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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 05-25-2018 10:14 AM 353 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Below you can see how I started with making tracks for my excavator tracks are made out of wooden strips. I’m sure there are orther ways for making tracks and I don’t say that mine is the best! So feel free to comment this blog and/or make a suggestion for improvements.

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crowie

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#1 posted 05-25-2018 10:26 AM

Thank you Dutchy.
My thicknesser with a Byrd Shelix cutterhead gives a hand smooth finish, but thanks for the like.
What’s the timber please??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 05-25-2018 11:46 AM

Dutchy, Noticed your “preference” for the bandsaw over the tablesaw. Is there any reason (other than smaller kerf) as my bandsaw straight cuts suck… when I repeat it a few times it just simply sucks, sucks, sucks.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 05-25-2018 12:06 PM



.... My thicknesser with a Byrd Shelix cutterhead gives a hand smooth finish….
- crowie

Sorry to deviate from the topic (again)... crowie, do you use a sled or will your thicky handle narrow pieces (what thickness?)?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 05-25-2018 02:05 PM

very interested in how you make tracks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 05-25-2018 06:02 PM



Thank you Dutchy.
My thicknesser with a Byrd Shelix cutterhead gives a hand smooth finish, but thanks for the like.
What’s the timber please??

- crowie

Thanks Crowie, see also next contribution.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 05-25-2018 06:08 PM

Dutchy, Noticed your “preference” for the bandsaw over the tablesaw. Is there any reason (other than smaller kerf) as my bandsaw straight cuts suck… when I repeat it a few times it just simply sucks, sucks, sucks.

- LittleBlackDuck

My shop is small and my saw machine is part of the heavy 5 in 1. To use this machine I have to make him ready and after sawing I have to store him again. Therefor I prefere the bandsaw above the circle saw, but for a lot of work the circle saw would be better.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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htl

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#7 posted 05-26-2018 12:51 AM

I had wondered why the band saw, but hey it got it done and that’s all that counts.
The spacing for the treads worked out just right for my table saw stock saw blade.
So I had figures you had planed it that way, but may be not, but it sure worked out great for me and the table saw.

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