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#1 DonLans

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:37 AM

Almost got all the parts done to hold the thing I'm building.

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#2 drhardin

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:09 AM

Looks great. I like the brass ferrules on the spokes. The carriage is just as hard to build if not harder than the gun.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:30 PM

8-) BEAUTIFUL WORK DON !

#4 DonLans

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:04 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I wanted to do something different and I didn't see anyone using brass on their spokes. Yes, the carriage and wheels are just as hard as the rest of the gun. I've been on it for months. I'll try and put some pictures up of the adventure.

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#5 DonLans

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:29 AM

Here I'm centering all the spokes, except I've got the center drill in the chuck and the spoke in the quick change.

 

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#6 DonLans

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

I turned each end to 1/2" and chucked it up in the rotary head. I tilted the head using shims to have around 3/8" taper per foot. I used a 1/4" rounding tool first on one side and up and over to do the other. I rotated 180 degrees and did the same thing. Times 32 plus a few extra spokes. The end that was clamped in the chuck eventually got turned down for the 1/2" ferrules.

 

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#7 DonLans

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:59 AM

After I cut out the 8 parts to the octagon, I made the center section out of particle board for 2 reasons. The first one, was to keep everything together when I tightened the clamps after I glued the sections. I left one section unglued as the following pictures will explain.

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:14 AM

The second reason for the particle board center was to be able to use it as a hub for cutting out the O.D. on the band saw. I used another piece of particle board underneath to slide the whole fixture into place. I attached a slat under it that slid in the slot of the band saw table. Once in place, just rotate the octagon around and saw away. I have a wood dowel in the center to rotate on.

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:25 AM

Remember when I said I left one of the octogon segments unglued. I used a little strap to hold the unglued segments together. I unscrewed it and slid the blade of the bandsaw on the inside of the octagon and put the strap back on. I used two wood dowels to match the OD to shove against and sawed the ID. I don't know how the Amish do it, but that's the way I did it.

 

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#10 Pmercer

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Very simple, but very very clever. Thank you.

#11 DonLans

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:08 AM

Thanks so much for the nice compliment.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

Finally finished the fixture to hold the gizmo.

 

 

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

Thank you for re-posting these pics! I put them where they need to be....

 

Absolutely stunning by the way!!! :eek:



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:24 PM

That's a work of art. WOW

#15 Pmercer

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 09:55 PM

I love this!

#16 42rocker

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

Don

Great Job!! Sure does look great. Can't wait to see the "gizmo" on top of it.

 

Later 42rocker



#17 DonLans

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the great comments.  I'll try and get a picture of the "gizmo" after I get the barrels blackened and change the bolts from a 2-piece soldered design, to a 1-piece.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:45 AM

Looks Great and gives a lot of ideas on how much more you can do. Real Nice Don.

 

Here is a "doc" that has this thread without a lot of extra posts.

 

Later 42rocker

 

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#19 DonLans

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:08 AM

That is really a neat way to put it all together.  I like it.  I hope to see "Dennis and Brian's build" in pictures and in this "Word" format.

 

Don



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:34 AM

Don

It takes time to do it. That is one of the other threads that I was thinking about doing it to.

It sure makes things easier if a site goes down.

Glad that you like what I did to your thread about the great work that you did. Our group is getting near that area. Someday Please..

 

Later 42rocker






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