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Author Topic: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw  (Read 14926 times)

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2015, 03:51:09 am »
I love this old Lincoln Weldenpower welder.
It's helping me out today because this saw is way to far from the shop to use my normal welder.
It's an oldie but goodie.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2015, 03:00:10 pm »
 my father had something similar years ago for edging or splinting but it was set up with a track and a light table that the boards set on, if i remember right it had peg holes for each inch so to keep boards square. I know it would take a 8 ft 6x6 and cut it into boards, that is the only thing i ever see it used for, almost like a bolter but longer table.
 For cutting  off we had wooden framed swing saws, and almost think that would be better, but i know the safety police will say that is a no no but a lot of guys used them there whole life and never got hurt on them!  I thought about setting up a swing saw using a  big miter saw blade which would give you 5 inch deep cut.
 There was also a big cast iron table saw, 4ft by 8ft with a 18inch blade or so that was used to split boards into clapboards, no i never remember any guards or hold downs but am sure that could have used some, that table saw had i think 5 hp tecumseh engine on it, but was geared up or down with flat belts.
 I think you need to be thinking about blade speeds now.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2015, 09:14:31 pm »
The one big main reason I'm building this is to cut 45 angles from 8x8's
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2015, 09:25:21 pm »
I don't see that potential built into your design, but am sure you have it in your head. ;)
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2015, 08:28:56 am »
I don't see that potential built into your design, but am sure you have it in your head. ;)
Most of the 45's will be on short 2 foot longs.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2017, 09:37:46 pm »
What happened with this project, K?
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2017, 02:40:42 am »
The Amish seen it and I sold it for more than I thought it was worth.
I thought I could buy a real one for what I got out of it.
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2017, 10:53:58 am »
 :laugh: Cool.  Good job!
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2017, 01:49:11 pm »
I hadn't looked at any of the dates on this post. I was just thinking in my head how in the world has he done all this and the lathe in the last couple weeks!
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2017, 02:00:00 pm »
He probably completed four or five projects during the last couple weeks while he was working on the lathe.   ;D  Kb can start and finish a major fabrication while I'm trying to find my glasses.   ::)

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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2017, 04:52:04 pm »
He probably completed four or five projects during the last couple weeks while he was working on the lathe.   ;D  Kb can start and finish a major fabrication while I'm trying to find my glasses.   ::)
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Re: Homemade edger/trimmer/rip saw/chop saw
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2017, 05:34:58 pm »
I like to keep busy...

Today I hauled 4 loads of rock. I'm redoing a mountain spring.
Then I saw out another octagon twisted log and sat up the mill ready
to do another one tomorrow. Then I took a short brake and stop in
at the junkyard to pickup a chunk of 16" x 24" channel iron to build
another gas powered winch. So I worked on that all afternoon.
I will post picture later of the winch. It's 5:20 and I'm taking a break.

Oh... I forgot I used my homemade band sharper today for the first time.
That took me a while to get it to the angle I was happy with.
But the blade cut like new. I'm happy. Tomorrows another day...
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