Logging with a Frick Sawmill

Collector Bill Waters uses his restored Frick Sawmill in logging demonstrations

Sawmills are traditionally powered by steam engines, but tractors may also be used, as shown here with this 1950s-vintage John Deere R. Mike Bailey of Olney talks with tractor operator John Stubbs III of Gaithersburg as they prepare to power up the sawmill. The seven-inch belt is 80 feet long.
Sawmills are traditionally powered by steam engines, but tractors may also be used, as shown here with this 1950s-vintage John Deere R. Mike Bailey of Olney talks with tractor operator John Stubbs III of Gaithersburg as they prepare to power up the sawmill. The seven-inch belt is 80 feet long.