Diy bandsaw mill.

Hi all, some of you may remember the band sawmill I posted here before, well I redid it as an electric powered version took off the 10 horse brigs and put on a 2 horse craftsman heavy duty. I thought that the 2 horse would be much slower cutting than the 10 I was wrong it cuts just as fast as the 10. This pics are temporarily posted on a web domain I set up for something else so it has a weird name,
If you use this info i am not responsible for your inevitable injuries or property loss, its really dangerous I don't have a blade guard up yet (so I stay well in back of it when its cutting).
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I have seen a few home made sawmills in my day. Most of them used circular blades though. Only have seen a couple bandsaw sawmills up close. This unit looks similar in the sense that it was compiled from parts that were laying around. A real scavenger hunt type of engineering feat.
I haven't seen any electric powered mills though. You can't get very far from electricity to run one of these. I loved the belt that went over a rubber tire. I haven't seen that one before. But there is no reason why it wouldn't work. That rubber to rubber contact should provide plenty of traction!
Thanks for sharing. Brings back memories.
Are you getting some good lumber out of this mill? Where do you get your trees?
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Small quantities so far but very straight with no waves this bed can do 12 foot logs, the main issue is log handling, at this points it all camp dogs and grunt power.
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