Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The Taylor Sawmill in Derry, NH has a water powered sash (up and down) saw. Mills like this are quite rare, having been replaced by the circular and band saws still used today. Bob and his son Ed run the mill on the second and fourth Saturdays during the summer and were good enough to appropriately saw the floor joists and boards for the flooring of the Alexander Knight House. White oak is not the usual wood sawn here; the speed of the carriage was slowed to allow for the hardness and density. The blade leaves a 1/4" kerf with each pass, For more info about the Taylor Sawmill : http://www.londonderrynh.net/?p=10484
Many thanks and much appreciation for their help; we now have the right materials prepared in the authentic way.