Logging with a Frick Sawmill

Collector Bill Waters uses his restored Frick Sawmill in logging demonstrations

The sawmill's number one head block. The top part is the 'dog,' which is supported by the 'dog rack' and operated by the handle on the right. The dog holds the log in place. Across the bottom of the ell is a ruler, measuring in inches, with a hand-operated pointer adjusted to measure the width of the boards.
The sawmill's number one head block. The top part is the 'dog,' which is supported by the 'dog rack' and operated by the handle on the right. The dog holds the log in place. Across the bottom of the ell is a ruler, measuring in inches, with a hand-operated pointer adjusted to measure the width of the boards.