So ever wonder where those little wooden boxes come from?

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  1. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    No.
     
  3. Ligito

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    I like it.:thumbup:
     
  4. teflon97239

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    Wasn't sure exactly what boxes you were referring to, so I watched. Very cool.

    I don't care how much/little it might pay. Just getting home from a hellish week at the ulcer factory, I can't tell you how appealing such straightforward handiwork looks to me.
     
  5. Ligito

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    I used to work in production jobs and they are very tedious.
     
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    meh
     
  7. Mark W.

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    During the time I was making my living as a Custom Knifemaker I really enjoyed those times I got a project that allowed me to carefully setup a machine and then spend hours making parts. Something liberating about watching something be created. I would get to the point that my movements where almost like a dance step.
     
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    Well, I appreciated the video.
     
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    It never really crossed my mind, but that was very interesting. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Thanks for posting.
     
  11. tac

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    Up in Oregon there is a whole darn lumber mill running on steam-power - the Hull-Oakes lumber Co of Dawson, not far from Corvallis. Until fairly recently the pick-up train used to reverse all the way there with a M&N transfer caboose - no turn-around facility at the plant end....

    Sadly, that all stopped and the FP is now hauled out by truck. See you there in a couple of weeks!

    tac
     
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    Good video.

    Keith
     
  13. Jamie6.5

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    That was great! Thank you.
    Shared it all-around.
     
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    I've toured Hull-Oakes three times over the years with groups. Always interesting to see the way they used to do it in hundreds of mills in thePNW.

    Brutus
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    The dog has no tail. maybe the long haired person should take a lesson from Fido.
     
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    I've never seen this one, but there is another at the Antique Powerland in Brooks Oregon. I remember going as a kid and being amazed by the entire process.

    Also, regarding the boxes, was nice to see Rogue boxes in the mix!
     
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    You can see the steam saw mill in operation the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August as part of the great Steam up. It's a great event.
     
  18. Mark W.

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    I went to the Thrashing bee (the pre Steam Up) with my grandfather when they were here in Silverton on Harvey Mikkelson's farm just out towards Bethany market. There's a Seventh Day Adventist church there now. They would harvest a few acres of wheat during the day and it was mostly a farmers picnic.
     
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  19. Swedish K

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    Steam power - gotta love it. I worked a steam train crew for a few years at the rail museum in Sacramento and had a blast - at least in the cooler weather. They used to have a huge steam demonstration with everything from washing machines to tractors at the CA state fair - unfortunately over the last 10 years or so the area they had to set up in was cut in half almost every year - about 5 years ago when I last saw it they no longer had the room available to demonstrate the steam tractors and all but a few steam motors were simply on static display.
     

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