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Offline dukndog

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #180 on: March 02, 2017, 02:34:21 pm »
DonP,

I've visited that mill several times. Certain events from the National Parks will let visitors go inside of it.
On another note, about a mile south of the mill is a steam powered sawmill in a barn. It is on private property but you can see the boiler, stack and millworks from the road. Lots of elk in Boxley valley as well!!

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #181 on: March 02, 2017, 09:49:55 pm »
Road trip  :D
I like it around there.. well, there are few places I don't like.
Have any of you seen horsepower numbers posted for one of those old mills?  I'm not coming up with over 20 hp and that would be a stretch. Then I think. late 1800's, 20 horsepower, that would be something else. I then flipped a few appliances on in the house and stalled that wheel, we're definitely spoiled.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #182 on: March 22, 2017, 09:22:35 pm »
I drew this a few years ago thinking about selling some exempt accessory structures. In my state that is 256 sf or below. This has a 12x20' footprint, it just happens to have 4' overhangs. The rafters are almost balanced which should help with thrust at the tiebeam joint


The white pine was cut a little over a year ago. The power company helicopter cleared my line and having seen what happens to the trees a few years later, including hitting the line and tripping the breaker, I asked them just to drop the trees alongside the line. I've had some time to play so this is where I was at this evening, the other 2 bents are roughed out and should fit up tomorrow. I'll make "brace panels" that bolt through the posts as units to make this thing easier to set up for display, take down and reassemble on site.