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  • KEYSTONE BOUBLE BANDSAW MILL

    I have recently purchased the keystone dbl bandsaw kit and have a question. I have noticed that the belt drive goes down into the floor. Can anyone advise me where i can get information as to what is on this first floor (below the working 2nd floor) and how it is set up? Thanks in advance "new guy on the block"

  • #2
    What's your name?

    Under the main floor is basically one or more Power shaft lines, a shafts with pulley wheels that the belts looped around. There was other machines visible down there, the log turners for the cold deck for example. It was also dark and almost impossible to see details down there in the smaller scales which is why Keystone didn't include any details for the basement. Pictures and detail information is available with a little hunting. If you can find a copy of the book "Lumber"(I think google books has it) that would be a good start.
    It's only make-believe

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    • #3
      There are many set-ups for the belt driven machinery. Usually when most machines are on the first floor, the line shafts and belts are on the ceiling of the first floor, and any machines on the second floor has a hole in the floor for the belt to extend up onto the machine above, driven from the line shaft below second floor. Example first floor line shaft and belt set-up.




      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #4
        Thanks railman 28 and desert drover for the info. It will give me a good start on further research.

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        • #5
          What a great picture to use when modeling.

          ed

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          • #6
            Bill Gustavson wrote some great books on belt-drive shops. I have his book on stamp mills, which I can strongly recommend. He also wrote a book on assembling a large scale sawmill. If it's anything like the stamp mill book, it'll be worth whatever you have to pay for it!

            Here's a bit of information, but apparently the westernpublications.net site is not functional. http://www.steamup.com/index.php?opt...ews&Itemid=129

            dave
            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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