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Blog entry by Joeshop posted 02-07-2011 09:02 PM 4060 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a link to a site with pictures including explanations of an old, and functioning, logging mill with a giant bandsaw. Try it you’ll like it !

Joe

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

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe



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IrreverentJack

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 09:31 PM

Thanks for the link Joe. That looks like a well managed mill. Powered by 100yr+ steam engines fueled by sawdust and chips – fantastic. -Jack

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 09:52 PM

This is a good story, glad to see it is still in operation.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 10:03 PM

that’s amazing. Thanks for the link.

-- Clarence

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 10:07 PM

The BS blade get sharpened every 2 hours!!

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 10:13 PM

ChuckC, I was wondering about the blade with the opposite edge having those shallow teeth. Wonder if that was a used edge and not enough material left to sharpen adequately. Wonder how long a blade lasts ?? Wonder if it is days or hours !!

Joe

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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#6 posted 02-07-2011 11:43 PM

Wow, that’s pretty interesting. I am surprised I have seen this one Discovery or History Channel. That blade is something else.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 11:53 PM

Interesting link! Some serious hardware there!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#8 posted 02-08-2011 02:03 AM

Thanks for that link. It’s always nice to see a mill like that. WOW!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 02-08-2011 04:00 AM

Wow, thank you for the post.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#10 posted 02-08-2011 05:35 AM

I have 2 comments

1 – That is one heck of a miter saw the dude in shades is running!!!!

2 – I bet they don’t “roll” that blade up and hang it on the wall!!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 03:38 PM

Thank you for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 02-08-2011 03:54 PM

WoW! All I have to say

Thanks for posting the link

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#13 posted 02-08-2011 07:51 PM

that goes to show you that things built back in the day were built to last.

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#14 posted 02-08-2011 09:35 PM

Great post! interesting read and nice pictures too. Thanks.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 02-08-2011 09:40 PM

thanks, that was fun

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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