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Old 02-06-2022, 07:08 PM
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Sawmill update

Yesterday I went and prepped the mill to be loaded out and moved.

It's mostly ready to go. I'd like to keep the arbor mounted to the husk frame but that would take up a lot of trailer space that way. But would make putting it back together easier.


As far as dismantling is left...that would leave:


Removing the 4-71 from its mounting base.
It's on a sliding frame to tighten the drive belt.

Remove the husk frame from its support over the sawdust pit.

Spilt and remove sawdust chain and supports.

Remove saw blade from arbor.


The carriage is from a Frick size 0 sawmill. It's two welded together. Five head blocks and 6 axles. It's about 20 feet overall.

The husk frame is the base to some other machine made by the F.L. Estes Mfg Company in Nashville TN.

The track length is about 73 feet and there are extra rails that go with it.

https://youtu.be/_TNjkFuIqfs

Bethlehem steel track.
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Old 02-07-2022, 07:11 AM
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The iron for that steel likely came from a mine just east of where I was in Onterrible.

https://www.marmorahistory.ca/the-mi...armoraton-mine


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Old 02-07-2022, 10:39 PM
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If you are going to set up the mill, the foundation should be frost prof and adjustable. That means every time there is a wide temperature swing, such as winter to summer, all alignments must be checked and reset. The track and husk must have the same treatment. If there is misalignment you will be cutting long wedges or clapboard siding. It isn't hard to do, but without a good foundation you'll feel you're just chasing your tail.
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First load of sawmill machinery halfway home.
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First load of sawmill machinery halfway home.
Your neighbors are going to LOOOVVVEEE you!
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How close is your nearest neighbor?
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How close is your nearest neighbor?
Nearest neighbor is about 400 feet away. But there's a heavily wooded stand of trees and brush and a valley between us.

I plan to add a muffler to the Detroit. Doubtful I'll run the mill more then a couple times a month.

If need be I'll build a shed to house the engine and cut down on noise.
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Old 02-13-2022, 07:24 AM
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what brand is the red engine?
and keeping a 71 quiet is a big job!
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Tips on starting a Detroit that's sat a while?
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