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How to build a DIY Homemade Dunk Tank
Well in this post I am going to do my best to show you how to build a DIY Homemade dunk tank. My father-in-law approached me last year asking if it would be possible to build a dunk tank for the church, he wanted to use it for a... Read more
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... Read more
HMZ 1 Plans – Blade Tensioner
   The blade tensioner gets welded to one of the wheel bearing mounts.  I used mine on the right side when looking  from behind the mill.                    HMZ 1 Sawmill Plans Main Page Read more
HMZ 1 Plans – Wheel Bearing Mount
     This wheel bearing mount gets welded to the Carriage cross member  when completed.      The hole diameter and bolt pattern on this face will be determined by the wheel bearing that you get.      I used 4″ steel Angle for the surface that the bearing... Read more
Bandsawmill model HMZ-1 Free Plans – Building The Carriage
       This is the foot of the carriage made from 4″ X 1 1/2″ Steel Channel.  2 pcs 32″ long.   Wheels:  You can use whatever you have on hand or can easily source for V-Groove Wheels.   The size is not important as we can compensate for... Read more
Bandsawmill model HMZ-1  – Plans
        NEXT >>     To download the plans for the Bandsaw Mill, click the button below:   Required Parts to build this project:   Read more
How to sharpen your chainsaw chain – 6 easy steps
Below I will outline 6 easy steps to sharpening your chainsaw chain. Before I start refer to the diagram below for terminology of your chain. Step 1.  The first step is to determine which method you are going to use to sharpen your chainsaw chain.  You can either sharpen... Read more
Fully Automatic Bandsaw Mill – Great Ideas
My dad recently hired someone to come in and saw some lumber up for him at his cottage.  I made the trip down to help out and managed to capture a lot of videos and pictures that are going to help me in building another bandsaw mill.  I was... Read more
Front End Loader Build – Part 1
I have had an idea for quite some time now to build a homemade front end loader (FEL) for my compact garden tractor.  It is a Massey Ferguson MF-1450.  I have been holding off until I found enough parts to build one.  Just recently I came across the perfect... Read more