I certainly can’t call this one a ‘soar. It’s a 15” Duro that is about 85 years old. I looked on owwm.com and found a couple of old Duro catalogues but none had a band saw with no tilt feature and whose main shaft lubrication was by means of a grease nipple. When I picked it up about a dozen years ago the bottom wheel had developed a circular crack about 2 inches from the shaft. When I tried to get someone to weld it they said it was white metal and they couldn’t do it. I then repaired it by drilling 8 ¾ inch holes equally spaced around the crack and applying lots of “marine-tex” . This has worked until now when a 2 inch by one inch chunk has broken off on the circumference of the wheel. There is also a significant crack leading towards the centre. I think that the wheel is beyond repair and am asking if there is any point in trying to make a new wheel. Has anybody done this? Do I use Baltic Birch (or Appleply)? Does anyone know where I could find a replacement wheel or should I bite the bullet and buy a new bandsaw? Thanks for your thoughts.