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Blog entry by hookfoot posted 05-08-2018 12:40 AM 763 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blade and push arms. I make all the pins that I need out of various sizes of copper wire and copper pipi, depending on the size. If you glue wooden dowels they come loose over time with wood movement and they are either to tight or sloppy loose. When I use #6 copper the hole I drill is just larger than #6 wire diameter.

When I need a screw in pin I use brass bolt stock as you can see in the blade arms and clyinders. The nearest scale size to the pin diameter. Sometimes I use poetic license and change because the actual size does not look right.

Three bar ripper with mount. I use the insulation from #12 copper wire for my flexible hoses and the wire for the solid tubing. I swedge some of the wire to make my attachement clips. They are mounted with #2 -3/8th panhead wood screws.

This is 3/8th copper pipe dressed up with some copper flashing soldered to it to make the pins for the raising and lowering the bars to one of their two positions.
This is a rear view.

A front view.

A better view of the clyinders and the attachement bracket., with the hoses. My head is wore out by this electric monster for tonight. Enjoy.



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Edwin

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#1 posted 05-08-2018 02:02 PM

You have the patience of a saint. Nice work… Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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htl

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#2 posted 05-08-2018 11:07 PM

Beautiful work and love the way you put it all together.

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hookfoot

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#3 posted 05-08-2018 11:31 PM



You have the patience of a saint. Nice work… Ed

- Edwin


Some of the things I used to do I can not do anymore. This is my life saver. The pieces are not to big. I have a lot of time, I hope.

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#4 posted 05-08-2018 11:32 PM



Beautiful work and love the way you put it all together.

- htl


You have the patience of a saint. Nice work… Ed

- Edwin

Fantastic models!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 05-09-2018 09:42 PM

Thank you for the extra photos – top details in the build sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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