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The sawmill Het_Jonge_Schaap (The Young Sheep) is the newest asset of the Society. The original mill, situated at Zaandam at that time, was demolished in 1942. Using detailed drawings, made by Anton Sipman and by applying moderncomputer technologies, the reconstruction could start in 2005. Exactly two years later the new mill was officially opened on 27 September 2007.

Using wind power to saw timber was the invention of the dutch Cornelis Cornelisz from Uitgeest. He was the first one to use a crankshaft to power the sawing. There are two types of sawmills. A sawmill producing wainscot, a fine type of oak that was used for wall panels and ships panelling. The other sawmill (as Het_Jonge_Schaap) was only used for sawing beams and planks; a cruder type of sawing.

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Kalverringdijk • Zaandam • North-Holland • The Netherlands • You find us 15 kilometer north of Amsterdam along the river Zaan • Easy access by train


Saw mill from 2007

Opening hours: everyday 9.30-16.30

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