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    Bandsaw wheels

    has anyone made there own

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    Yes I made mine for a couple of band saws that I made
    Bandsaw wheels-panel-band-saw.png

    Bandsaw wheels-small-band-saw-1.jpg
    Both had 1" blades the wheels had a very slight crown as in only about .010" over .750" width and a .100" wide by .050" depth relief cut next to the flanges leaving .150" of blade exposed for the teeth
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    That's some good work there Frank.

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    Yes, but I haven't actually finished the bandsaw yet. I used a Harbor Freight small ring roller and made some 10" wheels with 3/16" x 1" flat bar. It's tricky trial and error getting them true, though, even with a good jig for welding the spokes and center hub in.

    Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures as of yet.

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    By Hoki Frank that blue 'un is a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    By Hoki Frank that blue 'un is a beauty!
    Yes and unfortunately that picture and my drawings of it is all I still have of it.
    I built it to primarily saw composite panels with up to 40 CM thick. it is a hydraulically fed roll in saw which can tilt up to 45 to either side roll in through up to a 1.5 meter wide panel or the blade guides could be rotated so the panels could be cut lengthwise Also it he frame could be raised and locked imposition for up to 45 for cutting the edges of the length of the panels. 2 speed 5 hp 415v 50 hz motor and 3 speeds belt drive slow enough to cut 10" thick steel in the lowest speed and fast enough in the top speed to rip through the metal clad foam panels as fast as you could feed them through.
    it was fully mobile just rotate the axle down lock in place extend the tongue on the opposite end and trailer it to the job sites We generally ran a 10-14 tooth blade on it which we bought by the roll because it was something like 24 feet long 1" wide
    here is the link to my build thread
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    Last edited by Frank S; Nov 17, 2021 at 09:15 PM.
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    "2 speed 5 hp 415v 50 hz motor and 3 speeds belt drive slow enough to cut 10" thick steel in the lowest speed and fast enough in the top speed to rip through the metal clad foam panels as fast as you could feed them through."


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    Because I couldn't get this to him first.........The operator station is in the box on left, which mounts to floor. A large undercarriage houses lower wheel, in a pit below floor level, keeping table at normal work height.
    Bandsaw wheels-tannewitz.jpg

    This pic I staged next, with an item added for scale, sort of a "Where's Waldo?" for perspective.
    You'll find it, adding that I'm afterall, not a big guy.....
    Bandsaw wheels-tannewitz-2.jpg

    This originally equipped the Patternmaker's Shop at Long Beach Naval Ship Yard, here in CA. Along with monstrosities like a 56" double end disk sander, 6'+ swing Oliver Patternmaker lathe, horizontal doweling machines large as a boring mill, 16" or 20" radial arm saws, pool table size jointers...... Can't find apt comparison for the huge planers.

    Still, Frank S's saw is remarkable, being fully fabricated, not out of commercial castings.
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    ""Where's Waldo?" for perspective." - The boot toe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    ""Where's Waldo?" for perspective." - The boot toe?
    Yup, on cribbing for the right side. Hopped around on one foot getting far enough back camera wise.
    A recent post here, is a supposedly 'outsized micrometer', I just got pic of one, a bit larger. It's hanging on the wall, so boot won't work. Looking for something humorous to register that perspective, and I'll post.
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