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Discussion in 'Forest Industry News & Comment' started by Mark., Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Mark.

    Mark. Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    A while back I started a thread & in it I had a few pictures of a few cedar logs. Shortly afterwards I made mention of how I was born into a FAIMLY of Sawmillers & Logers as far back as I can remember. Now I will have to be honest before I upload these pictures, I can't remember them ever using this same Power Plant. Wish I had pictures of this in use but no one around here had cameras. Hope I am posting this to the proper place.

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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    What is that used for?
     
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    The steam boiler here also powered a cotton gin
     
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    Got to love history
     
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    IN the first picture is the lower portion of what was the output or power. The wheels are missing off of it but if You look to the left, notice the large round part, that is the piston that works much like our conventional motors today. The same method is applied, it has a long piston rod & it is connected to the crankshaft that turns the 3" axels, that was where the steel wheels where. The main belt to all power source. The second picture. That is the original steam boiler & all the holes in it where the pipes where the steam was generated. Told You I was crazy. All You ask was what was that used for, it powered a very, very old sawmill. I still have the diesel motor that replaced it. That in its self is a story of it on. Have You ever heard of Buda Diesel? I c that has always beenould sit & talk on this subject all day & then some, but today I will spare You today. It's just my Love for Wood and its hold on me from day one
     
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    There's a steam powered sawmill still in operation close to where I live. Been there, and it is fascinating. Below is the link to their Web site. Chuck
    http://phillipsbrothersmill.com/
     
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    I am reminded of the sawmill operation at Cass, West Virginia. @mark, if you have never been up there and seen that wood cutting history, you have to go!
     
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    I like the then! Thanks Chuck
     
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    Want to relive history at Cass WV? Go to Cass and ride the Cass Scenic Railroad. It is powered by a steam locomotive. You can stay the night in a cabin/home that was where the workers lived. It is both beautiful and sad! To read about the beautiful mountains once densely covered with red spruce trees, but all cut and gone now, is sad. It is said that they once grew so thick that it was like twilight in the middle of a sunny day. Now, like so much of West Virginia, it is all about erosion and pollution, and the poverty of those left to clean up what the out-of-state exploiters left behind. Nevertheless, there are places in West Virginia that are still stunningly beautiful, and I love retiring and living in one of them.
     
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