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R Gottshall    Posted 07-18-2003 at 18:40:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a old sawmill setup that can be restored. I have MS so time is no promblem but the cash flow is. So i would like to get one as cheap as possiable. can pick up in NY or close to it.Maybe you got one behind your barn ???? Thank you for your time.
Rick


TimV    Posted 07-19-2003 at 08:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen homemade setups with band saw blades and car rims for guide wheels--they looked sturdy enough for hobby/recreational use. If you're interested, I could dig up the link and post it. Also, one other (personal) question--I had a college roommate named Gottschall from Rochester--any relation?


R Gottshall    Posted 07-19-2003 at 14:12:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live about 50 miles from Rochester. The spelling on the last name is diffrent.Thank you for the reply.
Rick


TimV    Posted 07-19-2003 at 18:23:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
No problem--I just figured it's not that common of a name, and either the spelling of various branches got corrupted over time (as often happens) or my brain got foggy and I forgot how my roommate spelled his (which also often happens!). I've got a brother that lives in Leroy--my roommate was from Irondequoit. I'm up by Watertown. I found the homemade bandsaw link, and attached it below--if nothing else, it's a thought-starter.


DeadCarp    Posted 07-19-2003 at 06:56:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you looked into building one? A fella in Australia cuts railroad ties with a homemade sawmill - it's just a pulling circle-saw with a car motor above the (trailer-type) axle and a pair of long handlebars in back. Lines up with the log, snaps a line and lets the blade follow it, then flops the log over and makes another cut. (They DO need plenty of power though) I'm building a backhoe, and it's lotsa fun and way cheaper than the one i darn near bought.


R Gottshall    Posted 07-19-2003 at 14:14:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for the reply, good luck on your backhoe.
Rick


Randy    Posted 07-19-2003 at 02:44:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try www.ebay.com Once in a while they have one there. If I remember right www.sawmillexchange.com


R Gottshall    Posted 07-19-2003 at 14:15:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you.


Ivey    Posted 07-18-2003 at 23:44:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
How old is "old"? Circle saw, bandsaw, up-and-down mill? Tractor powered?


R Gottshall    Posted 07-19-2003 at 14:19:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for the reply. I really want to get into restoring the old stuff, Take it tractor shows and show people how it was done in the good old days.I think this would be fun and would make a great hobby.
Thanks Rick


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