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Offline Satamax

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Re: New owner.
« Reply #80 on: August 07, 2016, 08:46:38 am »
The screw has a very long keyseat, may be 3ft long, just for that purpose. The actual reduction gears are still there, but the  motors are missing, and the gearbox takes an awfull lots of space.
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #81 on: August 07, 2016, 06:02:38 pm »
So guys.

A very daft question regarding the log dogs.



I have three like this, from a vertical bandsaw mill. Both dogs are floating.

For an horizontal bandsaw, does this have any advantage? I would think no, absolutely not.

As i don't want the log to go too far to the  live puley side. Also, for squaring the cants, it would be problematic again.

Si am i right in assuming that i can fix the right dog on the photo, which is just a bearing. And let the other one do the travel. Then i can cut the threaded rod, since it's not floating anymore to the right length. Rurn other the geatbox, and have the motor bellow.

Thanks a lot guys.
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #82 on: August 07, 2016, 07:31:55 pm »
 Does the hook part on the right of the pic move or is it stationary. I guess it really doesn't matter which side you make not movable as long as you get the stop in the right place. Cut a big circle out of cardboard and hold it up to the blade to mimic the end of the log and use that as a guide as to where to put the stops.
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« Reply #83 on: August 08, 2016, 12:13:54 am »
Hi Ozarkgem.

Well, for the moment, they're both free. The one on the right is just a bearing at the end of the screw. The other one is threaded on the screw.

On a vertical bandsaw chariot, the threaded one is on top, with gearbox and motor all that. Hits the log, so it doesn't move anymore. Then the screw moves up, pulling the bottom claw.

I want to fix this one. And cut the screw to the right length to fit my rails.

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Re: New owner.
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2016, 09:30:33 am »
yeehaaaa! I'm on my fourth fut, and, besides a bit of diving after entry, it goes back up, and cuts Nice. Gen set doesn't stall anymore. It's Nice! :D
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2016, 03:15:10 pm »
What did you do to fix it and get running again?
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #86 on: August 08, 2016, 03:31:16 pm »
What did you do to fix it and get running again?
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Good deal 8)  How about a picture for us poor folks that don't have a mill? :D :D

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Re: New owner.
« Reply #87 on: August 08, 2016, 06:09:59 pm »

What did you do to fix it and get running again?
Well, let it cool down. It's been runing a fair bit of the afternoon. And the main fix, was sorting out the idiot between the saw and the generator! Me!  ;D Learning. I was switching from star to delta too fast. I didn't affix  the log well, since i haven't got my "claws" yet!



Good deal 8)  How about a picture for us poor folks that don't have a mill? :D :D


Even better!

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Re: New owner.
« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2016, 06:11:03 pm »

What did you do to fix it and get running again?
Well, let it cool down. It's been runing a fair bit of the afternoon. And the main fix, was sorting out the idiot between the saw and the generator! Me!  ;D Learning. I was switching from star to delta too fast. I didn't affix  the log well, since i haven't got my "claws" yet! So, i'm getting better at sawing already! ;D



Good deal 8)  How about a picture for us poor folks that don't have a mill? :D :D


Even better!


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Re: New owner.
« Reply #89 on: August 08, 2016, 06:24:38 pm »
 8) smiley_clapping
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #90 on: August 08, 2016, 06:28:22 pm »
Now your sawing....
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« Reply #91 on: August 08, 2016, 06:39:35 pm »
Looking good!! 8)

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Re: New owner.
« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2016, 09:12:16 am »
 smiley_clapping  :)
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #93 on: August 09, 2016, 04:14:00 pm »
Man that thing is crazy heavy built. I think its time to put a 75KW motor on it and do some serious sawing. Looks like a wrist breaker hand wheel you are working with on the back of the mill. I guess the small center hand wheel is the lock.
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #94 on: August 09, 2016, 04:38:04 pm »
Man that thing is crazy heavy built. I think its time to put a 75KW motor on it and do some serious sawing. Looks like a wrist breaker hand wheel you are working with on the back of the mill. I guess the small center hand wheel is the lock.


Yep, it's the lock.

I think i will change the powering from the follower bandweel, and friction clutch, to a separate motor.


Well, i have cut my first beam today. Not straight at all. I wonder how much is from the bad band, and how much is from the badly set rails.

I have also tried a water exhaust on the 6-71; Doesn't work at all. I emptied half of a barrel of water in few minutes! ;D
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #95 on: August 09, 2016, 06:07:50 pm »
straight level rails are very important. Did you get a chance to check to see of the blade is level with the bed rails? If it is not it will dive. I fought mine for 7 yrs before I learned this.  Was this used as a resaw or a sawmill setup?
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« Reply #96 on: August 10, 2016, 04:29:20 am »
Hi Ozarkgem.

Well, i haven't checked the geometry of the blade regarding the rails. But that wouldn't take me long. As i know how to do it.  I have fought with vertical bandsaws all my life. ;D

The people i bought it from, used it as a resaw for old beams and planks. That was their business. But looking at the length of the bed, this has been used as a samill before. There's been some mods to it as well which tell me that.

The cut dives on entry, then comes back up and waves a bit. I have 3 sharpened spare blades. But i'm not keen on puting them on while i learn. ;D

As well, the guides are polyethylene chopping board bits. Which gets chewed bu the blade quickly.  I might change this to bearings.
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Re: New owner.
« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2016, 04:47:20 am »
 I think you will get if figured out. It took me yrs to get mine sawing right. I was on my own trying to figure things out. I didn't know about this forum at the time. I would have gotten my problems figured out faster with all the experience of the members at my disposal . Looking forward to more videos.
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« Reply #98 on: August 10, 2016, 06:29:36 pm »
The dang generator  failed again today.

It depresses me. The thing overheated. I was at 100C or more when the  safety flap closed on the 6-71.

I realy need to adress this.
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« Reply #99 on: August 13, 2017, 03:24:14 am »
So, up and running properly now.

2 of the three claws/log dogs are working only. Working two of us yesterday. I did my first mistake, entering the wood in second speed, and the blade dove in, lifting the thick slab i had left to cut in two. I will reverse it and try to finish the cut.




The GM 6/71 acted again. I wonder if the radiator is not full of deposit!  :-\

It overheats, seemingly. The flap shuts off and i have to wait half an hour for it to let me start again. Finally disabled it again yesterday. Running no more than 100C if the thermometer works all right.

Anybody has advice on those GM?

Otherwise, i'm quite pleased. Need a cant hook.
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