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    Panel cutting bandsaw

    This may be the only existing band saw of its kind in the world or at least one with as many varied functions as it had.
    back in 2003 the requirement came up for me to construct a vertical band saw capable of cutting 20inch thick material at a 45° bevel.
    The only remaining picture that I still have of it is this
    Panel cutting bandsaw-panel-band-saw.jpg
    But here are a few Jpegs of the drawings of it As you can see it can roll in like a Do-all and tilt left or right like a Do-all But what a Do all can not do is the blade can be rotated 90°to allow for making cuts as long as the material is both vertical and tilted up to a 45° angle
    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle.jpg
    the roll in distance is 5 feet
    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle1.jpg

    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle3.jpg

    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle4.jpg
    tilted for roll in bevel cuts
    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle5.jpg
    Tilted to make long beveled cuts
    Panel cutting bandsaw-rollin-pannel-mitering-saw-double-angle6.jpg
    the capacities were as follows roll in distance 5 ft
    max roll in bevel cut left or right 45 ° at 20 inch thick.
    Blade can be rotated 90°
    Max tilt at any roll in position 45° one direction only
    blade size 1" by 24 ft
    motor HP 5
    4 blade speeds low for cutting Steel 2nd Aluminum 3rd steel clad foam sandwich panels & hard woods 4th soft woods
    the wheels were 20" diameter
    hydraulic cylinders controlled tilt and roll in a total of 4 cylinders were used
    the frame doubled as a trailer for transport to a job site with retractable axle and removable tongue

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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Panel Bandsaw to our Bandsaws category,
    as well as to your builder page: Frank S's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Congratulations Frank S - your Panel Cutting Bandsaw is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    Big week with lots of nice tools, but this is a really rare build.

    Some more good builds from this week:

    Drill Press Clamp by Tuomas
    Angle Measuring Method by Frank S
    TIG Steady Rest by bobs409
    Jib Crane by Frank S
    Chuck Puller by kess
    Hatchet by MountainMan
    Extra Wide Forklift Forks by Frank S
    Manual Press Conversion by bobneumann
    Ligulae by Philip Davies
    Radius Turning Attachment by thehomeengineer
    Pivoting Fork Carriage by Frank S
    Granite Epoxy CNC by Joergb
    Long Reach Clamp by Kwandotechnic
    Benchtop Press by Making Stuff
    Bridgeport Power Feed by gatz
    Setup Jig by Frank S
    Kiln Controller Upgrade by House_Work
    CNC by rep
    Clocking Arm by thehomeengineer
    F Clamp by Kwandotechnic
    Drying Rack by Christofix
    Speed Controller by HandmadeCreativeChannel

    Frank S - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly, this is your 5th Homemade Tool of the Week win! I've just added the silver wrench-on-pedestal graphic to the awards showcase in your postbit, visible underneath your avatar.

    Great job, and you're in excellent company joining these other 5-time winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, Christophe Mineau, Brendon, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, LMMasterMariner, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, thehomeengineer, and Stevohdee.

    Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again

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