|Forum topic by Jeff2016||posted 01-14-2016 06:00 PM||840 views||1 time favorited||16 replies|
01-14-2016 06:00 PM
I’m the new guy on the block and began telling my story Here on my LJ Blog.
I hope I landed in the right forum for this question!
While I have already begun my homework on building a band saw mill, I am hoping to gather better information all in one spot.
So a few questions to start with-
What is best gas or electric? I will be setting up in one place and a power source is close at hand, so it’s more of a cost/ efficiency question.
What HP is optimal? I am planning for nothing larger than a 36” diameter max.
Best material for wheels? There seems to be a lot of controversy over using car/ motorcycle wheels. Pros and cons?
For blade lubrication, does water alone suffice? This seems to be another controversial point across the internet.
I am not worried about the “convenience” items such as lifts to load the logs as I have access to a decent sized front loader to handle that.
The bottom line, I will be assembling the mill from whatever materials I can scrounge up on a strict budget. College tuition is brutal! Especially when multiplied by 3!
Alright, who wishes to show off their mill?
-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!