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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2020, 12:03:09 PM »
I wouldn't think there would be enough turning mass in a portable bandsaw mill to have much flywheel effect after a few inches of cut. Seems like the engine governor kicks in right away.

I have a pair of 19" aluminum motor cycle front wheels on my torch cart that I was wondering how to use as band wheels but by the time I have them machined I may as well buy some.

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2020, 12:33:57 PM »
Just use the wheels with tires as is.

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2020, 12:41:33 PM »
It is a fine balance between wheels that are to heavy and wheels that are to light. The heavy wheel the better the continued rotational force. The lighter the wheel less.

But then when starting a wheel from a stop the heavier takes a lot more time and power to get the wheel to full RPM. Where the lighter spins up quite a bit faster.

you need to find the happy balance.

I have Linn lumber kit. I like the 19" wheels with tight b56 belts. The belts actually stick up above the wheel by about 3/8" give me plenty of room for wear.

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2020, 12:45:34 PM »
I think it was briefly mentioned but not expounded upon that with crowned solid steel wheels diesel fuel can be used for lubricant.  With Cook's felt wiping system I won't  use a quart of fuel a day the way I saw. To me, this is an important consideration. I have no experience with water or other lubricants,  but I know none can be simpler or easier than wiping diesel fuel on the blade with each revolution  it makes. Just my opinion.
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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2020, 01:08:58 PM »
I would have thought the diesel would leave an odor or residue? I burn a hundred or so gallons of fuel everyday that I'm running my dozer so the smell of fuel and exhaust smells like money to me.
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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2020, 04:27:19 PM »
Just use the wheels with tires as is.
It could work.

I know people have made mills with motorcycle wheels but I don't think it would save me any money and defiantly not time compared to buying pulleys.

The shaft size is only 15mm so it would need to be completely housed on both sides of the wheel and figure a way to drive one wheel or remove the bearings and machine a shaft for press fit for 42mm and add a keyway. If I have to replace a tire the cost would pay for one pulley.

So for the sake of simplicity if I ever getting around to making another mill I could buy stock off the shelf pulleys, bearings and keyed shafts.

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Wheels Question
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2020, 05:31:02 PM »
I would have thought the diesel would leave an odor or residue? I burn a hundred or so gallons of fuel everyday that I'm running my dozer so the smell of fuel and exhaust smells like money to me.
The diesel fuel is wiped onto the blade in a very small quantity. I have never seen or smelled fuel on the lumber. I think it's the best way to prevent pitch build-up on the blade.
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