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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 05-27-2014 05:59 PM 689 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 05-27-2014 06:06 PM

That’s a great watch!!! I would sure make sure to pray before going to work! The days of engineering and making things work!!!

Wonder if I could get the neighbors chickens to do the same thing for me. That the only work animals I have around in my neck of the woods. Ha I don’t even have any woods around me.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 07:32 PM

That sure looks like a lot of hard work. I don’t doubt they better understand the value of lumber vs. just picking up a few 2×4’s at a big box store.

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 09:16 PM

That’s so freaking cool! I never think about there being Amish communities in south and Latin American countries. I wish there was a mill like that around here because they would definitely get my business!

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 09:48 PM

That is some saw blade. Amish around here will not let you take their picture, they believe it is an image and is not allowed by God. larry

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 09:55 PM

Thank you all for watching

-- Bert

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 11:06 PM

Click on some of the other vids there, LOTS of neat sawmills to check out! Thanks Bert for sharing!

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 11:11 PM

I used to own my very own sawmill in France.
It was very much like this one but smaller and originally with steam engine, I converted it to an electric motor

-- Bert

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 07:38 AM

Those guys are Mennonites, not Amish. We saw quite a few while riding the public buses all over Belize. They have a lot of the orange groves and I think the whole dairy industry in Belize (I am not sure about this).

You realize that is tropical hardwood those guys are milling, don’t you?

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#9 posted 05-28-2014 11:16 AM

If they were Amish it would have been their women harnessed to the horse mill instead of the horses.

Great video, now if I only had some horses and a mill.

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