A cut above the rest

PICTURE THIS

January 29, 2007|By Photos by Lloyd Fox | Photos by Lloyd Fox,Sun photographer

The Frank Thomas Sawmill has operated in Fallston since 1933, when it was purchased for $150 during the Great Depression. The sawmill is what is known as a specialty mill, cutting wood for custom jobs such as fireplace mantels, hardwood flooring, fence boards, barn siding, bridge flooring and blocking. Frank Thomas Jr. sharpens each of the 44 razor-sharp teeth on the 56-inch steel saw blade every day to keep the cuts clean and straight. Years ago, there were as many as a dozen sawmills in the area; now only two are left in Harford County.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.