Thread: Restoration of a 32" bandsaw
9th Sep 2020, 05:54 PM #1
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.
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
It needs a coat of paint and then get some mates to help put it on its new wheels
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10th Sep 2020, 01:07 AM #2
Nice work on the base. I'm looking forward to more pictures of the saw.
Cheers, Vann.Gatherer of rusty
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10th Sep 2020, 09:59 AM #3.
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Love the repurposing of old lintels
14th Sep 2020, 01:47 PM #4
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.
16th Sep 2020, 11:37 AM #5Senior Member
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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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16th Sep 2020, 11:51 AM #6
16th Sep 2020, 12:50 PM #7
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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