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    sawmill

    This is a sawmill my good friend made from scrap metal. 5hp engine belt driven with a clutch sorta like a rider mower deck. The saw rides on tracks on the trailer and is raised and lowered with a crank off a boat trailer. He brought it over last week to saw up some logs I had saved for a project and it worked real slick. He wants to switch the driveshaft with a hub of sorts as the shaft is parted in and a custom bracket isn't the strongest. the blade has wooden guides and rear bearing guides he is working on a top and bottom bearing guide as well. one of those tinkering projects that's never quite finished.
    I traded some used heavy equipment blades some 1/4" thick angle iron and some canned goods for the 2 hours it took him and myself to saw up my 5 logs. I have a feeling this won't be the last time I help run this machine we worked real well together.
    The tractor is a 1957 ford 640
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    Your friend did a really nice job on that mill.
    If it wasn't for the $ in $crap, it would just be.....

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    Great job on the sawmill...It would be even better if you could post a short video of it up and running.

    I always like to see the old Fords still on the job...I've got a '55 860.

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    Got a friend up in Lincolnville Maine that has a saw mill it is hard work but we will work for free wood lol
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