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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmptree View Post
    I sketched it out on a piece of paper and started building
    what is the frame cast from? Did you do the casting?

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    This remains the top project I've seen on HMT.net. More than just a sum of parts, drawing admiration without seeing a single chip cut. It epitomizes countless singular qualities, each phase from planning to paint key color selection. Nothing less than spectacular.
    Fact of having a serious affinity for bandsaws could have a little something to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmptree View Post
    Attachment 8064

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    I am a little bit disappointed to see it is not hooked to a line shaft or at least a water wheel, where is your initiative man??!!!!

    Just kidding!!! Seriously that is a very fine piece of work. I really like the wheels. You had me going, I was studying that first picture, trying to figure out how they would have cast those big, finely curved spoked wheels back in the day. How skilled the pattern maker must have been. And the foundryman, to ram the molds. Then looking at the frame, imaging making the patterns, and ramming that up in a mold... "back in the day".

    Very nice.

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    Wow! Very impressive indeed.

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    Beautiful mechanical art, pinstriped as well, I love it.

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    Hi
    I would like to congratulate you on a first class build from the engineering to the finished paint work. Great idea for making the two wheels look like they are cast. If I hadn’t seen the photos I would have put money on them being cast. Work of art looks too good to use. Thank you for sharing
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    Great work.
    Also very good topical for me. I am currently building a 16" bandsaw in my spare moments. However mine will be purely functional without any pretensions to beauty.


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