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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 512 days ago 1888 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/02/25/hull-oakes-sawmill/
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-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....



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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 512 days ago

Very interesting article.

It says the blade is sharpened every TWO HOURS!
This is the guy who oversees the sharpening process… not a care in the world, eh?
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hunter71

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#2 posted 512 days ago

I salvaged 2 such blades [broken] from a mill going out of business and have one of them nailed to my tractor barn.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 512 days ago

Sam,
You would think lumber would cost a whole lot more than it does after reading and seeing all that goes into milling logs.
Thanks Sam!

Doug,
You should post a picture of your saw blade! :)

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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stefang

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#4 posted 512 days ago

Thanks for posting this Sam. It was very interesting and of course the largest bandsaw blade I’ve ever seen. The timber coming out of that mill is really impressive. I read Wooden Boat magazine every month, and am aware of the ship restoration project they mention. I was wondering where they get the timbers for that, and now I know.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 512 days ago

Thanks for posting this very interesting article, Sam. I didn’t see a drying area mentioned. It looks like, from the sequence of photos, that they cut, stacked and shipped the fresh-cut timber. Would love to see such a mill in operation. Road trip!

+1 on joein10asee’s observation that the bandsaw sharpening station operation appears very relaxed. I would think they’d have 2 blades to keep the saw in operation during sharpening sessions, but I’m also guessing that the effort to mount the spare blade takes about as much time as a sharpening.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Natalie

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#6 posted 512 days ago

That is impressive!
From the photo of the sharpening, it looks to me like there is a gizmo, that is doing the sharpening and the guy there is just inspecting. Right?

Would love to see such a mill in operation. Road trip!
Don, from where you are, that would be some road trip, what kind of vehicle do you have? :)

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 512 days ago

I guess with a blade that size you count teeth per foot :) thanks for sharing this Sam

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 512 days ago

@Natalie—2012 Ford Focus conventional engine, about 40 mpg. Still would take about $400 in gas alone for the round trip. Someday, maybe.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Pimzedd

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#9 posted 512 days ago

Started to ask a stupid question – why are there teeth on both sides. Then I realized the saw cuts in two directions of feed.

Thanks for posting.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 512 days ago

I wondered the same at first Bill. I also realized that the teeth on one side is pretty much worn out.

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 512 days ago

Great story Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Deltawood

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#12 posted 512 days ago

Pimzeld
Found this explanation on their responses to the same question on their site:
“The ‘teeth’ on the back of the blade seem to be used only by the sharpening system, which registers and automatically advances the blade to the precise location for sharpening each tooth.”

-- - If it ain't broke, don't lend it!

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 512 days ago

Now, That is a band saw Blade!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 511 days ago

Very cool, thanks for sharing. Next time I have a fight with my band saw blade, this will keep everything in context.

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Schwieb

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#15 posted 508 days ago

Sam,
Enjoyed reading this very much. Around the turn of the century, my great-grandfather, a German immigrant, somehow bought a circular sawmill powered by a steam engine they owned to also do thrashing with. He needed something for his sons to do in the winter when they weren’t farming. It was the beginning of my woodworking heritage.
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-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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