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My latest project. Replacing the wooden guide (left in photo equipment) of my old band saw for a guide consists of three wheels skating boots.The three wheels are adjustable in width and depth of the blade.

-- http://www.elsacdegemecs.com





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Brandon

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#1 posted 1233 days ago

Wow, excellent idea and execution! I think the bald guy on the top shelf approves. ;-)

And that is one big bandsaw!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Justin Lewis

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#2 posted 1233 days ago

You need to get a Patten. Also introduce that to Laguna and Grizzly for the great Idea.

-- BU2, RIVRON

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twokidsnosleep

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#3 posted 1233 days ago

Something about the pictures just screamed Europe to me…I think it was the saw and the rock wall in the backgrond.
I had to google your location up in Spain.
Good modification to your bandsaw and welcome to lumberjocks, great to have ideas from Europe

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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William

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#4 posted 1233 days ago

When did you do this? I’m interested in knowing how well the skate wheels hold up. I have an old Craftsman 12” that is in bad need of guide bearing. I’ve been trying to wait till I can afford some cool blocks, but if this will hold up over the long run, I may want to try it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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mafe

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#5 posted 1233 days ago

Great idea.
I love the guy on top shelf in the background.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BernieMay

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#6 posted 1233 days ago

The bearings on my 14” rikon are the same as my son’s skate wheel bearings. So I use his unused bearings whenver mine on my bandsaw need to be replaced.

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1232 days ago

it just looking good
will you give an update on how well the wheels will hold up to it
not so much the bearings but the nylon/urethane tires
and how it overall behave in use

thank´s for sharing :-)
Dennis

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JordiTomas

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#8 posted 1232 days ago

Thanks for your comments. About the long run, what only worries me is the wheel wear depth. If the wheel wears out too much, I always can put a metal cover on it. What really worries me are the ball bearings. Firstly, I remove the old skate wheels of my daughter. Nylon was fine, but the bearings were too much slack, so I decided to use new ones. The price was € 12.95 for a pack of 4 wheels (I guess it was made ​​in China). It seemed to me quite cheap. I’m sure that the blades will need to be sharpened before the wheels replaced. I attach a link with more pictures for those who asked me for details. Thank-you again for your welcome.
https://picasaweb.google.com/jordicatania/SerraDeCinta?feat=directlink

-- http://www.elsacdegemecs.com

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jeepturner

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#9 posted 1232 days ago

Great Idea on the Bandsaw guides. If you put a groove in the wheel on the back of the blade, I wonder if it would work for the smaller blades, with out the side wheels?

I would also like the story on the top shelf head. Is he just hanging around checking out your shop? Or does he have a purpose in life?

Welcome to LJ!

-- Mel,

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JordiTomas

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#10 posted 1232 days ago

Sorry. Now going to sleep. Here is tonight. Are 1:30 pm. Tomorrow answer. I use the google translator. My wife speaks English. She makes me translations.

-- http://www.elsacdegemecs.com

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steliart

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#11 posted 1232 days ago

cool idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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JordiTomas

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#12 posted 1231 days ago

When I was 18 years old, I used to play music in a band during the villages carnivals. I made that “capgrós” (huge head) -the bald guy on the top of the shelf- as one of my first craft work in the showbusiness. It’s a traditional character you can find in a lot of villages during the carnivals. Its purpose is to make kids laugh, run and sometimes scare them too.
Here you can find some pictures:
http://www.google.es/images?hl=ca&client=firefox-a&hs=QEt&rls=org.mozilla:ca:official&q=capgrossos&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1024&bih=578
Regarding to the groove on the back wheel for smaller blades, I think it could work at the beginning, but as the inside and outside sizes are not exactly the same and they go around simultaneously, I think it could cause a major wearing and finally the result would be the same as in my former wooden guide. Throwing a small groove in the nylon is more complicated. If you think of it to avoid the side wheels, it would be better that the back wheel was an iron one. A work in mechanical lathe and moreover, I think it would be very loud. The noise of the skate wheels is quiet soft.

-- http://www.elsacdegemecs.com

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DeckApe

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#13 posted 556 days ago

I have a smaller Dayton 54” blade lay-down saw that has NO bearings/guide wheels. When I first saw this article, my first thought was rollers from a sliding shower door. I wonder how those would work? they’re only about 3/16” wide, and not made for speed or continuous use. Guide wheels and a new blade are keeping this saws from going back to work.

-- You're want to do what with WHAT? Now that is a good idea!

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