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Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« on: November 28, 2015, 07:11:25 pm »
I dont know if this has been posted before but it's worth reading...

http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/02/25/hull-oakes-sawmill/
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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 07:18:10 pm »
Oh yes, but it is still interesting.   :P
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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 07:20:34 pm »
Very cool, thanks for the post.  Here is another commercial steam powered sawmill over in CA somewhere: http://www.phillipsbrothersmill.com/
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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 09:44:23 am »
There are a number of you-tubes just for that mill showing it in operation.

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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 10:29:52 am »
One of my neighbors has a dvd showing the entire operation.  I think it is Golden rail video "Steam powered sawmill".  An amazing video! 
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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 12:09:44 pm »
I toured the mill last year and was disappointed to learn that they only run the steam engine a few times during the year for special guests and to keep up their certifications.

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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2015, 04:42:45 pm »
Nice read. Wonder if they could put a edge on a few of my blades. :D

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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 09:07:41 am »
I toured the mill last year and was disappointed to learn that they only run the steam engine a few times during the year for special guests and to keep up their certifications.

I'm disappointed to hear that too.  So much for self made power still being used fantasy.   Had an uncle who ran a steam donkey.  His eyes would change color as he spoke about it reminded me of old diesel fuel.  Unlimited power he would say, need more just open the valve a little more.  He also had a little contempt for diesel engines as being "weak". 

Have you been to the Brooks Steam up?  August - Best time of year to go see hot steam engines. :/



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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 09:47:00 am »
Steam has a special place in my life.
I've worked with it and collected steam related stuff for years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 10:43:27 am »
Nice collection Kbeitz!  I have never had the patience for restoration but am glad others do.

That must be brass colored paint on that vertical engine???



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Re: Hull-Oakes Sawmill
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2015, 03:18:07 pm »
Nice collection Kbeitz!  I have never had the patience for restoration but am glad others do.

That must be brass colored paint on that vertical engine???

Neather one.... Just clear coat over rubbed rust.

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