DIY Video: How to build a Band Sawmill from scratch in your backyard and save a lot of money. Step by step build instructions.

    This video series shows the step by step build of a homemade Band Sawmill from scratch in your backyard.Harvesting and processing the wood that grows on your property is the dream of many homesteaders. The dream can be expensive (around $5k) because you need a sawmill in order to rip the wood and remove the bark.Instead of spending years saving up, you can spend less by building your own saw’s a tool you’ll use for years to come, and will more than pay for itself the first time you use it. Lumber isn’t cheap, and if you’ve got the natural resources and access to those resources, it makes the most sense to save money, time, and effort by using what you have available.

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    • How to build a Homemade Wooden Bandsaw Mill from Scratch.Step by step build Instructions
      This video series shows the build of a Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Start to finish.The design for the saw is a good one, in that it was rock solid as it was making the cuts. Making the saw itself move as opposed to moving the wood through it would really make the build a lot more complex. Beefing up the frame to resist movement (chatter) while cutting through 16" of hard maple would be difficult, especially if the height was also adjustable.Using a stick to lever the wood through the saw was a very good way to regulate a steady feed rate and took little effort. For serious cutting in green, thick hardwood, a 2hp motor doesn't really "cut" it. To make the cutting more efficient (read faster), the blade speed should be very high - as high as 6000 fpm - and a motor that size doesn't have the power. A 6-8 hp gas engine would be much better

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    • DIY Videos :How to generate Free Power for the rest of your life by building a Micro Hydro Electric Power system and kiss the Grid system goodbye.
      This 16 part Awesome Video series shows the overview and setup in detail of a Micro Hydro Electric Power System build for the long term from the ground up.What a hydroelectric system does is that it converts the force from flowing water into electricity. You take the kinetic energy of water flowing downhill from a stream or river and direct it onto a wheel in a turbine that converts the rotational energy to electricity. I have 2 natural springs that provide water which falls about 500 vertical feet through a mile of pipe and develops about 220 psi..Harness the power of hydropower; flowing water for clean, sustainable home free electricity 24/7 and ditch your dependency on the grid system for good. [the_ad id="6435"] The basic components of this build are A Stream Of Flowing Water - A hydroelectric generator is only useful in a bed of flowing water,Magnets - The magnets will spin against the coils to create an electric current.Bearing - Used for the disc to spin against,Coils - The coils will spin against the bank is to create an electric current.Half-Inch PVC Pipe - The disc will be placed on the PVC pipe.5-gallon bucket,Waterline - We are using the 5-gallon bucket and waterline to create a closed system. The overview of the steps mentioned in this video series: The first step in creating your hydroelectric generator is to create the discs. There are two parts to the disc, the stator and rotator disc. The stator disk is stationary and contains the coils. The rotator disc will be spun using the water current. The magnets will spin against the coils, creating an electric current. Now that we know the process, it is time to learn how you can make a hydroelectric generator yourself. You can create these discs using templates that you can find online. Trace the amount uncovered and use them as templates to cut the discs that you will be using. Make a hole in the discs ½ inch wide, so the half-inch PVC pipe can fit through the center of them. Place the discs side-by-side and attach the fins to the turbine. Attach the turbine to the rotator disc so it spins as the turbine spins. Make sure the fins are facing into the flow of water so that they will be pushed as the water passes through them. Next, attach the coils to the stator and at the magnets to the rotator disc. When you add the magnets, alternate them with their North and South poles. Make sure each north facing magnet is next to two south facing magnets. Likewise, make sure each south facing magnet is next to two north facing magnets. Add the turbine, rotator disc, and stator disk to the PVC pipe and rest it on top of the bucket. Pour water over The fins and the turbine will begin spinning. As the turbine spins, it will begin producing current as the bank is passed across the coils.
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    • DIY Video: How to build a Homemade Copper Pipe Solar Water Heater and get super hot water fast and free
      This video shows the step by step build of a Homemade "COPPER PIPE" Solar Water Heater with material list.This reaches temps at or above 150F with air temps from high 40's to low 50's.This is a slim portable design (at only 2" thick) and is very rugged and durable (built with 2x2's and 1/2" plywood).This one hooks to a standard water tap/garden hose . Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added.Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added; water flow valves, temp sensors, timers etc. Make sure to use type L copper. Lastly, to secure the glass into the frame, just use a bead of silicone caulk around the edge and drop the glass in

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