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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35784 06/06/20 08:22 PM
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Hello everyone tonite

Please go to the tools for sale section and visit my teaching tools from afar for more conversation and information on my favorite subject

Richard--nh--

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35801 08/31/20 01:50 AM
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Hello everyone tonight

It's been a while since I have posted , but I have been busy transferringee some of my research material to newer upto date storage, a large task indeed but very interesting

I am quite interested in preserving information for future generations of truly interested students both young and old

I can see the challenges that people like Oliver Evans had as he also tried to preserve information, that I drew on as I struggled with complicated millwrighting problems during my career, I found out early on that tidbits of very necessary information was omitted, I am sure not intensionaly, on really difficult problems that I had to deal with was inserting cast iron Gudgeons into the wooden shaft of a 1860 barrel wheel that powered a Muley mill,s vertical blade

Anyway I could go to other complicated subjects but for another time

I have covered many subjects in this very long thread , enjoyed every minute, hope I helped someone along the way to become interested enough to continue to preserve knowledge for future generations

Nh

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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35824 10/18/20 02:16 AM
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HI everyone tonight
Just reminiscing and took a little trip down memory lane it all started. As I was reviewing one of my storage tapes that dealt with historic mill writing, all necessary as I downloaded information on new storage medium.

It made me realize that the project of the complete restoration of the raceway, and then power source for the vertical blade, a very early wooden barrel wheel (1867) , was. going to be a challenge, and it sure turned out to live up to that end

Well I will continue when I return

The northern hewer

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35828 10/19/20 02:03 AM
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Hi everyone tonite

I have had many challenges,/projects handed to me over my career, but not many came close to the reconstruction of The 1867 water powered Muley sawmill's raceway, and the horizontal barrel wheel, that powered its equipment, including its single vertical blade, the ratcheting system, and the saw frame , that no could handle 20 foot logs up to 36" on the butt end

I always said to many who came to view this operating mill, from first glance, seemed to be of rough and crude construction, but as you view its sawn lumber, it is apparent that is not the case

You could hold sawn tolerances to within 1/8", easily, and 1/16" on smaller squares

One of the problems that one had to deal with, was the weight of the large logs, springing the head block

Now the head block was massive, but would spring slightly, and the downward cutting stroke also added to this problem.

Now just to give some perspective,as far as the head block is concerned,it had a recess that accommodated the 12" blade beyond the end of the log

Well have to go now, but will return
NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35831 10/19/20 05:42 PM
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I have a question for the moderator or anyone else who may like to respond

I have many nice pictures of the reconstruction on DVD disks, just don,t know how. To post them from that medium to the chat site, I know other people are posting, like to give it a shot, for everyone,s enjoyment

NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35833 10/19/20 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by northern hewer
I have a question for the moderator or anyone else who may like to respond

I have many nice pictures of the reconstruction on DVD disks, just don,t know how. To post them from that medium to the chat site, I know other people are posting, like to give it a shot, for everyone,s enjoyment

NH


NH:
As far as I know there is no way to store the photos on this website/forum.
You'll have to find a site where you can upload your pictures to that site and they can host your pictures. Then I believe you can post a link to the photo.
I'll have to try it to see if it can be done.

Jim Rogers

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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35834 10/19/20 07:32 PM
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Years ago, I had some photos on a free site known as photobucket. I just checked and that site is no longer free. You have to pay to use it.
I don't know of any other sites right now.
Maybe someone else knows of one that is good and free.
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35836 10/20/20 01:31 AM
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Hello everyone tonite

Thanks Jim, thanks for your input, but I still wonder how others seem to be posting pictures, and even video clips

Thanks again
NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35837 10/20/20 07:53 AM
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It's a view of work keeping me busy at the moment out in what I call, "the schuur" but that is besides the point. Is this what you mean NH?
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35838 10/20/20 07:59 AM
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And by the way, given the topic's thread-name, here I was busy prepping that very beam.
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