I just wonder how many accidents there have been in the 120ish years it's been operating? Not many I would guess, prbably less than a modern 'safe' mill? What a fascinating place to see and I am really glsd that you psoted it, TA :mrgreen:
Their method of pyrography is a tad quicker than mine and what a lovely bit of Heath Robinson to do it with too! I could quite happily spend a day or 2 wandering around there..
Maybe it's just my romantic imagination, but I reckon that the people who work there have a far better understanding of the machinery, and a stronger mental connection to the manufacturing process, than they would in an ordinary, modern factory like those on show in 'How It's Made' programmes.
There might be one small thing wrong somewhere here... but i haven't found it yet. The beat-up Chevvy pick-up for starters. You can fair smell it all. And a Health and Safety report would just spoil it all. I think I know someone who would love all of this. Make that two.
edit: at about 3:20 in on "The Planing Mill"... there's a 'Darwinator', or at least the top bit of one... just where they start the whole thing up.
This all beats TV, don't it?