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269361 Mike Rock <mikerock@m...> 2019‑11‑01 Re: Union Steel Chest Co
> Michael-Stlll jazzed over last months anvil find.
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Up here in Swiss-consin there was a long time sawmill shop that went out 
of business.  I got one of the two saw tensioning anvils, 100# of it.
It had been in use since before WWII.   Also got a lath making machine, 
a resaw of sorts.  It has 8 blades spaced to cut 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" boards 
into plaster lath thickness.  It was belt driven, converted to V-belts.  
They sliced the beautiful cast iron frame to sneak the belts through and 
cobbled on a repair part.  Should have used those belts made of a 
jillion segments and saved the frame.....

Place was Harry Schell, Sawmill supplies, in Blue River, WI

He showed me how to tension saw plates, specifically my 52", in 1976. I 
finally got a Gaar Scott sawmill to go with the plate in the mid 
eighties.  It's an art!  He also did big band saw blades, 4" and wider, 
some 30 feet long.  Most were much shorter.  Fun stuff.

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