We are helping with the arduous task of cleaning out a lifetimes worth of belongings, tools, and... a 1923 Ford Model-T sawmill?! This thing is an amazing piece of yard art but I can’t believe people actually used it. It looks terrifying.
I mean look at the blade on it. It must be close to 2-feet in diameter. The saw is run off the rear differential. I wonder if someone would sit in the ‘driver’s seat’ while another person pushed a log through this monstrosity?
This is one of the few things I’ve found that makes me thankful for occupational health and safety organizations. This thing is a death trap. Our grandfathers had it a lot harder than we do. I can’t imagine the gore if someone tripped onto the blade...
On a side note, some more
junk treasures! This is a 1960 Ford F350 2wd dually with a 360ci V-8. It hasn’t run since at least 2001. This was a complete mechanic’s mobile workshop.
On top there is a large welder, air tank, and a Ford Pinto four-cylinder gas engine. Pretty amazing that everything you’d ever need was in one vehicle. The boom stands at approximately 14' tall.
I hope that someone, someday could restore this truck. It would look amazing at a car show to represent the era where bolt-on parts were rare and fabricators were the norm.
I believe it is a four speed but don’t quote me. It sure looks comfortable. The big ol’ squishy seat, massive steering wheel, and plenty of visibility! The CB was probably more of a requirement back in the day before mobile phones, and working on log trucks in the wilderness.
There are also a couple of these! Off-road fire suppression trailers. Both are in ‘Meh’ condition. One has a pump and the other doesn’t. I’m sure in the current environment of the perpetual California wildfire, we can find someone that wants them.
They’re both pretty cool to look at - hell everything is pretty cool. Sadly none of it has been maintained. All left to rot. Just like the 12-valve Cummins I plucked out of the same backyard to salvage. The Cummins was the only thing that I felt comfortable or that had any modern utility for me to play with...