Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mark W., May 24, 2013.
This is amazing.
Phillips Brothers Mill
I like it.:thumbup:
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.
I used to work in production jobs and they are very tedious.
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.
Well, I appreciated the video.
It never really crossed my mind, but that was very interesting. Thanks for posting it.
Thanks for posting.
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!
That was great! Thank you.
Shared it all-around.
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.
The dog has no tail. maybe the long haired person should take a lesson from Fido.
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!
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.
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.
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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