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Author Topic: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???  (Read 6862 times)

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Re: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2009, 06:08:33 AM »
Andy,no reason you and dad shouldn't try it,you can always use the Belsaw with a headsaw when you find one.Theirs alot on the forum on building bandsaws you just have to tip it verticle.Would be alot easier to power a stationary head.If I ever build anouther bandmill I'll use those donut spare tires that come with the newer cars,big "V" pulleys are expensive.I'am glad your dad is so active seems if you keep moving nothing will catch up to you.Frank C.
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Re: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 08:37:24 AM »
Before I got my lt28 I used to get all my lumber from an amish guy that had a band mill with 40' feet of carage that travled. The head(band) was mounted horz and it also had a debarker, hyd head movement and a hyd motor that pulled the cable to move the carage. It was very productive in the fact that after each cut the cant was moved bach for off loading. He had a stand for the fitches and rollers for the lumber and the slabs were tossed out the window. I wish I could get some pictures but the amish think camera's are taboo ::)
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Re: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2009, 09:25:14 AM »
I wish I could get some pictures but the amish think camera's are taboo ::)
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They'd probably let you take pictures if you ask and make sure you don't get them or especialy their faces in the picture.
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Re: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2009, 02:29:30 AM »
5.8 blocks a min, with a 12.5 average in a 10 hr shift will give you 3,500 blocks, blocks are ran in 8,  9 and 10 lengths and the owner wants to double production and maintain quality, can it be done? Sure can, if you have the millions to put into equipment, and the operators that can keep up with the pace. Now run that mill 14 shifts a week and you will have to upgrade the kilns and planner to keep up with the production increases as well. Can band mills handle faster feed speeds? You bet they can if you put the right saw on them. Now compare the amount of sawdust in the conveyor to a round saw. Why sell chips when you can sell lumber? :P
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Re: Part Circle Mill Part Band Mill???
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2009, 09:52:48 AM »
Frank C,
We really enjoy seeing what we can build.  We are not as creative as some folks.  We don't have fancy tools, but it is neat to see what you can do with scrap iron, torch and welder.  We are going to go ahead and set the Belsaw up as it was meant to be.  The circle mill is what dad is used to and understands.  It will be neat to see him sawing again after all these years.
However, I may see about building a band mill in the future -- just because....
Andy

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2009, 10:13:18 AM »
I'm talking about a 48" bandmill and a 54' band mill and yes that's an 8 hr run I could single line 3000 min on a 54 with a single 4x6 out of the heart it takes a good rig but I've only been sawing 40 yrs you don't have to study the face of a log log just decide and cut it I'm sure as long as you've been at it you do it by instinct  last mill I sawed for prod was a million ft a week 52 weeks a yr with a 7' hr a 7' linebar and a gang used for lowgrade both shifts ran 40 hr weeks all were either hi strain or dead strain mills yes they were good logs all the small logs went to a seperate mill with a scragg the last pine mill I was in cut between 1/2 and 3/4 mil ft a 10 hr shift and were shooting for a mill a shift that's not uncommon for a lot of southern pine mills
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2009, 06:45:45 PM »
You guys are in a whole oyher world.  I'm happy to get through a day with a stack of lumber and no breakdowns.

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