|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 06-07-2015 12:03 PM||456 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-07-2015 12:03 PM
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.