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4 hours ago, sandspider said:

I don't totally understand what you're doing here, but I'm impressed by it.

What is not to understand ? Malus is building his own bandsaw mill from scratch.

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Ha, yes - I understand that. But not how all the bits go together and how the whole thing is adjusted and run. (Obviously, I do understand the basics).

 

Essentially, I couldn't do what s/he's doing, and I'm impressed.

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On 26/08/2021 at 08:30, Watercourse management said:

My belts run very slack as I ordered the wrong size but they have never come off and as a bonus it stops the sawdust building up in the v of the pulley.

Sorry to jump in on a thread but I’m in the process of building a fairly wide cut sawmill myself, all be it static as I have the ability to get the logs back to my yard. Can I ask what engine you’re currently running and how you find it fares with the bigger logs considering your saws width capability… 

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10 hours ago, Josh Purton said:

Sorry to jump in on a thread but I’m in the process of building a fairly wide cut sawmill myself, all be it static as I have the ability to get the logs back to my yard. Can I ask what engine you’re currently running and how you find it fares with the bigger logs considering your saws width capability… 

At the moment I’m running a 13hp Honda as I had a spare one, I was not expecting a lot from it but was quite impressed with the speed it cut through a 36inch lump of ash . I have all intentions to replace it with a 24hp twin so I can increase the band speed and run a hydraulic debarker .

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44 minutes ago, Watercourse management said:

At the moment I’m running a 13hp Honda as I had a spare one, I was not expecting a lot from it but was quite impressed with the speed it cut through a 36inch lump of ash . I have all intentions to replace it with a 24hp twin so I can increase the band speed and run a hydraulic debarker .

Thanks for the reply, I’m in a similar boat where I have a 14hp Kohler already setup so going to run that til it dies or struggles too much that I need to change. The plan is to then go 18kw electric motor powered by a diesel generator. 

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4 hours ago, Josh Purton said:

Thanks for the reply, I’m in a similar boat where I have a 14hp Kohler already setup so going to run that til it dies or struggles too much that I need to change. The plan is to then go 18kw electric motor powered by a diesel generator. 

Why would you go electric then used a diesel generator ? Why not just use a petrol engine 

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1 hour ago, topchippyles said:

Why would you go electric then used a diesel generator ? Why not just use a petrol engine 

Because retrofitting a small, light electric motor onto the sawmill and getting everything lined up will be a lot easier than trying to do the same with a  lumpy 25+hp engine

 

btw Les it’s basically because everything had got rather tired on that woodland mills I bought from you, so I’ve cut it in half and made the cut width wider by 18” 😂 just an experiment really as the mill wasn’t worth a lot now anyway and will probably buy a mobile version of something too and keep this at the yard

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Fairly easy modification - introducing the new Woodland Mills HM148, 

48” log with a max cut width of 42”

 

just  few little bits to do like paint everything up, add the log clamps

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