Below are some pictures of the first log cut on my homemade bandsaw mill. It's still in the testing phase, but following a few tweaks it should produce good dimension lumber.
The blade runs on temporary spare tires and driveline components from a junked Chevy Cavalier and is powered by a 10 HP Tecumseh engine salvaged from an old snowblower. I've yet to finish weld some components as I wanted to be sure that it would work as expected. It appears to cut straight and square, with the exception of going too fast through a knot that caused a minor dip. I'll post pics of the mill when guards are installed and other minor items are completed.
I'm a novice when it comes to mills and sawing, but many months of research conducted prior to countless fabrication hours seem to have paid off.
(demonstration/explanation video to follow)
Has anyone had any issues with blade set when using tires?