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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2015, 06:23:00 pm »
thanks for the info bandmiller2.  Any ideas on where to find a hand pump these days. 
Are they still made new, or do I have to find an old one and perhaps rebuild it. 
"If I were doing it over"  is a great sentence.  Since you have been sawing with steam for a while
I would be interested in anything you would do differently now.  I have a blank sawmill pad cleared and
leveled right now that is multi layered.  Plenty of space to do anything.  I am going to get the husk set up
first and then move in the boiler/engine.  Any ideas are welcome.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2015, 06:31:28 pm »
Trates surpluss gets them in every so often.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2015, 09:01:57 pm »
Brian, the hand pump would likely only be a backup to your injector or used to hydrotest. A  hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder and a couple of check valves with a handle will work. Will you have electric at your mill site, if so that will open many doors and make life easier. Also easier if you have well or main water available for initial fill and you won't have to lug water. You want good water for the boiler preferably something you would drink, our water tends to be on the acid side I always added a little soda ash to the feed water to keep it neutral. If you can find old steam engineering books their helpful Audels, and the Croft power plant series are very good modern ones not so. Frank C.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2017, 08:02:23 am »
Latest additions to the sawmill.  Still working on getting the sawmill up and running but couldn't pass up a chance on some old equipment.  The Yates 282 Bandsaw was often used along with the sawmill .  The circle mill would make the cants and the bandsaw would resaw them.  With the thinner kerf there was more lumber output.  Maybe and extra board or two out of each cant. 
Hope you enjoy seeing the old machines.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2017, 08:39:57 am »
Just WOW....

I bet that bandsaw blade will be salty...
Watch out for them square heads. They like to kick.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2017, 11:18:28 am »
+1 on the WOW!  Can't wait to see these running.  I commend you for saving these from the scrap heap!
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2017, 02:57:08 pm »
Nice score!  That resaw will be awesome once restored.  I've seen one in action.....marvelous.

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2017, 09:07:20 pm »
Brian, I can see it now CT. sawmill museum. That old machinery is rock solid if restored will run for several generations. Frank C.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #68 on: May 07, 2017, 07:51:41 am »
Metal shaper, enjoy seeing your  posts again. Didn't know the 1sm was a chair style carriage so must be a rack drive also. I have all the iron from a chair style no. 1 chase. Keep up the good work. Doug

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2017, 10:03:35 am »
That's some nice old iron, thanks for posting up. Reminds me of this huge jointer my Dad had when I was a kid, it had to be 18" or 24" I think it was used in a paper mill, maybe to square off the ends of huge rolls of paper? Dad was a mech engr in papermills and a part-time cabinetmaker, and I guess he wanted to convert the huge jointer to use for woodworking but never did. When parents split up and sold the house, the machine was donated to the guys at the landfill who scrapped it, I guess...it was a bear just to break it down into pieces small enough that my Dad and I could manage to lift them...

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2017, 03:15:17 pm »
Glad to hear there are others out there like myself that love the old machinery.  Each piece will get restored back to working condition as time allows.  Will keep you posted on the progress. 
Frank, your vision is spot on.  Been trying for a while now to get my 501c3 status and turn this operation into a non profit so I can continue to acquire and use this old equipment and educate the public at the same time.   If anyone knows a good lawyer, who is familiar with setting up 501's please let me know.  Can't seem to find anyone to help who has the same vision as guys like us.   

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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2017, 07:21:17 am »
Brian, you could try calling the "New England wireless and steam museum" in Greenwich RI. They may be able to steer you in the right direction, hopefully your not considered competition, they have been around a long time and you probably have been to their steam ups. Frank C.
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Re: New member with steam powered Lane mill saying hello
« Reply #72 on: May 16, 2017, 03:05:05 pm »
Good idea Frank.  I know the guys over there very well, but they are in Rhode Island so the people they used to get set up can't help me here in Connecticut for some reason.   I am really digging for someone to help me get set up and am very surprised it is taking so long to find anyone who wants to do anything.  Have had a few false starts but can't get anything to stick.  Working on the mill again this weekend, hopefully will have a few more photos or videos to share. 
Brian