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    Re: A new band saw

    Thanks for the advice!
    I will probably start the bandsaw rebuild in a few weeks. First I will finish the grinder for spindle moulder cutters which has been a heap of parts for one and a half year. I can only do this kind of things 1 or 2 hours a day so progress is slow.

    My traning is highest in priority as I am slowly rebuilding my dysfunctional back. The pain has gone down 70 or 80 % so far and I still make progress towards the predicted almost full recovery. By far the toughest machine rebuild I have ever done
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    Re: A new band saw

    Both my health and my bandsaw are recovering slowly and steadily.

    The bandsaw is now repainted and has gotten all new bearings and a new motor mount and a secondhand motor. The next step will be making some new wheel guards.
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    Re: A new band saw

    It's looking great, TW.
    Cody

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    Re: A new band saw

    Glad to hear your health is improving. Great work on the saw. I enjoy watching this stuff.
    Mark


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    Re: A new band saw

    I am working on the guards little by little.

    While doing this I have started to think about the upper guides. The old ones are home made and not very good. I need an upgrade. A new set of professional quality upper guides for a bandsaw of this size would cost 200 euros which is quite a bit of money.

    Does someone have a good design for home made roller guides?
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    Re: A new band saw

    I don't have a design but for a classy saw like that one, Carter guides would sure be the icing on the cake.


    Whatever you decide on, I'm sure it will be good because everything you do is top notch.
    Cody

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    Re: A new band saw

    I have seen those old style Carter guides on the Internet and they surely look solid and well made but they would cost over 200 euros with custom fees and shipping.....plus the fact that spare wear pads would have to be ordered from USA at significant cost every time they wear out.
    There has to be a cheaper way....... either using ball bearings or some kind of guide blocks that can be purchased locally.
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    Re: A new band saw

    Looking nice! I love old tools. Geez that does look heavy though. Periodically I torque my back and can't do much for a couple weeks. The older I get the more I like lighter tools. I do envy those with large band saws though. Enjoy.

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    Re: A new band saw

    The guard is looking good, TW. Great start.


    I see a serious stack of firwood in the background, too. We're still hitting the mid 90's here.
    Cody

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