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#1 mikes47jeep OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 08:59 PM

hi all

 

one of my many other projects is restoring a 1928 Ireland No. 2 sawmill 

 

i got it in Feb 2012

 

it was pretty much a basket case

 

now its almost 100% rebuilt, and i hope to be cutting before 2013 is over 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Looks like a big undertaking. Can't wait to see it slicing wood.


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:03 PM

I will be watching this build!  Looks like a cool project :watch_over_fence:


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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Sweet project.. Im looking forward to more pics of this unit..



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Wow that is quite a project. You pretty much need a sawmill to build a saw mill?
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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:56 PM

I will definitely be watching this...I can smell the sawdust now. That isn't you behind the gloves in pic three is it.

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:05 PM

That PROJECT looks more like a JOB.   Good luck on the restoration.  If you run out of timber to cut come see me.  :D  Rick   



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Looks great mike. Never really seen one of those before :thumbs:



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:25 AM

There's nothing better than loading an engine running a sawmill, and smelling that exhaust and sawdust.

 

Do we all get to come over and play lumberjack with you for a day?

 

Ben W.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 06:39 AM

What kind of shape are the bearings in?



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:55 AM

Quite an interesting project.  Looking forward to see it when it is done.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Wow, what a project, but glad to see someone saving old equipment like that.  What are you planning to power it with?  



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 11:03 AM

If it were me, I'd find an old steam engine to power it. With all the slab wood left over, it would be cheap to run.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:45 PM

I will definitely be watching this...I can smell the sawdust now. That isn't you behind the gloves in pic three is it.

 

HA HA no that's not me, they were there so the blades wouldn't cut through the straps on the ride home 

 

What kind of shape are the bearings in?

 

Funny you should ask that, the new main bearings just came in $425 from Timken

 

 

Wow, what a project, but glad to see someone saving old equipment like that.  What are you planning to power it with?  

 

the plan is to get an older gas or diesel power unit, a friend just told me about a bunch of chippers that a tree trimming company just dumped at a local scrap yard, ill see if i can score an engine with a rockford PTO for cheap


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Posted July 21, 2013 - 02:39 PM

the next step was getting the cast iron pulleys off without destroying them.

 

i tried the heat, soak, beat, repeat method for about a week, no go 

 

i ended up making a large puller and over the span of about 3 hours today i managed to get the pulleys off the shaft

 

now i can polish it up, and replace the inner bearing, and start re-assembly 

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