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    Sawmill for sale

    circular sawmill for sale or trade

    not mine, but thought someone might enjoy seeing this old machine. Oswego is about 45 minutes to an hour north of Syracuse (erring on the high side for travel time)
    -Ned

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    Is that a "SawStop" ????
    Someday, I really would love to have the time and money to own a circle mill only because of "The Waltons".
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    Pretty high price considering. We have been trying to sell our family sawmill for several years now. Not a bad machine but it needs to have the diesel engine installed since the 327 blew its guts out. That was in 2000 and it was a 1965 327 engine...it did well for as long as it did.

    We actually have a few of these old sawmills. One of the better ones was given to the Windsor Agriculture Museum to put on display.

    I am not sure about the Walton's rosy picture of it,these things were down right dangerous. The odd thing is, as kids we grew up inside the family sawmill, watching dad work until we got big enough so that we could work. I knew at a very early age that there was two places on a sawmill,one was the sawyer and that was not a bad place to be.Unloading the boards that came off the mill,now that was NOT the place to be. Not only for safety reasons but because it was hard work.

    http://www.railroadmachinist.com/Sawmill_Lane.html
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Yeah that would be a nice addtion to the shop. However I have no room for one.

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    Somewhat on Topic

    Saw this on another site I visit. How would you like these blades working for you?

    A Visit to Sturgeon's Mill, a Steam-powered Lumber Mill
    Sebastopol, California



    Sturgeon's Mill is a steam-powered sawmill in northern California.
    The next demonstration dates are Sept 20 & 21 and Oct 18 & 19.
    If you have any cause to be near Sebastopol, California on those
    dates, why not visit?



    The first thing they did was pull the logs in with a winch.



    They were then rolled onto a trolley cart and then wedged in place
    against a ratcheting brace.



    The whole cart is rolled in front of the massive saw blades to square it up.
    Once they were trimmed of their bark, they headed into another lovely set
    of blades to be cut into boards.

    There is much more to see, like a vintage forklift, a log carrier, and lots
    and lots of awesome hand tools. The smell of the place was an absolutely
    wonderful mixture of oil and sawdust. Definitely worth a trip!



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    We were up to Leonard Mill's, a 1790's saw milling historical site here in Maine. Anyway their up and down saw mill is water powered and I would say maybe a stream of water 2 feet wide was tumbling over the water wheel.

    I was amazed that "trickle" could power a blade through a tree, but when one of the dogs holding the log let go, that blade was taking that log (18 inches in diamter) and just pounding it up and down like a match stick. It was shaking the entire building!! I am not kidding you, the stream of water was barely more then 2 feet wide. You had to see the power of water falling over a big water wheel to really see the power of falling water. (Granted the gearing might have had something to do with the power ratio as well).

    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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