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Blog entry by Jack Barnhill posted 02-02-2011 03:05 AM 3194 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This picture essay of the Hull-Oakes steam-powered sawmill operation located about fifteen miles south of Corvallis, OR was sent to me by a friend. I found it very interesting and thought others may be interested too. I know it requires going to another site but I’m reasonably certain that it’s a safe site.

http://www.garymkatz.com/OnTheRoad/HullOaks.htm

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com



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greg48

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 03:12 AM

Interesting tour! GP/LP had a steam mill in Covelo, CA in the 90’s. What a sauna in the summertime.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 04:30 AM

Very interesting. I would be great to see something like this some day. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 05:35 AM

Amazing seeing stuff of that scale.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 06:15 AM

Nothing short of amazing!!

Nice to see!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 04:25 PM

Thought I’d re-bump this up without reposting something new.. The sawmill was featured on Gizmodo on Wednesday and includes video of it in action:
http://gizmodo.com/5827148/americas-last-steam+powered-saw-mill

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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