HMZ-1 Plans – Drive shaft and Drive wheel bearing , how to HMZ-1 Plans – Drive shaft and Drive wheel bearing , how to
I have added this post due to some requests to show how the drive axle/shaft of the car ends up fitting together to make... HMZ-1 Plans – Drive shaft and Drive wheel bearing , how to

I have added this post due to some requests to show how the drive axle/shaft of the car ends up fitting together to make the drive axle for the bandsaw mill.

I feel this is the part that makes this mill different from other homemade saw mills.  These parts can be very inexpensive (even free) if you find the right person or salvage yard.  What you want to aim for are vehicles that are old enough and so common that these parts do not have any resale value as replacement parts, and basically will be sold for the price of scrap metal.

You will use the front wheel bearing and axle for the ” Drive wheel”  and you will use the rear for the opposite side/end of the mill.  You will also get the dummy / spare tires from the same vehicle so that the bolt pattern lines up properly.

 

Refer to my video below to show how this fits together


To download the plans for the bandsaw mill, click the button below:

 

Required Parts to build this project:

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  • lynn glatt

    September 6, 2015 #1 Author

    good

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  • raymondjamesfrost@yahoo.com

    January 14, 2016 #2 Author

    I saw how you made toe in/toe out adjustments, but how do you adjust camber?

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    • jrush331

      January 30, 2016 #3 Author

      The only adjustment i used was toe in/toe out. The “Co-planar” alignment was done during the mill build. have a look at this video, even though it is vor a vertical bandsaw, the theory is the same. It is very clear the required bandsaw adjustments.

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  • ray

    March 2, 2016 #4 Author

    What size is the pulley on the back of the drive wheel and where did you get yours? thanks

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  • Brent

    February 11, 2018 #5 Author

    I partially understand the raising and lowering mechanism, but how do you dive or turn the 3/4 threaded rod to raise and lower the mill?

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    • jrush331

      February 11, 2018 #6 Author

      I will explain this a bit better in the plans in the next update that I do. Basically once the three sprockets on top are connected with chain you have a couple options to drive/turn the threaded rod. You can connect a motor to the top of one of the threaded rods/sprockets for an automatic lift, or as I did you can just make a simple handle and attach it to the top of any of the 3 sprockets. The handle is similar to that on a jack on the hitch of a trailer.

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