Martyna's bandsaw millMartynas Valunas writes:
Hi, saw your post on Facebook about Mitch's sawmill, so I thought I should write my story too.
Although I didn't buy your plans for the bandsaw, I've built very similar bandsaw and sawmill from your pictures. It is powered by 900W (input) induction motor wich was capable of (sort of) handling pine and spruce logs ranging from 25 to 34cm in diameter. I've used this saw to cut around 3 cubic meters of logs (or ~20 logs 2,5m long) into lumber.
Some of it turned into a solar kiln/shed (pictures), some I used to build several projects and the rest is still hanging out in the shed (right side of the stand in the picture).
Martynas's homemade tablesaw
Mitch's bandsaw mill
More about bandsaws on my woodworking website.