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Forum topic by Bob817 posted 01-10-2013 05:30 PM 861 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2013 05:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: blade bandsaw traditional resource

Thought some of you might want to check this out!

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/02/25/hull-oakes-sawmill/

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.


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#1 posted 01-10-2013 05:46 PM

Bob;
I am so glad you passed that on. Tere are three of my friends who will enloy this also.
Thank you.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 06:09 PM

If I could afford it, I’d have to buy TWO (2)...
... I must be able to use my bandsaw at any time! LOL

I wonder what the kerf is… maybe 1/8” – 1/4”? I don’t think they said… LOL
... not too good for the casual resawer… LOL

Bob, thank you for the post… Very interesting.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-10-2013 06:12 PM

That was a wonderful read, thanks for sharing it. I love this picture:

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10018071.jpg

Human pushstick?

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 06:55 PM

Antiquity set in such beautiful scenery! Thank you Bob for bringing this site into the light of day. My husband, who worked in a much more automated sawmill back in his youth, really enjoyed reading about this historical sawmill … as did I. Amazing!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 07:11 PM

That’s one heck of a bandsaw! Gives me some perspective for my dinky little 14” model.

Thanks for the link, Bob; it was a great read.

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 08:01 PM

Very interesting site! Band saw is really HUGE! Thanks for posting.

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 01-11-2013 03:11 AM

Thanks for posting this remarkable piece of still functioning history. I’m thinkin that OSHA hasn’t discovered this mill yet. It does look like a scary place to work (but REALLY fun!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-11-2013 03:34 AM

That reminds me a lot of this saw mill at Telegraph Cove on northern Vancouver Island where I used to have logs milled for boat lumber. It is long gone now but a lot of the pictures (bandsaw excepted) in that set could just as easily have been shot there. It was one of the last old style mills on the island to go and I feel so lucky to have been able to see it in full production.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 01-11-2013 03:46 AM

That is simply amazing, thanks for the look into the industry. That bandsaw blade is crazy- I knew they were big, but that one just blows my mind!

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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#10 posted 01-11-2013 03:50 AM

Wow, thats amazing. Thanks for posting the link. What a wonderful old mill. I agree with gfadvm though, OSHA hasnt found that place…LOL.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 01-11-2013 03:56 AM

Great post …thank you : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 01-11-2013 05:34 AM

very cool.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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