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Old 07-27-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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I have to cut some arched timbers out of 3.5x15 glb. Anyone use a portable bandsaw for this? Im thinking of getting one of those if it would work (not sure if it will feed through the throat) or just roughing it out with a chainsaw and belt sanding.
Anyone have experience with a portable band saw?
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:56 PM   #2
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http://www.contractortalk.com/attach...1&d=1501210544

Just like this but out of glu-lamb
Wheres Tim Uhler or Sim when you need him?
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portable bandsaw will work... as far as passing the waste through the throat, sometimes you have to rough away excess first. You cut so only the drop passes through throat
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http://www.contractortalk.com/attach...1&d=1501210544

Just like this but out of glu-lamb
Where's Tim Uhler or Sim when you need him?
Wow, the Glu-lam you start out with must be about 24" deep.

The engineer must be OK with that. I wonder if the manufacturer of the GLB can bend to the shape you need instead of having to cut away all the excess.

Interesting.

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There completely non structural and I beefed up the truss for the weight.
I looked into arched glu lamb but it was 6 weeks leed time and the Parade of homes is 26 days away. eek!

I got a band saw, it cuts smooth- i just have to cut about an inch away with the beam saw first and then it fits through the throat.

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