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12-15-2015 09:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: industrial milling traditional

OLD SAWMILL photo: Sawmill Teeth.jpg

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#1 posted 12-15-2015 09:44 PM

OLD SAWMILL photo: Sawmill 479360580_218c339fdc.jpg

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 09:44 PM

OLD SAWMILL photo: Sawmill Sawmill5-1.jpg

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 10:00 PM

I saw a video not long ago, of an 18th century mill that’s still in operation in Maine, I think. It may have been a forge. But, there was an old mill, somewhere. Working. Not just as a novelty. I remember a video where the penstock was being repaired. If I come across the link, I’ll put it here.

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 01:28 AM

Would be great to see it.

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 01:46 AM

Hy-dee Grumpy, long time with out any contact with the land of Oz. I see you posted on 12-16. It’s still 12-15 on this side of the dateline. I just wanted to wish you and everybody else a very Merry Christmas. It’s hard to believe that when I first joined this site there were 1200 of us from all over the world. I’ve always enjoyed your comments and visits. I just brought up a new web site. It’s not about wood, just leather. Take a look. www.thosanglesaddlery.com

Have a happy New Year as well.

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 02:27 AM

Hi Grumpy,
That first picture is very interesting. It appears that the blades have gullets on both edges and those on the right hand side look worn down. I never gave any thought until now but did they make blades with teeth on both edges for economical reasons? Did they run logs the other direction or did they somehow turn the blade inside out (scary process, I’m sure) to use the other edge of the blade?
Thanks for posting this, Marc

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#7 posted 12-16-2015 02:27 AM

That’s one very impressive website Tom.
All the best to you and family for Christmas and New Year.
I am a big admirer of your accomplishments.
I turn 70 next year and was thinking of jumping over the date line and back again so it doesn’t happen but I know the inevitable will occur.
Lumberjocks is a great site Tom, getting bigger and better all the time. We now have over 119,000 projects posted.

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

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#8 posted 12-16-2015 02:33 AM

Marc, I doubt if they were cutting teeth on the right side look more like part of a driving mechanism.
It would be interesting if anyone knows. There’s bound to be a Lumberjock out there that knows.

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#9 posted 12-16-2015 04:07 AM

I was driving in Maryland one day and I saw this pickup truch with a trailer and it has something weird loaded in each of them. When I got closer I saw is was a load of band saw blades all coiled up and maybe about a ft wide with teeth on each side. there maybe was 25-30 blades loaded some inside the others and then coiled up is a serpentine pattern like a race track I saw them using a big bandsaw mill in PA and they only cut one direction. The back side might only be to keep from dragging on the wood in the return pass.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 12-16-2015 04:26 AM

Head saws [band saws] with teeth on both sides are designed to cut two ways. The sawyer would set up the logs for the first cut. Then he would the send the log thru the saw. At the end of the travel, the sawyer would move [re-index] the log [or timber] and the send it back thru the head saw going tho opposite direction.

Using the two sided band saw would allow a significant faster production rate.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#11 posted 12-16-2015 05:27 AM

Thanks guys, that all makes sense.

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#12 posted 12-16-2015 09:56 PM

sawmill photo: Sawmill Sawmill9.jpg

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#13 posted 12-16-2015 09:59 PM

sawmill photo: Sawmill 2901695389_e3be8212c7_o.jpg

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#14 posted 12-19-2015 07:59 PM

OLD SAWMILLS photo:  image018.jpg

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#15 posted 12-27-2015 02:06 AM

Like stepping back in time. Johnsons up in Charlotte, Michigan has humongous band saws and blades there. It is an awesome mill with gr8 deals on hardwoods during their open house time. Here is a link to their home page which is called the workbench: http://theworkbench.com/

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