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Frick Custom Sawmill

Thurmont, Maryland

Our early 20th century Frick saw mill was made in nearby Waynesboro, PA -- just a short drive from its current location.

Originally intended to be driven by steam, it is now powered by a 3.5L Detroit Diesel 3-71 engine and can turn 4, 4.5, and 5 foot saw blades.

While we normally cut oak and poplar boards and timbers up to 24 feet in length, we can extend the saw track and carriage to cut up to 45 feet, and occasionally cut walnut, cherry, hickory, ash, and a wide variety of other local hardwoods.

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Our early 20th century sawmill for all eras of historic projects.

Our early 20th century sawmill for all eras of historic projects.
Sawyer Dean Fitzgerald takes a first pass at a good sized red oak log.

Sawyer Dean Fitzgerald takes a first pass at a good sized red oak log.
Sawing a stack of plaster lathe on the mill.

Sawing a stack of plaster lathe on the mill.
We saw some of the biggest oak logs available anywhere.

We saw some of the biggest oak logs available anywhere.
A Real Monster Oak Log Takes Its First Pass

A Real Monster Oak Log Takes Its First Pass
It's A Simple Matter To Roll A Huge Log For The Next Pass -- Just Need More Weight

It's A Simple Matter To Roll A Huge Log For The Next Pass -- Just Need More Weight
Sharp Teeth Are As Important For The Sawmill As Sharp Chisels Are For Our Timber Framers

Sharp Teeth Are As Important For The Sawmill As Sharp Chisels Are For Our Timber Framers
A Finished Timber Weighing Something Over Two Tons

A Finished Timber Weighing Something Over Two Tons