oh okay bandsaw mill part two here we go
if you missed the first video where I covered all the prep work introduce the
build team and showed building the 12 foot by 6 foot bed then there is a link
for you down below this video picks up right where I left off which was to
start building the carriage of the band sawmill this is the cage leg portion
that sits on top of the bed and rolls back and forth we used the bed of the
mill itself as the work table to build the carriage and started by laying out
and crimping together the parts that will make up the first side those
fireball squares were heavily relied on here as well as these awesome ratcheting
Bessy clamps these quickly became everybody’s favorite go-to clamp during
this build even though we are welding it in place right now we went ahead and set
in that center vertical member just for dry fitting purposes once everything was
nice and locked in JD went through and tacked all of the corners in multiple
places next we repeated by building out the second side and you’ll see that we
actually built this one directly on top of the first side this not only gave us
the perfect size work surface but it also meant we just had to line up all of
the edges and faces to the already perfect side under it Johnny tacked it
and then we all divided up to conquer different tasks while JD did his thing
and welded all the corners and seams shut you know even all of us can weld JD
is the professional and he doesn’t only do a better job but he can also do it
much quicker than any of us so if you find yourself working on a team
especially if you’re used to doing everything yourself understand
everybody’s strong suit beforehand so that you can divide up accordingly
another example on how we implemented this is this is Matt’s design and he’s
already build one so he is very much the foreman of the group and would be the
one to divvy up the task and also to make sure we weren’t messing them up
Johnny me and Cremona started working on the saw head beam this is the large beam
that will span across the two sides of the carriage eventually and we first
needed a transfer drill and top a bunch of holes that will later attach a linear
or so I went through first with a small
bits he’s get the whole started Matt followed with another bit to enlarge the
hole then Johnny followed behind him to actually tap them next we divided up
again and started prepping making the parts needed for attaching the carriage
to the bed Matt went to the welding tables and welded together the housing
that will go around the wheels well I went over the superjaws and used the
grinder to bevel parts that will be next up to weld and this is when Johnny found
the hover board separate board was actually the center of a lot of after
our entertainment hey if you work hard play hard alright getting back to work I
know I said this in the first video but working around a professional welder was
awesome Diddy was great at throwing out information or advice as we were working
in this example he saw that I was using a back and forth motion to bevel and
pointed out that these flat desk Ashleigh only removed material when
pulling and kindly showed me the correct technique for getting the most out of
the tool at this point we were waiting for a lot of parts to cool down before
staining the carriage up so we kept herself busy with peripheral top Johnny
started making a plate for the motor mount then I worked with Matt to make a
sleeve that goes on the saw head beam this isn’t fixed in place it needs just
enough wiggle room to slide back and forth slightly and this is because later
on it will be used to tension the blade to give the plates the wiggle room
needed Matt taped some cardstock to the saw head beam before we clamp the plates
in place and I talked them down by the way I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this
but Matt how is a full playlist of videos
committing whenever he built his band sawmill so if you want to check those
out there’s a link for you down below when it came time to weld this sleeve up
JD actually came over and guided me through the process let’s drink
okay we did this in the middle yeah yeah if we would have started and just done
like these corners and set like from here to here yeah we could have had pull
up here this way it’s pulling this one and this one so weird good that’s why we
just did that one ha no we’re good to go so you can sit there and do this one in
this one and we’ll probably flip it twice yeah and then do both of them I
really encourage you that even if you are experiencing something if you have
the opportunity to work with somebody with more experience or maybe just
different experience than you try to go into the encounter with a really open
mind to absorbing whatever information you can instead of maybe just showing
off what you can and that way you’re always open to picking up something new
and learning so after welding the sleeve on we needed to remove it to get rid of
that card stock underneath but it was giving us all a pretty good run for our
money JD’s him to take it as a personal
challenge and while he had to work for it
he definitely busted it in the end okay show’s over back to work at this point
the wheel housing Matt made earlier we’re cool enough to start cleaning up
JD would use a cut-off this to remove the bulk of material while I used to
flop this and there’s pre them up some and man these armored tools self
adjusting clamps are awesome definitely another recommended item for the shop as
first all over the shop were made they would filter into Foreman Cremona and he
would set them up on the mill you can see he’s using magnets to hold things in
place as well as the hardware for lining and centering it then we switched off on
sticking them in place now while we did use both the lincoln power mig 210 and
260 machine the 260 was the go-to machine for this project if you were
just getting started with welding then I would 100% recommend the two
machine but for something of this size it was nice having something a little
bit more powerful and scaled up alright let’s stand these sides up and
start assembling the carriage parts you can see JD over on the right clamping a
few fireball squares in place before we move these on to the Fed these are of
