A steam-powered field manufacturing facility – FineWoodworking


We predict we’re so good with our battery-powered drills and our 3-hp tablesaws. Ha! The Phillips Brothers Mill and Field Manufacturing facility in Oak Run, California actually has it found out—they’re powered by sawdust! Certain, it’s not cheap for us all to change over to line-drive machines operating off of a steam engine, nevertheless it positive is enjoyable to observe their operation in motion.

Additionally, it ought to be famous that that is in reality a working field manufacturing facility making wholesale and retail packing containers since 1898. Fairly cool!

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