Still slowly building a bandmill and am almost done with the carriage. I can finish that up soon, but right now I'm starting on the bunks, bed or whatever you want to call the track assembly.
I should be able to cut a log 28" or 30" although I doubt I'll do many that large. My question is how tall should I make the log stops? They'll pivot down but I don't know how high they should be when fully upright. Maybe I should make them out of plastic so I can cut through them
As for the log dogs, I kinda like the looks of the cam-shaped versions. It looks like a half-round assembly that appears to be slightly offset. Looks like you give it a turn and they cam into the log to hold it tight. How large should the "cam" be? I bought a few cutouts at my local scrap yard for a buck or two - I think they are 6" or 8". Maybe size doesn't matter here.
Any other suggestions and ideas will be appreciated. As always, thank you!
Jim in Sioux Falls, SD