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Shop-built bandsaw sawmill #2: first welds and preparing the threaded rods - July 2016

06-30-2017 08:45 PM by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Well for the first welds sorry, I forgot to take pictures. Long story short, I started by welding the two sides of the cutting head, those that will receive the threaded nuts for the blade height adjustment. After carefully stick-welding the nuts, some proper cleaning was in order, since the penetration is so high with stick-welding. By the way, I used 6061 rutile electrodes, which gave nice control and results, with little slag to remove. After that, I re-threaded the nuts to ensure a fluid movement without any risk of binding. I first used the hand wrench to clean up the taps and then ran the second tap several times with the drill to really make sure the excess was gone: N...

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