The Circular Sawmill first published in 1989 provides historical background of the sawmill. Research materials included in the book come from collections of sawmill catalogs which contributed illustrations and specifications of circular sawmills from the early 20th century . Each illustration and schematic is described in Wendel’s terse and easy to read style. Content includes the historical background of the circular sawmills , sawmill builders, sawmill makers, and how to set up , check, hammering and adjusting the sawmill. The mechanics of the sawmill and sawmill accessories are also described.
Those interested in how this important machine evolved will find this book both enlightening and useful as a reference information. The history of the circular sawmill is seldom found, so this book is a great resource. (8 ½ by 11” 68 pages, paperback)