course very heavy so the squares will give us a way to quickly attach the
cross members to connect the two sides once they’re stood up and in the air once the wheels were placed on the tribe
JD moved a ladder to the inside and walked up the crossmember to clamp it in
place next the guy stuck two levels on the sides of the carriage and plumbed it
up so that JD could tack and then weld the corners in place of course we had to
push it around a little bit and test it out oh and as not smartly pointed out
with a movable carriage it is a great time to clamp on some temporary stops to
prevent it from possibly being rolled right off after playing around a bit we
got out of JD’s way again and let him weld on all of the angled gussets a lot
of people were asking if this was going to be an indoor mill and no it isn’t but
it is important that the carriage be built on top of your bed with that we
built both units inside so that we wouldn’t be reliant on good weather or
restricted on power outlets this of course means that we will have two giant
assemblies to move out separately which I will get to in a few minutes
but know that another option is to do what Cremona did and build it on site
where the mill will live permanently well JD stayed in his zone of welding
Johnny and I prepared the last two verticals of the carriage which would be
attached next these are the T joints that get a linear guide rail attached
which the salt head beam will later ride up and down so these are placed right in
the middle on each side of the carriage again the
guys used the help of a few squares clamped into place when setting these
into their position so that they could stand up these heavy verticals but then
just scooch them up against the squares now it is very important that these to
be perfectly in line with one another so while my edit makes it look very quick
and simple JD and Matt did spend a lot of time getting this just right I don’t
know if you can see what’s going on here so let me just pause the footage they
clamped a speed square to the outside face of the opposite vertical then JD
placed a long level on the Associated face of the second vertical on the
inside of this level JD is holding his laser measure so that Matt can twist
their vertical until that laser mark is touching the speed square meaning that
both phases are in line with one another high-five that’s a good one guys after a
few high-fives and chuckles over their rig jamie welded these two members in
place then it was time to move this beast outside and you know we told JD to
get after it but apparently the man does have a limit
I guess it’s around 3,000 pounds so the shop green was put to use on one end
while the tractor came in on the other now the goal here is just to get the
carriage and fed sled out far enough for the carriage to pass under the porch so
that it can be taken off and separated from the bed once we got it closer
though we could see we’re missing clearance by just a few inches so we
quickly removed the feet on the front half of the assembly and this bought us
the clearance needed to make it all over the way out you know it is nerve-racking
but it’s also exciting watching such big stuff get moved of course having a good
operator is essential for feeling confident that things will go smoothly
but Cody was on the tractor and if anybody can safely move big and heavy
stuff it’s him the guys tilted the carriage onto the bucket and you can see
that they wrapped the chain around the top as insurance in case it try to get
away from them it didn’t though and they were able to just gently set her on down
and then step her right off nothing fancy after that Cody just drug
it right on over to where it needed to be which is I don’t know about 30 or 40
feet to the north of my shop after he dropped it off then he came back for the
bed to safe I concrete porch we used the crane once again to drag it off
completely but then Cody was able to grab ahold of the side and pick it up
and then haul it away again with those awesome rigging straps man they are dead
useful folks and you can see JD in Cremona acting as counterweights on the
back of the tractor there the bed was so heavy that the back end was having
trouble staying on the ground after we got the bed moved over to its roughed in
position we threaded back on the feet we removed earlier and then set it down now
I’ll probably end up pouring a slab for this but in the meantime the guys
positioned a paver under the four corner feet after placing a stone under each
foot then we were able to thread out each one so that it was in contact with
the pavers so getting the carriage back on top of the bed was a little bit more
difficult than taking it off Cody attempted a few things with the tractor
but quickly realized that it wasn’t gonna have the lift needed no problem no
he is resourceful he ended up moving out his gantry which is just big enough to
straddled the entire bed this meant that we could use a chain hoist to latch onto
the carriage pick it right up and then set it right back down as you can see it
took all six of us seven if you include aaron filming for me you know it’s
difficult to move such a big heavy thing just slightly this way in that way so it
took a little bit of finessing to get all four wheels on their tracks but once all four wheels got seated
properly man did it glide easily and we did use a few more of those Bessie C
clamps on the back end of the tracks to act as more stops and there we go folks
we have a rolling carriage on top of a flatbed waiting go team I’m proud of us
okay in the next installment we’ll be building out the saw head beam mounting
it in place and then fingers crossed hopefully making a few cuts before the
guys have to get out of here don’t forget to tell me what you think about
the build so far down in the comments section and of course check out the
entire build crew with the links I’ve left you in the description that’s it
for this one I’ll see you on part 3 you know some of you have been saying that
the mill is over built and you know what we agree forget the 6×6 all head beam
and forget those 30 inch wheels we found a much cheaper solution that works just
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100 thoughts on “Building a Giant Bandsaw Mill – Making the Carriage

