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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.

Saw Mill Shed Progress

_MG_2976RSZ“Plate” and “Bent” timbers to support the shed roof _MG_3019RSZ“Plate” and “Bent” timbers to support the shed roof
DSC02973RSZMaking a “Dutchman” or “Scarf” joint to replace rotted wood in an original timber. DSC02967RSZMaking a “Dutchman” or “Scarf” joint to replace rotted wood in an original timber.
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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.