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Shaun PLQ

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Posted: 06/02/2018 17:30:37
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/kdi8inotw6z4dve/jhv.jpeg?dl=0

Hi, first time I've posted in donkeys years, so I'm not sure if the photo will work !

I live in the quarry workers cottages connected to the Prince Llewelyn Slate Quarry, in Dolwyddelan in the Lledr valley. This quarry used mainly sand saws, hence the amount of them we find rusting in our gardens, they were even used for garden fencing at one point.

What I would like to find is a photo of a sand saw working, google isn't cooperating, can anyone help please.

Diolch yn fawr.
IP: 95.147.245.180 Edited: 06/02/2018 18:23:45 by Shaun PLQ
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Posted: 06/02/2018 22:40:09
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In "The Slate Quarries of Pembrokeshire" by Alun John Richards there are two photographs (page 87 and 89) of the Pembrokeshire hand saw. They seem to have teeth, so may not be sand saws. ISBN 0-86381-484-0. IP: 86.152.212.38
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Posted: 07/02/2018 18:47:39
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In the report on the excavation of the Moel Siabod Hone Quarry, there's an engraving of an Italian sand saw from the 1900's, although it's not very clear. There's also a diagram of the saw that was found in the hone quarry. You can download a copy of the report from the RCAHMW archive, (most easily accessed through Coflein mapping).
Report entitled, The Siabod Hone Quarry, Dolwyddelan produced by W.T. and A.M. Jones, October 2014.

BTW, in Alun John Richard's "Fragments of Mine and Mill " book, there's a photo of some sand saw blades, from Ty'n y Bryn Quarry, used to bind some crawiau to make a fence. Do you have any idea exactly where the photo was taken?
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Posted: 07/02/2018 20:44:27
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I think I have some photos of the hone quarry saw, I'll have a dig. I also have some historic images somewhere too.

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Posted: 18/02/2018 14:08:30
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Here are a couple of images of Frame/gang saws at work - essentially the same as sand saws, sadly none working slate! I am sure I've seen on the internet somewhere some publicity shots of the Dolwyddelan quarries and sawing, but can't remember where. Can't find my hone quarry photos either, at the moment. SadSad

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Posted: 18/02/2018 21:01:36
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GAT Report 252 - Gwynedd Slate Quarries, has a photo of "A sand saw at work in a Dolwyddelan quarry."
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http://www.walesher1974.org/her/groups/GAT/media/GAT_Reports/GATreport_252_compressed.pdf
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