Sturgeon’s Mill at Sebastapol, CA. – a working steam driven mill – Part 2

As I reported in my blog of June 11th, 2013 Webmaster Roger Thornburn and I plus our wives spent a wonderful day at Sturgeon’s Mill near Sebastapol. These are pics that Roger (mostly) and I took that day.

Shires taking a log to the mill

Shires pulling log to the mill

Shires pulling log to the mill

Chains used to bring log to saw

Chain used to transfer logs from pile to saw

Chain used to transfer logs from pile to saw

Close-up of log being sawed ….. before the days of OSHA

Closeup of log being sawed

Closeup of log being sawed

Machine used to rip the planks into 2 by 4’s etc. The levers in the foreground set the machine to cut the various sizes.

Machine used to rip the planks.

Machine used to rip the planks.

The Planer

Planer details

Planer details

The planer at work.

The Planer at work

The Planer at work

A nice 12” by 12”

12 inches by 12 inches

12 inches by 12 inches

Old (alas non-working) Steam Donkey

Steam Donkey

Steam Donkey