer is kinda like learning to ride a bicycle, you just have to do it. Read and study the proper terminology for the parts of a mill, that will be a big aid if you have questions to ask. In the northeast US and eastern Canada their were a lot of waterpower mills because we have the rivers and elevation and the logs were floated down the river anyways. Flatter parts of the country had to wait for steam power. I have run mills with electric, diesel, gas, and steam but never water. When you get into it Brian I'd like to know how the saw speed is governed with waterpower. I have read about mills where the sawyer controlled the water flow with his feet to maintain the saw speed in a cut. Frank C.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2014, 09:05:27 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Brian. 

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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2014, 09:16:39 PM »
Welcome Brian.

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 09:36:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Brian.  We have one of those mills in the next town over.  I've only seen it run once and that's before I was into this milling stuff.  It's really pretty awesome.  Plan on going back this summer when they have the saw going.  Here's their site, maybe it has some info that'll help you. http://www.leonardsmills.com/  Good luck!

Edit:  Just looked at the site more thoroughly, not very 'robust', may not be that much help. :-[  :D  Well it's still a neat place. :)
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 10:00:57 PM »
Welcome aboard Brian.  Enjoy the good advice and great stories.
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 11:14:43 PM »
Welcome Brian.  I hope you learn to love it!
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 12:26:18 PM »
Thanks for all your welcomes and comments. Here is the link for the mill.  www.hopemill.ca
Hoping and dreaming!

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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 12:49:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum Brian. Can't wait to see some pics of you sawing.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 12:26:56 AM »
Welcome Brian! Wow, that's one cool mill!! 
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 06:53:30 AM »
I think that may be the biggest bevel gear set I've ever seen!
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2014, 07:47:01 AM »
 :o I would love to see that sawmill in operation.   :)
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