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Re: New to me sawmill...... I think...
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2016, 07:25:36 PM »
Some one just posted in this forum they bought a LumberJack sawmill head rig only .
Is this from the same company maybe ?
I suppose it's possible. If so I must have a very early version with wooden wheels and alot of pop rivets. I'll post upore pictures soon.

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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2016, 07:42:32 PM »
What you need is a bolt on flywheel pto stub shaft for the other side of the engine.

 

 
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2016, 10:27:37 PM »
I do it quite often but have never done it on anything over 5 hp.  The first few minutes a lot of stuff goes flying as the outer fabric casing gets rubbed off after that it wears pretty well.

If you want to change the direction  of the blade put a half twist in the belt and flip the saw blades inside out.  If you do that you would want to put a small piece of metal between the two halves of the belt where it will want to rub against its self.
Very much interested in seeing a belt like this in action and how is the life span of the belt in this? Yes I believe the drive set up is backwards for sure. This thing looks like a home made affair for sure. Just not by me. But I will give the builder some credit he did build it with guards. Something o might have overlooked till later on in the build.

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2016, 01:26:12 AM »
I'm thinking about flipping the motor and running a Jack shaft with pillow blocks. To rotate the mill in the proper direction.. I'm really not looking to reinvent the wheel here but sometimes it just has to be done. :-\

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2016, 07:47:29 AM »
I'm thinking about flipping the motor and running a Jack shaft with pillow blocks. To rotate the mill in the proper direction.. I'm really not looking to reinvent the wheel here but sometimes it just has to be done. :-\

Well, a man has to do what a man has to do! ;D

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2016, 03:25:24 PM »
Making slow progress. But progress none the less.
Before.

After.

At least this should correct being able to use common off the shelf blades of 12' long give or take.


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