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Posted July 21, 2013 - 03:07 PM

You had to pull it that far??

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Nice project. Glad you went for the quality bearings.



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Posted July 21, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Nice puller rig.

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Posted July 21, 2013 - 05:43 PM

You had to pull it that far??

 

 

i didn't want to beat on the pulleys any more, they are cast iron and if i break them I'm pretty much screwed.

 

it fought me until about 8" from the end of the shaft 

 

however after polishing the mandrel and putting the new inner bearing in, the pulley slid right back on 

 

 

Nice project. Glad you went for the quality bearings.

 

darn right i don't want to do this twice


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:11 PM

making the new friction drive pulley for the carriage drive on the mill 

 

Rough cut red oak, to finish product 3 days,  17" diameter, 4" bore, 3" thick

 

last photo show where its supposed to be on the mandrel 

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for the update Mike.  Looks like it is coming along nicely.



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Posted October 13, 2013 - 07:19 PM

its been a while, but progress has been made on the mill

 

i got most of the carriage drive together, still need new cable and to mount the control handle 

 

but the sawmill has tasted its first wood in many years

 

only a small board to test with to check alignment, and i had to push the carriage through by hand 

 

but IT LIVES  and it only varies 1/64 of an inch or less over a 10 foot cut 

 

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Posted October 14, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Wow, that's great that it runs again. Thanks for the follow up.
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Posted October 14, 2013 - 07:26 AM

That's great news! Not a bad run out (1/64") for the first cut. Good luck with it!



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 05:37 PM

making lumber!!!!

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=bx_4cu3dXOs

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=DkvJTa6_m7s

 

 

almost 2 years of work went in to that mill


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:04 PM

GOOD JOB!! A sawmill like that is a great thing to have, no more wasted trees and beautiful lumber to work with. Congratulations. Really no need to say it, but be careful.
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:38 PM

Wonderful that you are getting to use it.
From someone who has some hearing loss, consider some ear muffs and glasses.

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 03:17 AM

 Nice , I see it's running what looks to be Simonds B-7 5/16 Long bits? I actually make the dies that forge those bits LOL .



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 07:59 AM

WOW, that turned out great.  Thanks for those great videos of it in operation.  You should feel really good about finishing that.  

 

As stated before, be careful and enjoy.   :thumbs:



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 10:06 AM

That was really neat to see the project come together. Thanks for sharing.






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