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Hi Guys,

A friend sent me this link to a video of the Phillips Bros Mill, a steam powered wooden box factory that has been in operation in northern California since 1897: http://www.youtube.com/v/_mKSKZau9qs They power up a wood-fired steam engine and run the machines the old fashioned way - with wide leather belts.

I especially liked the twin blade resaw band saw and the belt powered planer. They put the inscriptions on the boxes by burning them on. It must take a lot of ingenuity to keep everything running.

I found this enjoyable to watch and thought you guys might like it, too.

Here's the mill's web site: http://phillipsbrothersmill.com/

Bill
 

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Bill - Yes, I plan to make it to the Dream Cruise. I got married a couple weeks ago but I think my new bride will let me take the trip! :laughing:

This time I want to stop and see you and not forget!

Bill
 
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