So you think it's a pain changing YOUR bandsaw blade?

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Forum topic by Picklehead posted 06-30-2014 01:26 PM 1086 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2014 01:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw blade huge steam sawmill hull-oakes hull oakes sharpening traditional


From a blog about the Hull-Oakes steam powered sawmill

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 01:53 PM

I bet I’m faster… but they cut a few more BD/FT then I do before its dull.

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 01:59 PM

Super Cool

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 02:06 PM

They have to pull it for sharpening every two hours!

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 02:41 PM

Very well done pictorial documentary. Someone posted a video of the mill in operation in the article’s comment section that was pretty interesting to see the mill in action. Thanks for posting the link, Pickle.

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 03:02 PM

I want to see the video from the Bandsaw doc – - Alex Snodgrass, where winds it to 3 coils for storage one handed…. :^P

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 08:43 PM

The fact that they have to resharpen the blade every two hours. That’s a lot of work!

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 10:29 PM

First time I saw this pic (over a year ago) I was CERTAIN it had to be photoshopped!

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 10:45 PM

Yeah they have a really cool operation going there, I posted a couple videos a month or so ago, it shows the mill in action on a couple of them, impressive stuff…. The sharpening room is cool too.


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