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Brendan Barry

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New bandsaw for the wood shop
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:52:58 AM »
Maine Maritime Museum donated a working 36" bandsaw to the railroad today. The saw was picked up this morning in Bath and brought back to Alna.

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 02:58:09 AM »
Nice. As a side note, I have seen large ones like that used in home built sawmills. No reason for the museum to do that but with some guides and rollers re sawing odd sized timbers would be doable. .   
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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 04:51:57 AM »
Am I right in thinking the saw blade tips and not the table to make bevel cuts?

Thanks for the photo Brendan.

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 10:08:20 AM »
Is this larger than the other one we have? Looks good size. I saw a large belt driven moulding maker for sale recently. Is that something we would be interested in?

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 11:45:01 AM »
Is this larger than the other one we have? Looks good size.

The partially rebuilt saw is a 30" saw and has already moved on to someone who will finish the rebuild.
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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 01:46:12 PM »
Is this a "shipsaw" by chance?

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 11:38:30 PM »
No - by definition the frame of a ship builder's band saw is adjustable allowing angle cuts on heavy timbers which remain on a level horizontal table. On this saw the table tilts for angle ripping

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 10:36:49 AM »
No - by definition the frame of a ship builder's band saw is adjustable allowing angle cuts on heavy timbers which remain on a level horizontal table. On this saw the table tilts for angle ripping
Got it. If anyone is interested in boat building look up "The Sampson boat building company" on youtube. Really interesting stuff on that channel.

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Re: New bandsaw for the wood shop
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 05:41:42 PM »
That looks like a standard band saw to me. The Maine Maritime Museum displays the Percy & Small Ship Yard. It seems very unlikely that they would not keep a ship saw.

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