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Homemade powertools #6: bandsaw progress

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Quick update on the whereabouts of my homemade bandsaw.
Glueing-up the bottom wheel support:

Close-up of the top wheel support opening for the wheel orientation and blade tensioning mechanisms:

And the two wheels in place:

When hand-turning it to align the wheels I realized that my blade is warped in a spot, which makes it jump out of the wheels. Oh, well, anyway, I will recut and resolder an older blade from my shop bandsaw next time i go to the parents’.

I also received four pancake servomotors as the one I used on my homemade pen lathe, of the whisper-quiet kind, and they already have the pulley for the size of timing belts I use for these homemade powertools. So this will be very handy when installing the motor on the bandsaw!

I will still have to round the angles and add the front cover over the wheels, paint it, try it out, and cut pen blanks and bent lamination strips with it!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!



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SASmith

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#1 posted 684 days ago

Interesting project.
Is it your own design?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 684 days ago

Yes Scott, I designed it on the fly, to fit into the 30×60 cm (~12×24”) MDF board that I used for the frame.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 684 days ago

The blade may not be the reason, are the wheels crowned? parallel to each other? Round?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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KOVA

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#4 posted 684 days ago

ESTÁS TRABAJANDO BIEN SODA!!!!!!
ME ENCANTA ESA SIERRITA HOME-MADE ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 684 days ago

The wheels are crowned and there are three screws to set the upper wheel perfectly parallel to the lower. The blade really is warped in one spot, where it caught the metal frame of the original bandsaw it came from…

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 684 days ago

@ Kova: gracias amigo ;) ¿porque no haces una? :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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KOVA

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#7 posted 684 days ago


TRABAJO EN UNA BAND-SAW DE 35 CMS DE DIÁMETRO DE RUEDAS DE PLYWOOD Y MOTOR
DE 1 HP ;-)
DECIME SI TENÉS FACEBOOK Y TE MANDO EL ÁLBUM CON LOS PROGRESOS ;-)

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-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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KOVA

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#8 posted 684 days ago

CON UNA AMOLADORA SIN MOTOR Y UNA VIEJA CEPILLADORA COMO EJES, LES ATORNILLÉ LAS RUEDAS
LAS CUALES TODAVÍA NO TORNEÉ PARA HACERLES ESA CURVA CONVEXA DE LA QUE HABLA MATT WANDEL
EN WOODGEARS.CA, PARA QUE LA HOJA NO SE SALGA :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#9 posted 683 days ago

You gotta love a guy that builds his own tools. I have to admire you for that. Looking forward to seeing more.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 683 days ago

@ Kova: Caramba!

@ Ken :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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whitewulf

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#11 posted 679 days ago

No habla….

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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KOVA

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#12 posted 678 days ago

QUIÉN NO HABLA whitewulf???

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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