|Project by Built2Last||posted 07-23-2009 05:38 AM||4384 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
I got my bandsaw mill built last week, (man, I’m tired of welding, ready to turn my shop back the woodworking) but before I can cut lumber I needed a way to move the tracks to where I’m going to set it up and to handle the logs. This is what I came up with. It is really ugly!!!!!
It’s built from a few pieces I had left over from the mill but mostly from scrap stuff I had picked up here and there. The only thing I had to buy was the hubs. I built it wide enough to stradle the tracks so that I can just back big logs over the tracks and set them down. The log in the picture is a 12 1/2 foot walnut log that’s 22 inches in diameter on the smaill end and it picked it up real easy. Most trailer’s I’ve seen like this use a winch but I didn’t want to spend the money for one so I made it up to use a scissor jack. I still need to paint it, Maybe now I can get the mill setup and be sawing lumber it a couple of days. Let me know what you think about it.