Started by RetiredTech, November 05, 2023, 05:29:11 PM
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Quote I'm buying small batches of bands. 5 at a time so far. I want to try several different brands and tooth configurations to see what works best on my mill.
Quote from: RetiredTech on November 05, 2023, 05:29:11 PM Hey guys, saw milling is still very new to me and I'm just sawing for myself. I've been toying with the idea of building a drag style band sharpener. I've seen a bunch of videos on the web and read about some on the forum here. I've also read a bunch of the sharpening posts. I see some sharpeners go down the face of the tooth, clean out the gullet, and grind up the back side of the blade. Others go down the face of the tooth, clean out the gullet then lift up without grinding the back of the tooth. Even production sharpeners are built both ways. I understand the need to clean the gullet out. But what are the pros and cons of grinding the back of the tooth? It would seem to me that grinding the back of the tooth would be a waste of material from the hardened tooth. If your only removing a few thousandths of an inch on each sharpening and then only getting 3-5 sharpenings on a blade I don't see how it would change the shape of the blade enough to matter. In my mind the most it would do is create a small amount of extra room in the gullet to carry the sawdust out.
Quote from: RetiredTech on November 07, 2023, 08:07:25 AMAll the help I've gotten here has been great and no body has criticized my rinkydink mill all. Everyone just seems to accept it for what it is and try to help me make it better.
Quote from: RetiredTech on November 08, 2023, 07:09:36 PMI see rain in the forecast so it may sooner than I thought.
Quote from: RetiredTech on November 08, 2023, 07:09:36 PM... the little 30rpm gear reduction motor that will drive the band advance.
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