Recreating Up-and-Down Sawmill History

Making a portable sawmill

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This 2 HP Fairbanks-Morse handles the power requirements of the portable saw with ease. The belt is real leather; there were miles of leather belting manufactured in Sullivan County, Pa., until the turn of the last century. For backup power, or saw demonstration, a 1 HP electric or a 5 HP Honda gas engine is concealed in the framework.