Diagram of a sawmill

Diagram of a sawmill from Oliver Evans' "The Young Mill-Wright & Miller's Guide."

Diagram of a single-gate sawmill from Oliver Evans’s book “The Young Mill-Wright & Miller’s Guide.” The log was fixed in a carriage that moved in increments along a track. A small “flutter wheel” powered the carriage and the 6-foot saw that sliced the log into planks. (Library of Congress.)

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