A Wood-Gas Fuel Powered Sawmill

Fuel from wood scraps was the source of power for this innovative wood-gas fuel powered sawmill project, designed in spring of 1982 by the editorial staff at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Eco-Village.



Sawmill 1 Wood Gasification Unit
The complete gasification unit and motor . . . including the experimental preheater and the moisture trap.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
Sawmill 4
Diagram: Wood-gas generator. Click here for a downloadable version of this image.
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Sawmill 2 Wood Gas Throttle and Power Feed
One of our staffers controls the wood-gas throttle and the sawmill power feed.
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Sawmill 3 Truck Transmission
Here is our sawmill's inline six-cylinder powerplant (with its new carburetor setup) and the truck transmission that drives the saw.
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Sawmill 5
Diagram: Cooler/filter and circulation system. Click here for a downloadable version of the cooler/filter and the circulation system.
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Sawmill 7 Build a Bender on a Budget 2
This tube bender is effective with tough jobs and inexpensive to build.
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