Do I see 2 guys feeding logs into the slip? And I have wondered what boom boats from those days looked like--any pictures?
Buzz on 19th April 2016 @ 7:41am
Glad you mentioned the train, because I wouldn't have seen it.
I have some questions.
What is the purpose of the log supported structure along the water? I don't think it is for sliding logs because the ends would get hung up.
There is steam coming from the right side of the building. Is that from a steam engine working the equipment or a drying room?
L.E. on 19th April 2016 @ 7:48am
Hope all have visited the Hull Oaks steam sawmill south of Corvallis, one of the few remaining and the only one that can cut 6' diameter 80' long. Good videos of it on u tube and there are free guided tours.
Kenn on 19th April 2016 @ 5:58pm
OK. A visit is on my overflowing bucket list.
I sometimes hate to put links here, because they often times go dry, but I thought this was a good one telling about the Hull Oakes Mill.
One frame describes the "log bronc" which moves the logs around in the pond. It can move sideways and was patented in Oregon.
I also learned that the outside curved edge of a log cant is called the "wane".
L.E. on 19th April 2016 @ 8:53pm
"This Is America's Last Steam-Powered Sawmill
In operation for more than seven decades, equipped with a 440-hp steam engine, and capable of cutting logs as large as 8 feet across, Oregon's Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. is a unique slice of American history."
L.E. on 19th April 2016 @ 8:57pm