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Bandsaw Mill Plans #72 01/22/2019 02:30 AM
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Bandsaw Mill Plans

I'm planning on building a bandsaw mill in the next year or 2. I live on a property in Tasmania and have enough logs and trees to keep me busy for a while so it doesn't have to be mobile.
I would probably use car parts among things to complete the project, buying a whole front wheel drive should give me hubs, bearings, wheels etc, and can be picked up for a couple of hundred bucks and driven home.
I would like to be able to have a 4 foot log cut possible so it will be quite wide.

Does any one know of plans or projects on line that is of a similar idea? I have seen most youtube videos with Donndiy about the best suited to my thinking.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bandsaw Mill Plans [Re: Datman] #103 01/29/2019 08:36 PM
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Just about every thing I see is for chainsaws but I'll surely let you know if I come across one.


I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.
Re: Bandsaw Mill Plans [Re: Datman] #104 01/29/2019 09:26 PM
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There's this one, there are a bunch of YouTube videos of it also:

https://www.mattcremona.com/shop/plans/wide-cut-bandsaw-mill-plans

Not exactly what I would call a cheap build, but i think it meets your "wide" requirement...

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Plans [Re: Datman] #119 02/05/2019 09:15 AM
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Next week I will start building one that will cut 6' wide x 20' long.
Over the years I have built 15+, band re-saws and mills. This will be the largest one.
I'll post some updates as we built it.

Re: Bandsaw Mill Plans [Re: Datman] #259 02/14/2019 07:23 PM
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Hi Datman, something to think about, I see you are from Tassie so you would have seen thousands of commodores on the road. I have always like the design of the rear axle in that it could be used for another purpose like the main spindles for two wheels on a band saw mill. They are cheap to buy, can easily handle all of the loads from all directions, fully sealed bearings, mounting flange (hub) with bolts and a centre hub for the wheels and even a bolt on rear flange hub to drive it.
See if this works

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Re: Bandsaw Mill Plans [Re: Gazza] #560 03/21/2019 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by GLyford
There's this one, there are a bunch of YouTube videos of it also:

https://www.mattcremona.com/shop/plans/wide-cut-bandsaw-mill-plans

Not exactly what I would call a cheap build, but i think it meets your "wide" requirement...

Yep, Matts build is epic but I wold think overkill with the size materials he used. Steel is pretty pricy in Australia at the moment.

Originally Posted by Gazza
Hi Datman, something to think about, I see you are from Tassie so you would have seen thousands of commodores on the road. I have always like the design of the rear axle in that it could be used for another purpose like the main spindles for two wheels on a band saw mill. They are cheap to buy, can easily handle all of the loads from all directions, fully sealed bearings, mounting flange (hub) with bolts and a centre hub for the wheels and even a bolt on rear flange hub to drive it.
See if this works

Commodore hub
commodore hub1




Cheers Gazza, yes have been spying on commodore bits for other projects I have in mind, maybe a rotary hoe or other equipment to go behind the tractor.

I may have a lead on some long substantial "I" beem for the rails that has been gathering dust on a blokes property.

Last edited by Datman; 03/21/2019 01:15 AM. Reason: spelling

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