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Thread: Ben's Mill - water powered sawmill

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel

    Ben's Mill - water powered sawmill

    happened upon this youtube video... enjoy!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    I loved it the planner, joiner, horizontal drill, TS, Band saw Table saw's and no tape measure in sight...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Really enjoyed the video Ned keep my interest all the way threw it .................this guy know what he's doing ..........
    Usually Busier than a Cat In A sand Box : Arkansas Red Wolf & Razorbacks Fan

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    I really enjoyed it too
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
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    Mar 2007
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
    there is a documentary film on Ben and his mill. Watched it on PBS many years ago. Saved a copy on VHS back then.
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Southeast Pa
    Actually there are at least a couple... The one I really like is him building a sled. Posted a link a couple of years it is again if I didn't grab the wrong bookmark..,187

    There is also a page on the converting of his mill to a historic site after his tragic death,,,,


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