14" bandsaw / sawmill build

Further explorations in bandsaw design


This bandsaw is only a 14" bandsaw (35 cm wheels). I don't actually need a fourth bandsaw (still haven't sold my cast iron bandsaw), but I wanted to experiment some more with bandsaw building. Although this machine is mostly be based on my previous bandsaw design, I intend to push the boundaries a little to see what I can get away with in terms of simplifications, materials, and experiments. If some of my experiments don't work, I can always rebuild those parts, though so far, that has not been necessary.


1: Building the frame

2: Bandsaw wheels

3: Wheel mounts

4: Adding the motor

5: Bandsaw table

6: Blade guides

7: The enclosure

Things learned


The sawmill frame


Testing sawmill mode

Milling in my backyard

Sawmill misadventures

More milling

Plans for the bandsaw / sawmill


Reader built 14" bandsaws bade on my plans:

Francois Lagane's
14" bandsaw
Ryszard's
14" bandsaw
Daniel Kohwalter's
14" bandsaw

More about bandsaws on my woodworking website.

Watch all the videos on this bandsaw (over 80 minutes of video) by clicking play below.