How about building a sawmill?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Contenders would build a working sawmill. Logs would be cut into 2x4 or 4x4 lumber. The team with the most board-feet of lumber wins.
-- CJ Pepe (Pepe@mc.net), January 24, 2001
sawmills are a good idea i build them proffesoinally for baker products,(band-type sawmills)i would like to see them try to build one to take a 9 foot 4X4 tie and cut it into 1X4's, remember i am a proffesional i build them to within .015 of an inch straight by hand, i would like to see their ideas on how to cut the lumber and how fast they can cut it, it would be a race to cut the mustard.....
-- michael lee brunk jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 19, 2001.