I would be interested in building one of these if it works!
Not all logs are regularly shaped, and it would be interesting to know
whether the fingers can be individually adjusted to the shape of the
log, or whether packing would be required.
Any idea of dimensions?
It looks as if the fingers which advance the log between cuts are
driven up a worm gear by a chain shown at the RHS of the diagram?
How is the saw advanced against the log, is it "hand pressure"?
The tow bar and bracket arrangement looks weak!
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 14:46:48 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I favour this device myself.
Go here to read about how it is used and what it produces.
Tales of a Boatbuilder Apprentice
Sure they do. The carriage movement is horizontal, although the blade
orientation is sorta-vertical. Or were you referring to the slope of
the bed? I suspect that's intended to let gravity assist in holding
the log back against the stops.
We're used to seeing band mills with a horizontal blade orientation,
but almost all circle saws run vertically. I pondered a chainsaw mill
with vertical orientation. That 24" resaw bandsaur we all dream of
runs vertically, so it's not unheard of. It's just unusual to see a
mill in which the bandsaw moves on a carriage, but is oriented (sorta)
vertically. Doesn't mean it's not a perfectly good idea, though.
My problem with it would be the unsupported off-cut trying to split off
before the cut was finished. Put some support under it, and it might
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