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« on: November 25, 2019, 10:03:32 PM »
my story. I built a homemade bandsaw mill a couple of years ago. I'm not very good with computers but I found this website a few months ago. I have been lurking around here since then {it comes up when I turn my computer on }. I have received a lot of help from the people on here asking and answering other peoples questions. I thought it was about time to step up and say " Thank you everybody ". Also, with help, will try to give you some pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 10:08:56 PM »
Welcome.  You done pretty good for a first post.  Pictures took me a while. What you gonna cut with that mill?  Banjo
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 12:02:10 AM »
That's something else, to make a mill out of some metal racking material! How does it cut?
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 06:38:06 AM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, trimguy!
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 08:54:33 AM »
Welcome to FF trimguy!  You did a fine job building your mill!  looks nice.
You also did a fine job posting pictures.  
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 09:21:08 AM »
Welcome to the Forum and thanks for contributing! 

Nice job repurposing the racking! How is it working? 

Don't leave us in suspense, we want more details! What are you planning to cut?

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 09:48:34 AM »
Interesting idea using the pallet racking like that. It looks like it would twist alot. You done good. I like it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
Greetings from Nova Scotia!

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 12:30:05 PM »
Looking good, now that you had fun building your mill, you'll have fun making sawdust. Welcome from New Brunswick.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 12:44:33 PM »

Welcome to the forestry forum trimguy
Very nice job on the bandsaw build.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 08:59:03 PM »
thanks for all the welcomes ! I plan on cutting all I get a chance to, I don't have a lot of time right now. with the information I read on here while lurking it cuts good. I put auto screw jacks under my bunks for support , but it is not as heavy duty as I would like. almost all the material was repurposed . blade covers are sheet metal off the sides of old stoves and driers.here are a couple more pictures of what I'm doing with the wood.

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2019, 09:01:25 PM »
the pavilion is all wood off the sawmill except the treated posts. yes, they are done pouring my concrete.

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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2019, 09:04:33 PM »
  Welcome and some good looking benches and shed.
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2019, 09:23:17 PM »
Nice job! And i like the benches too. Are you selling them?
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2019, 09:29:21 PM »
no I'm not selling them . they are for a picnic table I'm working on.

 

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2019, 09:31:14 PM »
looks good!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2019, 06:12:28 AM »
Nice work! How do you attach your legs to you benches? I don't see any fastener holes.
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2019, 10:45:54 AM »
You've been busy!   Very nice design on the bench in the first pictures.  The others look good too.

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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »
I don't have a picture right now but, on the benches I drilled 3- 3/4" holes in the top about 3/4" deep above the legs. I used 5 1/8 GRK screws to attach them . then I used a plug cutter to cut plugs and glued them in the holes. I hope you can picture this.

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2019, 05:34:23 PM »
OK, I get the plug cutters and plugs. Are you saying you use screws that are 5 and 1/8" inches long? GRK make a LOT of different screws, did you use anything special? You sure must have done a great job with the plugs matching the grain because I sure can't see them, and believe me, I looked hard. :)
 Nice work. Fair notice, I am stealing your idea. ;D ;D
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