Great Designs in Wood (68) - The Wind Powered Sawmill

One of my favorite YouTubers, Wranglerstar, shares this video of an ingenious design to harness the wind for sawing lumber, from Holland, naturally. It's not the fastest way to produce lumber, but you'd be hard-pressed to come up with a way that is more energy-efficient.

Just goes to show how creative we can be when we have all the modern conveniences taken from us. Makes you think that yes, just possibly, we were all smarter a couple of hundred years ago when we weren't sharing our thinking with a pocket-sized electronic device.

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Jeff Wartluft said…
Very interesting Chuck. I wonder what range of horse powers are generated by this large windmill?
Ivan S said…
It is really ecological sawmill. I will use this information for my lesson in wood science and ecological forest management.

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