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In fact many a woodturner will use firewood and logs designated for land fill instead of buying lumber that has been cut to size and often kiln dried. However there is still a fair amount of labor that is needed to get the wood to the lathe. Chain saws start the process and a good band saw can do quick work of getting the wood ready for the lathe. A turner will bring four basic forms of wood to the lathe log sections bowl blanks squares and sections of boards. The latter is used for specialty items and the first three are far more common. While a chain saw is the ideal tool for bucking saw sections to length a bandsaw can easily be used if a v block or clamp is used to prevent the wood from rotating while a cut is being made. The bandsaw for this and any cut in green wood should be set up with a three eighths inch three tooth blade. A hook tooth style blade will cut aggressively in green wood and still be able to clear its gullets of wood chips and sawdust for safe clean cutting. Ensure that the wood cannot roll and that the blade is at proper tension. It should be a new or freshly sharpened band. Consider the preparation of a bowl blank. The chain saw is used to cut a log section the same length as the diameter of the log and then to cut the section through the center of the log. This ensures a flat surface to lie on the bandsaw table.
For instance will you load the logs yourself or will you need a hydraulic loader to do it for you? The most popular sort of portable sawmill is the bandsaw mill. One advantage that bandsaw mills have over circular mills is that you will get at least 20% more lumber from a band mill due to the mill turning less of the lumber into sawdust. These mills range significantly in size and cost. Here are a few things to consider about the major varieties: If youre a hobbyist who wont be milling every day consider a manual saw. These are the least expensive. However they may also be too small for your needs and may not have enough power to cut larger logs. A manual saw will come with few extras but may be purchased for around $10000 or even less. For a few thousand dollars more you can get a mill that will include some labor-saving features though you will still have to load the logs manually. For those who want to mill logs much more regularly a fully hydraulic mill is much easier to use and requires less effort from the operator. The main downside is cost -- a new fully hydraulic band mill may cost over $20000 or even over $30000.
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Do keep in mind that some models offer an optional attachment -- a riser which will extend the depth of the cut from six inches to twelve. This means that some less expensive saws can be easily modified to be able to cut thicker stock. This would be a valuable options in the case of resawing. The Saws THROAT depth is the determining factor for the maximum width of a cut that can be completed on that bandsaw. Typically a free-standing cabinet or floorstand model will have a throat depth that exceeds the 12 to 14-inch standard throat depths of the smaller bench-top models. Motor Size The size motor is another consideration. Typically a non-professional bandsaw will offer a 3/4 to 1 horsepower motor. Professional shop models offer larger models and sometimes variable speed options.
If a sawyer runs the band too hard or too dull he will distort the front. Then when he sends it out for repair the sawfiler has no choice but to distort the middle and the back to make the blade equal everywhere. He can make the blade saw and appear as if it is restored it to original but it is not. Of course the tooth sharpness can be restored but I am speaking of the body distortion. Now after 3 or 4 runs the band has been distorted by the sawyer and then distorted by the sawfiler and the molecules pulled apart (cracks in the gullets) and the sawyer or owner asks what is the sawfiler doing wrong. It is not the sawfilers fault. It is a matter of stressing the blade more than it can stand. If you want this cracking to stop then you have to lower tension which in turn makes you slow down and pull the band for sharpening more often. Or leave the tension the same and just sharpen much more often. All in all keep the tooth load lower.