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The Mill is currently closed to the public for safety reasons until restoration is complete. Public visits to the Mill will be announced as construction proceeds. For more information please contact President Dean Copeland at Copeland.sawmill@verizon.net, or 781-837-3001 or by mail to Hatch Mill, P.O.Box 2518, Ocean Bluff, Massachusetts 02065.

This project is funded in part by the citizens of Marshfield through the Community Preservation Act

Town of Marshfield CPC (Community Preservation Committee)

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Restoration Has Started

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MLB Restorations and North Bennett Street School Students Raise Saw Mill Shed Frame. 9/17/2014

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Original parts are being preserved in restoration.
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The “Fender Bent” being secured.

The “Fender Bent” is where the future up-down sash saw mill will be mounted.  We need to raise funds for the saw mill machinery.  Please donate by clicking the donate button on this page.

We’re At The Marshfield Fair. Stop By And See Our Display Under The Grandstand In The History Area

Saw Mill Shed Progress

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_MG_3016RSZ“Dutchman” or “Scarf” fitting into timber being restored Pic 860 RSZNice detail in a post of both a mortice’s layout marks and the drawbore of a joint–you can see the bend in the trenail where it was used to bring a tenon into the mortice when the material was first joined. Image and information provided by restoration carpenter Rick McKee.

 

Jim Kricker / Rondout Woodworking Extend Posts of Box Mill After Raising

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Bill Frugoli Shares Memories Of Hatch Mill (Please click on our videos tab above to view)

Longtime Marshfield resident Bill Frugoli shared memories of doing business with Decker Hatch from 1946 to the mid 1960′s.  Please visit our video page to view the discussion.

North Bennet Street Students Work On Restoration Of Saw Mill Parts

North Bennet Street School students worked on restoring parts of the saw mill while the box mill was being raised.

 

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The Box Mill Section Of Hatch Mill Raised

Jim Kricker has been working  at the Hatch Mill to raise the box mill section of the building back to level.  One corner was raised 21 inches.  The images below show the progression.

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Raised to final height of 21″

 

 

Box Mill To Be Jacked Up To Level Position By Jim Kricker, MLB Restorations and N. Bennet St. School Students

The box mill part of the mill will be raised approx. twenty one inches to level the building.  Jim Kricker, a restoration specialist from upstate New York is leading the effort to raise the box mill.

Also, a local resident, Bill Frugoli stopped by to share memories of doing business with Decker Hatch while the mill was still in business from 1946 until the mid 1960′s.

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Bill Frugoli Shares Some Memories

Marshfield High students from the building construction class led by Tom Greland visited the Hatch Mill on Jan. 14, 2014.  The students built the carriage shed on the property and will be installing doors on the shed to finish the project.

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Tom Greland and MHS students from building construction class

MHS Students and Tom Greland, MHS Building Const. Class (2)

Steven O’Shaughnessy of N. Bennet St. School speaks with MHS students

Saw Mill Shed Disassembled

The saw mill shed is now disassembled and shrink wrapped to protect against weather.

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