Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Florida Panhandle
Treadle driven band saw ... insanity?
Thing 1: I'd like something that can resaw reasonably sized logs (8-10").
I've been watching CL for a while, and good band saws don't appear in my area. I can't afford to drop $1k for a machine. Kids and household suck me dry.
Thing 2: I thought it could be cool to build a treadle band saw. I've found info on treadle lathes, and treadle scroll saws. I don't find much in the way of band saws.
Would it be asking too much of a treadle saw to cut 8-10" logs? Work would be slower. There wouldn't be much power behind the blade, but I assume smoothness could be somewhat remedied by adding a flywheel.