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Author Topic: My bandsaw build. Redoing the lift and lower  (Read 10258 times)

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Re: My bandsaw build.
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2018, 07:01:57 PM »
Ok i done some adjusting on the idler side which was off and now I can keep the blade on
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2018, 08:05:50 PM »
Ok good news. I started the engine and engaged the blade and it stayed on. I ran it for awhile and it's centered and not moving. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 09:16:10 PM »
Ok good news. I started the engine and engaged the blade and it stayed on. I ran it for awhile and it's centered and not moving.
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Re: My bandsaw build.
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2018, 09:20:28 PM »
Great. What I found is I believe my tires would “give”. If I put as much tension on it as I wanted, the blade would wander. To begin with the blade would come off the front. I found out my axle (mine was a golf cart rear end) would flex or bend. This would change the “toe” I solved that problem with a bar across the front which greatly helped and probably would have made me happy. However, I was using cheap cheap cheap harbor freight trailor tires. I think the plys weren’t strong enough to withstand the tension and would cause problems due to the weakness in the rubber. So I still couldn’t tighten up like I wanted. Your tires seem to be much better and I think will work better. If they will hold 100 psi, I think I would put that much in them. This is just my opinion.... hope it works out for you.

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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2018, 09:41:26 PM »
I was perusing craigslist last night and noticed someone had a set of bandmill wheels, and four grooved casters for a mill for 100 bucks, doesn't help now, but that would have been a deal when you started.
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2018, 09:58:44 PM »
I was perusing craigslist last night and noticed someone had a set of bandmill wheels, and four grooved casters for a mill for 100 bucks, doesn't help now, but that would have been a deal when you started.
Yeah if I had it to do over I would have went with pulleys and belts. And the design would have been totally different.
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2018, 11:32:58 AM »
Gonna work on the raise and lower today. Kinda a bummer cause I have to pull the blade and engine and stuff back off no that I have it running good :)
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2018, 09:07:09 PM »
Got a little done today on the lifting mechanism. The motor lifts it really good and the turnbuckle makes it nice to be able to even everything out. I have to move my pulleys up so I don't loose my height cut.


 

 

 
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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 01:11:01 AM »
Lookin good...
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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2018, 11:01:47 AM »
Thank ya. Wish I could find some shorter turnbuckles.
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« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 11:20:25 AM »
I think I'm going to leave these turn buckles for now. I can always get some shorter ones. The cut height I have now is plenty big enough for the cedars I will be milling.
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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 12:23:01 PM »
To paint or not to paint that is the question. I know the slides will never hold paint. Can't really decide what to do.
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2018, 12:25:03 PM »
Test it then clean and paint. Otherwise you will have rust stains all over your lumber.
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 12:52:09 PM »
Test it then clean and paint. Otherwise you will have rust stains all over your lumber.
The track is already painted. The mill won't be out in the weather. I'm going to test it and then maybe prime and paint it.
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2018, 01:38:29 PM »
Thank ya. Wish I could find some shorter turnbuckles.
Is there a way you can attach one side lower on the head?  Plus you don't need two turn buckles...  You just need to raise/lower one side to true it up.
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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 01:45:49 PM »
One side would be easy to lower the other side would be a little tougher. Thing is I don't really need the extra height with what I'm going to be cutting. The mill is being built to cut cedar only off our farm.
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« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2018, 01:54:21 PM »
Mocking up some ideas for my blade guides. Had those orange pieces from something I got at a auction. If I can get those figured out I will be a step closer to testing it out.


 

 
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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »
 Wish I could find some shorter turnbuckles.
Maybe just use I-bolts in place of the turnbuckle.  May only need on one side but leave plenty of thread to tighten or loosen..
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2018, 02:47:01 PM »
With a cut off wheel and a welder you can shorten the turn buckles. 
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« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2018, 02:57:10 PM »
With a cut off wheel and a welder you can shorten the turn buckles.
I got both of those :)
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