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Re: band saw mill project
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2019, 05:26:47 PM »
.... @ millwright... tks for info .. gonna check for that product "case nite"..and try that out...                                                                                                  .....@ Crusarius... just regular steel ...while i'm in the middle of building them ..not a big job to make them greasable... if the big guys in the industries are doing it on there high end mills there's got to be a reason... so i'm kinda leaning in that directions...                                                                                           .....@Bandit....tks for info... by the way are your rollers greasable??..                                                                                                                                      .....@RAYMAR....tks..nice to hear from another local...was thinking about starting a FORESTRY FORUM  gathering in this part of the world... hard for us eastern Canadian to travel to the US to attend a Pig Roast... maybe a hot dog roast for starts digin1.. just a though..we'll see if there is interest  
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« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2019, 06:34:37 PM »
Kasenit has not been available for years.  A similar product is Cherry Red or Bownells sells some private label stuff.  None of it gives the deep case blade guides require.

There is a method that infuses carbon into steel by burning something like leather it in a sealed packing box.  Google it for directions.  You also might be able to find somebody that does it commercially.
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2019, 10:03:32 PM »
A local get together sounds like a great idea. I have family in the Richibucto / Saint-Charles / Aldouane areas.
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2019, 11:43:58 PM »
No Vantour they are not. I switched back to sealled after a one season run of the greasables.
Too messy for my liking in that location. I just use the best possible grade marine type bearing I can get. Initial purchase is more but the longevity far out values that initial purchase.  
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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2019, 08:22:41 PM »
....@Larry.... tks for that info..gonna look that up... my friend who heat treats steel all the time says if its mild steel there is not much you can do about it.. it has to be 01 steel... so ill probably leave them as is and make a new set when they wear out.................................... ....................................... ..................   ....@Bandit...tks for that info... was hoping someone with that experience using greasable bearings and switching over to non greasable bearings just made my decison thumbs-up..............................................................................................  ....@ RAYAR ... gonna check with TIMFROM NB .. he's building a timber fram in Shediac area and maybe get somthing going in that area.. i'll keep you posted..    
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »
....@ RAYAR ... gonna check with TIMFROM NB .. he's building a timber fram in Shediac area and maybe get somthing going in that area.. i'll keep you posted..    
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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2019, 05:28:49 PM »
 
Finally got my blade guides installed
 

 
adjustable 3/8'' x 6'' flat bar... just got flat washers each side of the bearing but got a little play so i'm gonna make small v grove pulleys with my bearings and should help to solidify my adjustable blade guide...   
 
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« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2019, 10:11:58 AM »
Nice, you're making progress on your mill build.
I've got some different projects on the go for mine. The latest one I just started on is a crank type tooth setter. ;) Got some pieces for the body and some for the workings.
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« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2019, 12:02:45 PM »
Rayar, I be very interested in a build thread on that.

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« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2019, 06:21:37 AM »
Tks RAYAR..... like to see pics of that tooth setter also..will be a future project for me also.. 
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« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2019, 10:36:33 PM »
I just have a few parts gathered up for the tooth setter at the moment and a sketch started.. I'll have to start a thread on it when I start building it.
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« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2019, 07:13:01 AM »
 

 Changed my gear box from a 25 to 1 ..to a 40 to 1 ratio and added a second smaller jackshaft with 2 to 1 ratio sprockets ..... I'm at 18 sec for 12 inch of lift with my 2.5hp tread mill motor (had started with 6-7 sec for 12inch of lift but would have burnt my motor quite fast)...next step is to add my garage door spring to help with the weight..Don't have the motor bolted yet..hope i don't have to down gear again :-\
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« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2019, 10:24:18 AM »
The setup looks good and while it does sound like its a bit slow, I'm guessing that my old LT40 isn't much faster. 
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« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2019, 12:44:13 PM »
I wouldn't be concerned about the urethane wheels longevity. I have seen rotating urethane coated cylinders outlast steel cylinders in much more demanding environment than your mill will ever experience. there  are also companies that will resurface them but at what cost? As far as your blade guides, make them out of 4140 steel and they can easily be hardened.

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« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2019, 07:16:16 PM »
   @Darrel..was putting that out there to see what average speed is normal  tks .@Luap..hoping those urethane wheels hold also..gonna keep those guild wheels till they wear out and then do them again with proper steel..tks
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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2019, 05:13:15 PM »
 
got my bandsaw mill motor...04 TOYOTA YARIS 1.5litre...
 

 
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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2019, 10:05:12 PM »
I was very tempted to use my saturn motor 1.9 twin cam. I was concerned it would not have enough low end torque. be very curious to know how that turns out.

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« Reply #57 on: April 28, 2019, 06:35:16 AM »
.........@ Crusarius...i would Not worried about low end torque..for example this motor has 50hp at probably 2000 rpm... so i'm gonna run it at about 1500rpm with a 6 inch pulley at the crank...motor is bigger than i had anticipated ..i worked in a scap yard and some car had some way smaller lighter motor..  
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« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2019, 08:16:37 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2019, 08:38:01 AM »
Interesting power source,

Found this:



[th]Torque[/th]
105 ft-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
[th]Base Engine Size[/th]
1.5 L
[th]Horsepower[/th]
108 hp @ 6000 rpm


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