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    'Old Timey Sawmill'

    A friend of mine in AR, who is always 'trading', got this Old Sawmill, set it up, & built a shed over it.
    I used to work at one in my younger days, the logs were rolled on to the 'carriage', secured with 'metal dogs', (clamped down) a man sat on a seat & rode the 'carriage' , moving the log forward for each new cut.
    'The sawyer' operated a lever which moved the carriage forward to the big sawblade.
    After a slab was cut off, it was removed by a 'slab bucker', & thrown in a pile, ( we used to burn the slabs, or make firewood out of them).
    The carriage then moved back & the rest of the log was made into 'boards', & 'three more slabs', as it was turned three times.
    The logs were turned with 'cant hooks', a handle with a curved , barbed hook.
    The boards rolled down on 'metal rollers', & were stacked according to size.
    One 'old timer', interviewed in 1968, told of seeing a hundred wagons of lumber lined up to be 'planed' in his town. (timber was king then in the 1800's, & later).
    The carriage was moved with 'wide belts', ran with a 'hugh gasoline motor'.
    These are almost 'museum pieces' now.
    There is also a pic of an 'edger', which trimmed the bark from the boards.
    Fossis...............
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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by HOSSNV
    Another good,in Fossis . I have stumbled upon a couple old sawmills in my travels but none in that good of shape . Hoss
    I hope he 'hangs on to it', so the younger folks can see one.

    Fossis...............
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    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van

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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van
    Thanks Van, he gave me a large blade that has a 'crack' in it, for my wife to paint on.

    Fossis.............
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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van
    I thought that same thing.. get the paints!

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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van
    I thought that same thing.. get the paints!
    Great idea Jim, someone who is an 'artist' could paint the
    'Sawmill on the blade', that would be a 'real Treasure'.

    Fossis..............
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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Fossis, if you mentioned it I somehow missed it but the sawmill appears to be in working order.
    Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

    - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by wesfrye53
    Fossis, if you mentioned it I somehow missed it but the sawmill appears to be in working order.
    Sorry, I didn't mention that, he saws lumber every chance he gets, on his days off from his regular job.

    Fossis............
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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by fossis
    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van
    Thanks Van, he gave me a large blade that has a 'crack' in it, for my wife to paint on.

    Fossis.............
    Post a picture of her painting on the blade when she gets it done Fossis,Id love to see it.
    Van

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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    Quote Originally Posted by fossis
    Quote Originally Posted by VanGone
    That is one cool saw mill Fossis. Looks like he has it fixed up real nice,and look at the size of that blade,WOW. Cool post and real nice pictures to go with it. Good job Fossis Keep them stories coming,I like um
    Van
    Thanks Van, he gave me a large blade that has a 'crack' in it, for my wife to paint on.

    Fossis.............
    Post a picture of her painting on the blade when she gets it done Fossis,Id love to see it.
    Van
    My wife 'laughed' when she heard that, she does some painting, but doesn't consider her work to be 'up to par for that'.

    Fossis..............
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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Love the Mill Fossis > great pictures !
    That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.......   Robert Lewis Stevenson

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    Re: 'Old Timey Sawmill'

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaDigs
    Love the Mill Fossis > great pictures !
    Thanks Carolina

    Fossis..............
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