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    Default Restoration of a 32" bandsaw

    I have now started on the path of restoring the 32" band saw, from what information I have been able to find it is a Crescent style machine.

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    Since it is extremely heavy the first thing I had to do was build a mobile base to allow me to move it in and out of the shed to remove the paint
    I have constructed it from old lintels and some steel castors off the rubbish skip bins

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    It needs a coat of paint and then get some mates to help put it on its new wheels

    Rick

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    Nice work on the base. I'm looking forward to more pictures of the saw.

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Love the repurposing of old lintels

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    I have now completed the trolley and it works a treat, my son and I wriggled and giggled it on.
    I have started removing the paint and smoothing out some of the casting.

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    I also found some bits I didn't know I was missing, it seems that a few pieces had fallen into the hollow part of the cast. I was lucky that I could retrieve them
    They seem to be part of the tensioning - 2 springs and some extra bits. I will have to work out how it fits together when I put the wheel back on.

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    Rick

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    Awesome - I've designed a base just like it for some bandsaws I'm restoring.

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    The design incorporates self levelling feet so that the castors are off the ground and can't role anywhere. It will also allow for the saw to be jacked up to slide a pallet jack underneath it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    Awesome - I've designed a base just like it for some bandsaws I'm restoring.

    Screen Shot 2020-09-16 at 10.30.22 am.jpg

    The design incorporates self levelling feet so that the castors are off the ground and can't role anywhere. It will also allow for the saw to be jacked up to slide a pallet jack underneath it.

    Screen Shot 2020-09-16 at 10.29.56 am.jpg

    I have been thinking about putting levelling feet on , I am considering using the existing holes in the base to put the threaded rod through but will look at that closer to completion

    Rick

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    This is great! I love the diagrams!

    I can't wait to do things like this when I have space.

    In the meantime, I'll watch and learn from this.

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