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Homemade Wheel On Montgomery Ward Band Saw
Milan Hochstetler, Cumberland, Va.: “After accidentally breaking the spokes on one of the wheels on my Montgomery Ward 20-in. band saw, I made a new one using 2 pieces of 3/4-in. thick plywood. I used Tite Bond III wood glue (www.titebond.com; ph 800 669-4583) to fasten a rubber strip to the wood.
  “I marked a circle on the plywood and cut it out, then bolted a pulley to it, rigged a shaft, and mounted it flat on my wood lathe’s bed. By using a sanding plate on the spindle, I was able to make a perfectly round wheel. I then used the pulley to fasten the wheel to the saw.

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2