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Blade guide options for homebuilt mill....

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For those of you that have built your own bandsaw mill what did you decide on for the guides.

 

I've read so many posts it's all starting to blur.....I'd like the cook ones but don't want to fork out that much for just the guides as it's meant to be a budget build and don't have a metal lathe to turn my own.

 

I'm thinking I may go with shallow v groove beatings......has anyone used these?

 

Thanks

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Thanks my plan for the future is to make a track for it then I have best of both worlds.

The tracking is the grub screws which once set dosnt need touching and the tension is the Allen key bolt.

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On 16/11/2018 at 21:43, astra25 said:

Hi here's the mill I made just thought it would be of interest to you.

 

Flippin' excellent ! Obviously you have a good workshop skill set to have made that. 

What happens when the band breaks? You're in pretty close proximity to the action, from my school woodworking days I remember there was usually quite a bang when the band broke. ....

 

 

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On 06/12/2018 at 14:13, bmp01 said:

Flippin' excellent ! Obviously you have a good workshop skill set to have made that. 

What happens when the band breaks? You're in pretty close proximity to the action, from my school woodworking days I remember there was usually quite a bang when the band broke. ....

 

 

Thankyou.. and haven't had a blade brake yet I don't put a lot of tension on as there is no need but I alway stay behind the saw and the blade is surrounded by metal apart from the front that I stay away from but the perspex is super strong also.

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On 16/11/2018 at 21:20, thebyres said:

For those of you that have built your own bandsaw mill what did you decide on for the guides.

 

I've read so many posts it's all starting to blur.....I'd like the cook ones but don't want to fork out that much for just the guides as it's meant to be a budget build and don't have a metal lathe to turn my own.

 

I'm thinking I may go with shallow v groove beatings......has anyone used these?

 

Thanks

Any pictures of your mill so far?

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Pretty much where I am at now except I've made the mounts for the motor and test fitted it.

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Was cutting the keyway in the non driven shaft last night.
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Haven't got rount to starting to make the guides yet, probably going to have to be after Xmas.

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