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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2016, 08:40:24 am »
yes it sure does need wheels.  I have been searching for some for a long time but just can't seem to come up with any.  Farquhar made this steam engine in portable, meaning with wheels, and what they called a sill boiler.  This is the sill boiler but it has all the mounts for wheels.  If I don't find wheels I will just drag it into place and set on some concrete sills.  More to follow.

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 09:23:48 am »
Penns cave in Pa. has a sale every June and that would be the best place to find large wheels
for steam engines.

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2016, 07:07:06 pm »
That is the coolest sawmill project I have ever seen. Wish you were closer. I would like to help on it.
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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2016, 11:32:54 pm »
Our Husk frames will be cousins. ;)
 

  

 
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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2016, 01:45:45 pm »
more work on the sawmill build.  Long way to go before I start making sawdust but this is where time spent on setup will pay off in the long run.  still working on getting my husk platform setup.  Photos to follow.  footings finally finished.


   

 

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2016, 01:46:52 pm »
 

 

Legs getting welded to main husk frame. 

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2016, 01:47:57 pm »
 

 

finish welded, and primed with my favorite primer....Red Lead. 

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2016, 01:49:25 pm »
 

 

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2016, 01:51:04 pm »
 

 

Carefully setting it on the footings.  the guy near the transit is my buddy Bill.  He is the guy I got the sawmill from and he is helping me in the reassembly of it. 

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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2016, 01:53:59 pm »
 

  

 

After careful pouring of the footings, precision cutting of the legs, and gently setting it down on the steel plates, a quick check with the transit shows the entire husk from is less than 1/32" out of level. 

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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2016, 01:55:47 pm »
 

 

Welding the legs to the 12"x12" steel plates.  Since I was going to be in the dirt for this part of the project I decided to get out the suitcase wire feeder and run some flux core wire, instead of stick welding with 7018. 

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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2016, 01:56:57 pm »
 

 

finished welding and getting ready to prime.  Rain on the way so I need to get some primer to the fresh sandblasted plates. 

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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2016, 01:59:37 pm »
 

 

More red lead and plenty of time to spare before the rain.  This is where the project is at the current time.  Husk is in great shape and that will be getting installed next.  At the same time I am going to be pouring footings for the building that will cover the entire mill.   Since I am not sawing yet I am putting out some feelers to see if there is anybody local to me that might be interested in doing some sawing so I can get the roof over this project. 

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2016, 02:27:19 pm »
Thanks for all the pictures, looking Pretty DanG good.  8)

Keep up the good work,

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2016, 04:18:26 pm »
That is one heck of a project. Way to cool.

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2016, 04:33:28 pm »
Within a 1/32"?  That's amazing to me.  Guess we're a little more crude around here.  :D

Awesome project and thanks for taking the time to share the pictures with all of us.
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2016, 07:41:49 pm »
Somebody is going to sweat their socks wet feeding that steam boiler!     Regards, Clark

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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2016, 02:45:45 pm »
still making slow but steady progress on the sawmill build.  Summer temperatures are in the 90's for the next seven days so early morning is the only time to get things done.  This morning I decided to move the husk onto its final resting place.  some photos of the move.   

 

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Re: sawmill from ground up
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2016, 02:48:47 pm »
This 210 john deere  backhoe can easily lift 3000 pounds and load a dump truck all day.  This cast iron husk really made it struggle to get the job done.  Not the fanciest pick, but it balanced good and made the trip out back without any trouble.