  • March 14, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    Great video!

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  • March 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    That is a lot of smart and skilled people working on that beast!

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  • March 14, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Loved the Hover Board scene hahahahaha

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  • March 15, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    Is Part 3 in the works?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Interesting project, but 99.999% of us who are home woodworkers are not going to ever need one. I'll stick with the guys in the local lumber mill (plus they always throw me a cool beer when I visit).

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  • March 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    Bonjour April, j ai une question concernant le matériels que vous utilisez.
    Pourrais-tu ,s il te plait, me dire ou tu t es procuré les grosses équerres métalliques que tu utilises pour l assemblage de tes tubes carrés.
    Je n arrive pas a les trouver sur internet.
    Un grand merci et t es une sacrée bricoleuse dis donc !!

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  • March 15, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    The rolling kneeler – where did you get that?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Very good job.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    2:25 is that a cnc machine?!

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  • March 16, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    I just found your videos for the first time and boy I’m upset that the last part of this video is not uploaded yet 😢

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  • March 16, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    wahoo one of my niece's showed me a photo of you n i said O how cool you found April Wilkerson ! the look on her face was priceless , followed by uncle joe is there anyone you don't know ? yeah April I just follow her on U tube. she thought I actually knew you LOL nope just a fan .. I said she is awesome all kinds of great content . ladies are very capable, you know me were all people and she is a great role model ..

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  • March 16, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    Enjoyed the vid, as always. It's so great to watch people who are so good at what they do and who enjoy doing it.

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  • March 16, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    nice going from a Santa Fe TX retired woodworking brother. can't wait to get some wood from you once you start selling if that's in your plans

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  • March 16, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    504/5000

    Hello, let me tell you that until today, I had never seen a woman so brave, yet so feminine and who has gold in her hands. Not only are you dressed and young and pretty. Young women now, at least in my country, have non-manual jobs. Nothing escapes you, be it plumbing, carpentry, cabinetmaking and welding. I watched all your videos. As I admire you madam. Thank you.

    PS. Forgive my approximate Englis

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  • March 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    When are you going to post the next video?

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  • March 16, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    Very good and productive team…

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  • March 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    VERY LUCKY LADY, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE MAKING SHELVES AND DRAWERS. NICE WORK TEAM…

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  • March 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Love watching the Cremona and Wilkerson team at it again . great work , can hardly wait until I am able to make one of those .

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  • March 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    I know your in Texas, where are you getting wood/logs for that size of a bandsaw

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  • March 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    Matt should have taken" Pancake "with him to add some added weight

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  • March 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    You do say 12' bed but you must mean cutting capaicity part of the bed. That is where I got confused I think.

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  • March 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    What are the material costs to build the band saw?

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  • March 18, 2019 at 10:46 am
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    What type of shop crane do you use?

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  • March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    can you name videos part 1 and 2 please. Thanks

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  • March 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    Really nice build. As you say – you can NEVER have too many clamps. Also a very positive group to build it with. So many skills and ideas in one place. Was it hard to see them go home after all this. Say – Hey guys – Just move in OK. Next project – The Ark Mk2!

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  • March 19, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    When someone says overbuilt I hear "solid"

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    🇨🇦

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  • March 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Really cool video. Thanks for sharing with us. At this point, you must be absolutely dying to cut your first slab.

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  • March 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Brilliant episode as always April amazing project look forward the next part

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  • March 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Kicking butt and taking names. Super awesome build. Teamwork!

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  • March 29, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    You so need a small telehandler forklift. Very versatile

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  • April 2, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    멋지네요 !! 항상응원합니다 ^^ 저도 기회가 되면 만들어보고 싶어지네요 ^^

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  • April 4, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    I always buy Made in America but when the time comes I might just be buried with my German Bessey clamps by my side.
    I cringe when I see people using chains for lifting, and although those endless chokers are worth their weight in bacon, their lifting capacity is greatly reduced the wider the angle of the dangle. A "riggers" rule of thumb is:
    Vertical 100% capacity,
    45 degrees – 70% capacity,
    30 degrees – 50% of rated capacity
    15 degrees – (like they are in the video trying to put the carriage on the frame) they are only good for 25% of what the tag says they are. So purple (in a choker like that) are good for 2400# if they are vertical but only 600# each if they are splayed out that wide.

