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This is one of five HO scale models of the machinery used in the kind of medium sized sawmill that was common throughout the 20th century in communities all over the US and Canada. Such a mill would employ from 10 to 20 men and produce in the order of 10,000 to 20,000 board feet per day of lumber. The five models are the Log Haul-up winch, the No 2 Special Double Cut Headsaw, the Medium Gang Edger, the Roller Tables With Transfer Beams (a set of six) and the Wood Frame Swing Saw. The wheels and mandrels needed to build an overhead belt drive system are offered as well.
This model was developed from the DeLoach medium gang edger illustrated in a DeLoach Company Catalog that dates to about 1908 and shows DeLoach's extensive line of sawmill machinery.
The edger is used to trim the edges of slabs coming off the headsaw. It has three blades, two of which are sideways adjustable with the long handles that extend back to the operator end of the machine. The model has a sprue across the end to protect these handles, it can be a removed with a sharp hobby knife. The belt that drives the feed rollers from the central saw arbour can be made of dental tape glued in place with ACC.
This model is as close to scale as Shapeways technology allows and can be printed only in frosted detail plastic. Detail is finer than most cast metal or plastic models and you will need a jeweller's loupe to see it all. The model is non operating.