Playmobil Sawmill part # 4

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:14 PM

I was wondering if the burner was a re-purposed food press, and indeed it is! Great idea!

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:06 AM



This is all really fantastic!  



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Posted by ttrigg on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:39 PM

This whole scene is a text book example of "Re-use, Recycle, & Improvise". Love it!

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Playmobil Sawmill part # 4
Posted by chocho willy on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:47 PM

  Thinking back about this project, what have I learned? A little more advanced planning would have probably been a good idea. Building should have been larger, if one had to work in there someone was going to get cut. Could have made it bigger but only had so much playmobil parts and wanted to save enough to build a Florida cracker house. While the project is not correct to operation it is probably close enough for most people and most important to me is it is pretty much weather proof. The wigwam or sawdust burner is still go a little work to do yet but the idea is there, it is made from a canning strainer designed to separate seeds from juice and pulp, covered it with metal furnace tape and will have a small jewelry ultrasonic basket on the top to catch the embers. Had to cut some of the figures in order to have them do things like carry lumber, the sawyer (main blade guy) is a space man figure from probably star wars that I painted bib overhauls on. Still have to spread around some sawdust and accent pieces but all and all pretty much done. Learned a lot about old sawmills and the project took a little longer than expected, but that is what happens when you plan as you go. Thanks for looking Bill  sawmillmain bladestrainersawyer

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