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Re: building a band saw mill
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2003, 08:52:19 PM »
PA, ClunkerPlunker...LInn Lumber has a tape you can get on assembly and test of their 190 mill..it gives you all the info you need on the acme rods and the installation..it shows their head design ,how to adjust bands,wheels,blade guides,etc..  
Linn also has the belt clutch for less than some others..i have built two mills on linns design and they work well..i used the acme rods on the first and gears , chain an cable on the
second...the head on the second mill is so easy to raise an lower i'm thinking about changing the first one from the acme rods to gears an chain..cooks saw  has gears, chain ,blade guide rollers,sheaves..etc 1800 473 4804 ..they have a paper they can send to you with parts an such....good luck..

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2003, 09:26:07 AM »
CP, Thanks for the lead.. I checked them out on their site.. It looks like they hang the head on a couple roller chains from a top cross shaft, and maybe use some large springs on the tail of the chain like a garage door--Like a counter weight?? Then a bigear/little gear reduction roller chain to the crank??

Interesting!! I'll give the # a call..
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2003, 04:17:23 PM »
I decided to try the Cooks Saw method to raise and lower the  saw head . I ordered bearings, #40 roller chain, and gears from Cook, to hang the head,.I also ordered a 44", 1" keyed shaft and a #35 60 tooth gear and hub and chain, and a 4" brake from Northern for the crank reduction... The local overhead door shop has a 100# spring set for $30 I think I'll try. I hope to be able to use the 12V gear reducer /motor I have to raise and lower the head, and hopefully the counter weigt of the 100# springs will allow the motor to do the job. I appreciate the help and ideas, and will try and post some picks in a few weeks. Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2003, 06:22:40 PM »
 PA i was gonna use a garage door spring like on the lumber mate but after  seeing a homemade mill over in cross city an how easy it worked i skipped it..for the brake he used a piece of fan belt over a small sheave.it worked great.. i also saw that system used on a hud-son ..i think..at the ag show in moultrie..anyway it sounds like your well on your way ..
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