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  • April 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    I hope to work with you This is my specialty and I am proficient in it
    If I coming to USA I will see you

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  • April 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    I'd much rather "overbuild" something, than underbuild it…very nice work.

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  • April 11, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    What is the brand of the straps?

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  • April 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    April and her turtles)

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  • May 25, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    Mint video, and you do a really good job at explaining whats going on :), now to watch next part

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  • May 26, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    I guess it will be a couple years before wood cut on your mill is seasoned and ready to use for your projects. I dare you to build a planer.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    ALOT of good pepole on that build specaley Mathew ..your Awsome ..loving the new vids I found.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Love your channel and your project. but please, 2 suggestions if I may: please number your episodes, to make them easy to follow. when you use metals, could you please explain the type you are using (cold/hot rolled, 2"x4"x12ga. etc ). Thanks, awesome channel.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Very good

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    I love this build and really enjoy your channel. And the "much cheaper" solution that you had at the end is hilarious.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    Again – WOW! Watched Matt's build video in amazement, but the synergistic aspect on this series was really a thing of beauty to see. Now if only you were my neighbor, I've got some mesquite I'd really like to introduce to your mill. 😉 Good stuff y'all – well done.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    should have made it a trailer with wheels and swivel adjustable jacks 6 -8 places.then it could be towed to different locations or easily moved….and easily leveled…

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  • July 23, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    Hey April. I’m super impressed with your can do attitude. Love it. You are all extremely inspirational. Would like to say it would be really cool if you did some product review videos on some of your equipment. I would really like to see one on the Lincoln welders. Thanks again for creating awesome content.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    What is this "over built" thing you speak of?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    So far so good.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    Great videos!!!!

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  • September 21, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    Are you going to put blueprints out on this? Also did you build that shop hoist as well?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Hello April, I watched with great interest as you built your version of the Matt Cremona saw mill. It seems to have turned out great, but where are the subsequent videos of you using this sawmill??

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  • October 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    Great vid April.I’m envious,not that here in the UK we could ever put this Machine to good use.But the downside to a great vid, is once again we Obviously have the regulation 200 plus downvotes!! They really need to get a life.But!! Great vid.And really appreciated from here in the UK.Keep up the great work.This really is the last comment I will make on the idiocy of downvoting! Until, the next time that is.😁

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:29 pm
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    are the plans also in metric avalibal

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  • October 12, 2019 at 1:05 pm
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    Never lay a grinder face down.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    awesome!

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  • October 24, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Don't know why but spaced that the whole build has been done and is making trees into resources!! Now for the "mill a thon" as I always do. Great video an only one small glitch that I am sure is been factored, the kind people who put us hearing impaired the closed captioning in blacked out parts going together and if one is to do, it really isn't a factor!!

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  • October 28, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Wow I just found your page. Awsome skills!!! I fool around with a good old stick welder for personnal purposes. Maybe one day I will upgrade. Very inspiring!

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:51 am
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    Where did you get the linear rails?

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  • November 2, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    2:50 safety first?

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  • November 2, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    cheering all on ,congrats so far,loving the work ethics altogether,one for all,all for one. ttfn from the motor city

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  • November 4, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    Great narration, April! Natural educator. Watching Matt's videos makes me want to move to a place where I can have a mill, when I move from Callifornia.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    No such thing as overkill build it right or don't build it at all if you go cheap don't gripe when you're fixing more than your sawing 🌳🌳🌲🌲

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    What a dream TEAM.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    …like the some of the ancient beliefs is the "Welder Craftsman's" beard only to be shaped using fire ?… Everybody seems to embody the sadly missing American can do attitude of small, BIG,…bring it !…"Mad Skills"….( best complement as a electrical project foreman came from a newbie twenty something after work pulling 750 mcm copper cable all day the kid tells me that…" Dude you have some Mad skills"…pretty cool for an old man )…A.C.Feuerhelm

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    April this is the first time I have watched one of your videos and I really enjoyed it. Your on air personality is great and your narrative is spot on. Subscribed immediately.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    OMG April! You need a MAG DRILL!

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    (Why didn't you just burn the card stock out haha 😛 )

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  • November 9, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    A great video! Have watched many of Matt's. You are all great!

