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    The New Bandsaw...............

    Some assembly required.....................

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    So it begins......

    I was making cuts, I have to get the 45s right on the money...........

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    Good 45 cut

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    ......... but the cut is not straight up and down, it is out by about 1mm over 75 mm (3" tubing).

    This is the thickest steel tubes that my saw can cut.

    I think it will be good and stout.

    More pics thate!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett
    So it begins......
    I was making cuts, I have to get the 45s right on the money...........

    Attachment 8597
    ......... but the cut is not straight up and down, it is out by about 1mm over 75 mm (3" tubing).
    This is the thickest steel tubes that my saw can cut.
    Aaaaaah, but a little selective tweaking with a 4 1/2" angle grinder can correct that little error.

    Good Start.
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 05-14-2007 at 05:40 PM. Reason: Fixed "Quote" tags!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    Aaaaaah, but a little selective tweaking with a 4 1/2" angle grinder can correct that little error.

    Good Start.
    I've found that if I spend the time getting the parts to fit together the best I can to start, there is a lot of time saved in the tweaking and such. When it comes to welding, they parts should sit together, before they are welded, but yes, you are right, the angle grinder is a good thing to have, I have four

    Things have to be straight and square on this frame, or the whole deal will be out of whack.

    Hope to get more done tomorrow in the AM, so I'm off to bed!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Some assembly required.....................snip
    Ok, but where's the owner's/assembly manual???
    Keep the pictures coming. I'm anxious to see how this unfolds! Jim.
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    Well, I got a bit of the frame cut up........

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    .....With the use of the angle grinder, I was able to get the pieces lining up, for the welding.

    Now I need to think about the bottom portion.

    I'm thinking of not a 90 leg on the bottom, but a bottom much like the frame on Big Blue............

    Attachment 8632

    This would give me an area to build and mount the trunnion etc.

    I really think this frame will be strong enough, anyone wanna bet

    Cheers!
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    Stu,

    Keep the pictures coming! I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Wright View Post
    Stu,

    Keep the pictures coming! I can't wait to see how this turns out!
    What ME post pics
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    The New Bandsaw.

    Stu,
    Nice job on the bandsaw frame. A question or two:
    1. What is the welder you are going to use?(115V or 220V? I've seen a wire feed welder in the background of your lathe pictures)
    2. What is the wall thickness of the tube?
    3. Are you beveling the edges of those joints? (That's 3, oh well, more to come)
    Don't be afraid to clamp that sucker down real good, tack it up, and weld it so you don't get too much shrinkage, which will pull it all out of shape. (DAMHIKT)

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    The welder is a Hobart Handler 175, which is a 200V welder.

    I'm not sure, but it is fairly thick, this is structural steel for buildings, the steel on these tubes is thicker than the steel on the tubes of my other bandsaw, Big Blue.

    The edges will have a very slight bevel, but by running straight CO2, I get good penetration.

    Yeah, I'll be putting a piece of sacrificial plywood on my bench and clamping the frame down good, then tacking it well on one side, then flipping it over to do the other side, I know how stuff moves when welding

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 05-16-2007 at 04:42 AM.
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