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Old 04-18-2017, 07:21 PM   #511
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Norm - no offence at all!

Adding some length to the "loose angle thing" is on the list as is a tensioning bolt for when its trying to clamp on somehting that doesnt go past the point of rotation.

I've managed to get by without having to tension/untension stuff too much. But you are right having to reach for a spanner is wearing thin.

There are other mods by a fellow kiwi that I like the look of which are shown here: http://www.modelenginemaker.com/inde...ic,6363.0.html

I also have some ideas re leveraging this big ass frame to create some flat support/mounting space to the right of the blade (look at the saw from clamp handle end). If do that then I get the ability to mount some big rounds of steel or caste iron to be sliced off in a single cut for such things as fly wheels in a single cut. Where as at the moment I need to muck about with a fussy multi cut process as the boom hits the top of the round.

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Might have to get you to build me one of those.


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Your frame looks sturdy enough to stand on which is a good thing. When cutting with the blade vertical I need to place my knee on the saw bed to prevent it from tipping backwards. The weight of the motor and gear box hang out enough to make it tippy.

You may need to stand on your frame when pushing a work piece into the blade. Now would be the time to weld on extra custom provisions if you need them.
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DJP - good points and I have some ideas for rapid deployed feet to help with leveling on crappy garage floors and deal with the inevitable small amount of twist in the welded frame.

On the tipping side I deliberately designed to cope with the. The base goes back a little further than where the motor hangs when boom is vertical. Net effect is I have wheels slightly beyond he heavy motor meaning its pretty dang stable.

Still have more welding to do for add ons. Which should see me finishing up this bottle of co2/argon. Then its onto to pure argon and TIG welding for some new fun. :-)
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Might have to get you to build me one of those.
It's a little over engineered, but its rather nice and SOLID.
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Over engineered - by you - never!!!
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Some more good progress with the switch being remounted and a new fitting to "knock" the off button in its new position.

The base fits nicely on the finalised mounting tabs (set on the inside of the casting base) with the bolts nuts welded on to to angled tabs.

Now to start working on the cut off support table.

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Some more progress. Key steps forward being:
[1] Frame painted up
[2] drip tray secured in place with drain plug installed to support coolant system

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[3] new mounts for switch and the cut depth stop
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