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Old 04-07-2019, 07:58 AM
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Saw a picture of this doing a search for something else. It's from a cool old steam powered sawmill. if your interested, here's a link to the website the pic came from: https://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011...oakes-sawmill/
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Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
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Damned if that don't get it done nothing will. Pretty cool , Thanks for sharing.
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Now that puppy is for tearing logs down to lumber faaaaasssssst!
I've seen just about as big in person.
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Saw a picture of this doing a search for something else. It's from a cool old steam powered sawmill. if your interested, here's a link to the website the pic came from: https://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011...oakes-sawmill/
just last week I finally got you tube working in my tv again and watched a video about a steam sawmill in the US and saw that blade. I understood there only to be one remaining but may be mistaken.

it wasn’t really a documentary, more of a video while in operation with some sub titles. The main blade is sharpened every 4 hours using a somewhat automated process. Pretty cool stuff.
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Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
I can't see you will, but if you dead end I have contacts here in Canada that I use. PM me if the need arises.
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Gary Katz is a great guy. I have attended two of his carpentry presentations. Picked up quite a few decent tips.
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Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
Mcmaster Carr has them
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:27 AM
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I saw this blade/site a while back

Incredible - well worth checking out
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
I've used Grizzly (when I first got the bandsaw) and also these guys: https://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/...and-saw-blades
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just last week I finally got you tube working in my tv again and watched a video about a steam sawmill in the US and saw that blade. I understood there only to be one remaining but may be mistaken.

it wasnít really a documentary, more of a video while in operation with some sub titles. The main blade is sharpened every 4 hours using a somewhat automated process. Pretty cool stuff.
The website I linked to had pretty much the same info as what you saw. I'm going to look for that video.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
These guys sell good quality blades at good prices. They'll make any size you want.
https://timberwolfblades.com/
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This is the only place I buy from:

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/...aw-blades.aspx

They have whatever you need - zero problems ever

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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Holy crap!!!

Just an aside, where do you guys get your bandsaw blades? I need 105" (oddball size) and my local shop shut down.
Your local sharpening guy should be able to cut any length you need.
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Originally Posted by dmartin View Post
These guys sell good quality blades at good prices. They'll make any size you want.
https://timberwolfblades.com/
That is who I buy mine from. They will make you any length you want in just about every configuration and width possible. They last a very long time. I think the Poster is looking for a blade for a 14" saw (Delta or Jet) with a riser block installed.
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Originally Posted by loverofshells View Post
This is the only place I buy from:

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/...aw-blades.aspx

They have whatever you need - zero problems ever

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if you visit ATL you should visit their store
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Be careful when you snap the old one into pieces!
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We ran a 14 inch blade. I can't remember what the length was. Very similar to the photo. Took 3 guys to set it on the saw. We changed blades every 4 hours or whenever we hit a nail. I used to have some video. We were halving or quartering hardwood. Cut about 180 logs a day.
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Iím currently working in a fabrication shop making custom fasteners.
we use a ban saw to cut all thread rod into custom sized studs.
the blades are absolutely crazy dangerous. They are coiled up in a box with a retaining wire- donít remove that wire and attempt to uncoil the blade. You will be cut to thin to fry. That thing will spring open with enough speed and force to do a lot of damage.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Iím currently working in a fabrication shop making custom fasteners.
we use a ban saw to cut all thread rod into custom sized studs.
the blades are absolutely crazy dangerous. They are coiled up in a box with a retaining wire- donít remove that wire and attempt to uncoil the blade. You will be cut to thin to fry. That thing will spring open with enough speed and force to do a lot of damage.
We use 60" Morse blades from McMaster Carr; they come coiled up and secured with twist ties. I undo the ties and throw the coil on the floor to let it open up. One time the blade broke at the weld.
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Originally Posted by drkptt View Post
We use 60" Morse blades from McMaster Carr; they come coiled up and secured with twist ties. I undo the ties and throw the coil on the floor to let it open up. One time the blade broke at the weld.
Thatís how itís done at the fab shop. 1st time I saw them throw the blade on the floor I thought it was stupid. That is until it sprang open, bouncing around like a slinky on steroids.
in my younger days I would have thought nothing of it. But now that Iím older and understand pain, Iím scared to death of those things. I have wondered several time what would happen if you carelessly take one out the box that has a broken retaining wire.
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