Homemade Bandsaw Mill Build

UPDATE:  I have been working on drawing up some plans for this sawmill due to the large volume of requests that I have been receiving. 


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The main reason I built this mill is because I had some hardwood trees that I wanted get sawn into lumber for a few woodworking projects that I had planned. I had seen a couple videos where people had used the spare tires from cars as the band wheels and this really got my interest. With most of the builds that I had seen they had used conventional bearings to mount the wheels and required fabricating hubs to fit the wheel. (All extra work and money) The idea I had was to use the existing hubs and drive train from the vehicle that the tires came from. This proved to be a very quick and cost effective approach. I will definitely use this method for all future builds. Once I had gathered some scrap pieces I started the homemade bandsaw mill build. Below is a  video of the final project.

My Homemade Bandsaw Mill Video

After sawing up the lumber that I needed to, and sawing some for a friend I decided to sell it as I had no place to store it and it was exposed to the elements. I will be making another mill in the near future that has more automatic features. You can see my post on the ideas that I have for the automatic bandsaw mill here.

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