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Mechanized Pit Saw is exactly what it is
Posted by MI-Roger [Email] (#882) [Profile/Gallery] (more from MI-Roger) on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 04:57:15

In Reply to: Re: OT: Where to learn how to operate an Antique Sawmill?, DickT [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 7 Feb 2018 16:51:33
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The small carriage is blocked by the guard rail which limits visitor access to the upper level. I am guessing this carriage was used to bring the logs into the upper level and align with the saw carriage.

Something does look odd regarding the saw carriage. If you look at the far end of the room you can see there is something, tracks or rails, set into the floor itself. If you look at the saw carriage there are a number of vertical holes which are paired. My guess at this time is that the paired holes secure wheels on the bottom side of the saw carriage which ride on whatever is set into the floor. It also appears as if the two end blocks for the log can be adjusted along the length of the saw carriage, and held by wooden pegs, to accommodate different length logs. It also appears the log is mis-positioned on the saw carriage, so that the carriage will reach its far end stop before the saw has fully removed a slab from the side of the log.

I could find no You-tube videos of this saw mill in action. If my memory is correct and the Mill was operating during one of the Class Fieldtrips to Greenfield Village on which I accompanied our sons, that would have been ~25 years ago or longer and well before digital video recorders of any type existed.

On the You-Tube videos of a currently operating antique Sash Saw, the saw carriage is ratcheted forward by the same power source moving the blade. For the Tripp Saw Mill this linkage must be located in the lower room with the steam engine as nothing is visible top-side.

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