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  • November 10, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Its not overbuilt.over years of huge logs rolling,dropping,falling into ,it will be lucky to not need some rewelding in spots.I will say that you probly were planning to but some lateral bracing in the form of sheet of thin,1/8inch steel or even diamond p!ate sheet added in strategic spots will keep it from flexing and racking such with strengthen it by not having welds crack from racking.the rolling saw mount and the base.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    It was fun watching you guys build your Bandsaw Mill. Great example of working together. Editing and narration was great. Your narration must have had a couple of practice runs. You did VERY GOODLY. That is twice as good as good.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Trying to think of something more dangerous in a fabrication shop than that hoverboard …
    Hmmm, maybe play Whack-A-Mole on the floor using a small sledge and some rimfire cartridges?

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  • November 13, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Great videos and great project. So impressed! Hats off to you all! 🙂

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  • November 13, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    This is not a criticism but I do wonder what your opinions, all of you, are about the unseasonal fires in Brazil, California, and Australia.
    I live in Australia and our fire season doesn't start for another two months but we've been burning since a month ago.
    Opinions like yours matter.
    Even if you don't want to talk about it.
    Cheers

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  • November 15, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Was he sweeping the floor while moving via hover board?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    Maybe a permanent foundation with concrete reenforced?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    Are you painting the sawmill ?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    Angle grinder on steel in a t-shirt?

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  • November 24, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    Nice job Team…..im new to this channel and very impressed!

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  • November 27, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    I really like this build and the professionalism you add to it when narrating. Really, really nice job!!

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  • December 1, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Great Build!

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  • December 2, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    Great collaboration from my favorite YouTubers!

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  • December 4, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    That was hugely entertaining. Great skilled team. And what about this April, love her name, her skill and beauty!

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  • December 4, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Hard hats! So glad you didn''t need them.

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  • December 20, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    This is a great build, wish I could get involved with something like this

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  • December 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    Tons of good advice, sound practice and if it too strong it will not break.I have been around bandsaws for over 50 years and this is a good one.

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  • December 27, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    It's not fun until someone takes a hoverboard upside the head

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  • December 29, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    This is an impressive project. I was looking at welding videos and stumbled across this, well worth the watch. I wish I had your workshop space 🙂

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  • January 1, 2020 at 1:36 am
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    Funny

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  • January 1, 2020 at 7:44 am
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    I learn to listen as young kid my saying is I was born yesterday and dumb as hell teach me and I'll learn

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  • January 2, 2020 at 1:17 am
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    I’ve only just found you. I live in Indiana but I’m from Fort Worth. Where in the great state of Texas are you located?

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  • January 6, 2020 at 1:58 am
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    If JD is so good then why did he not use a couple of 1 mm shims to put under the plates around the square tubing to prevent it from binding? When clamping the steel tight, then welding it in this case the steel will shrink while cooling causing it to bind.lol 👍

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  • January 16, 2020 at 3:07 am
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    Being an ex-Nuclear Submarine Machinist Mate Auxiliaryman, Shipyard Outside Machinist, Licensed Carpenter, Machine Shop Supervisor, Screwmachine operator, Overhead Electrical Lineman, Inventor and now a fabricator for Ocean Spray Cranberries, I love seeing people learning new skills. I found out how to do something new at every company I ever worked for.
    Seeing you guys learning new skills and not accepting that "Oh, I'm not a welder", or "Oh I don't know how to use a drill press so I will have to have someone else do that…" attitude, is very heartwarming for me. Anyone can learn anything if they just give it a try. Never say you can't do something, not at least until you try, try, and try again, and still fail miserably, do you get to say, yah, I can't do that. For me musical instruments are not my forte.

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  • January 18, 2020 at 3:42 am
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    April, loved your project. But I would think about adding one extra item. Because the height is quite a bit more than the width you may want to weld a safety grab off the bottom of the travel beams, loop them under your base beams. Wouldn’t want anything to heavy to tip your travel carriage over. Just a thought.

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  • January 19, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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    Awesome…

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  • January 27, 2020 at 8:34 pm
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    This is the real life A Team.

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  • January 29, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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    you should be pushing the weld puddle not dragging.

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  • January 31, 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    April, you are an incredible mentor and example to our youth to put down the video games and cell phones and get out and build something! It doesn't matter if it's big or small, complex or simple, just do it! You exemplify the creative "get-r-done" attitude that is in such short supply these days with most of your generation. Thanks for your inspiring, informative, and entertaining videos. As an old fart, I so enjoy your learn as you go and learn from your mistakes attitude while at the same time stressing the importance of preplanning. And, as always, great job to you and your crew!

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  • February 1, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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    Very nice job, April.

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  • February 19, 2020 at 11:58 pm
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    Can you edit the descriptions on your videos if they are part of a series so we don't need to search for part 3 ect

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  • February 25, 2020 at 4:04 am
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    love watching

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