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06-07-2015 12:03 PM

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So, I admit it…I’m addicted to watching woodworking videos on Youtube (perhaps you are a fellow sufferer?).

The ever awesome pocket-hole-hater Matthias (and probably others) have videos about building a DIY bandsaw.

He spent a fair bit of time building the “wheels” and getting them balanced and fiddling with a way to get the modified innertubes to stay on them, and also had to find suitable bearings and devise a good way to mount them.

It occurred to me just now…why not repurpose the wheels and tires and axels from an old bicycle? Supposing you had a couple of such wheels and you mounted them in a coplanar fashion with nothing in between but air…and then stretched a bandsaw blade around them…

...would it track?

(BTW, I already have a nice 14” bandsaw. If I did this it would form the basis of a “rolling bandsaw mill” sort of like the one Matthais built for occasional home milling)

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 05:05 PM

Can’t say, but there’s got to be a real good reason they’re built of heavy metal. Possibly inertia/torque/centrifugal force?

-- I meant to do that!

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