The QG Horizontal Log
Frame Saw also called a reciprocating saw made by Kirschner & Co. of Leipzeig in
Germany is known to have been powered by a waterwheel at
1900. It can take a tree trunk 50 inches wide. Due to the arrangement of the
teeth, the saw is able to cut in both directions of travel. The saw is
undergoing restoration by its owner, Mr. J.O. Lawley. Photographed by Sheila
Viner at Silverstone Racetrack’s Classic Car Celebration in July this year.
Talgarth Mill nr Brecon, Powys
has been a successful
renovation project carried out by the villagers, restoring the mill (closed in
1928) and making a new waterwheel and concrete launder to bring the machinery to
working use once again producing flour. Their own bakery and café built on site
sees the whole process from locally grown grain being milled, baked and eaten
locally. Progress of the restoration with all its ups and downs was charted on
a new BBC programme, Village SOS, fronted by Sarah Beeney.
Find all current events and information on the excellent
www.talgarthmill.com which also has a link to the BBC programme.