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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
 

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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
Very ingenious. When you're strapped for money or when you can't find the part you do what you have to to accomplish the goal.
 

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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
You rule. So much.
I love these kind of fixes.
 

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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
Thanks guys - I could have bought a new one online for $12.50 plus shipping - so not sure but could've been close to $20 by the time I was done. I just didn't feel like spending that much when I was sure I could find something to work for a couple of bucks. Anyway this is much more fun and satisfying :)
 

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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
Thats awesome!! Nice fix. On a slightly different note, how easy (how much pressure) does it take to crank the saw up and down? How about rotating the carriage right/left (meaning if the arm is at 90 degrees, tilting the saw blade so it is not perpendicular to the table)? Just curious as I'm getting ready to tear apart mine and degrease it. Thanks and nice work again.
 

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DIY Crank

I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
Musical instrument Snake Scaled reptile Reptile Natural material

So I thought I'll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn't realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Gas Nickel Natural material Jewellery Auto part


Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those "some assembly required" deals we got at one time or something don't remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of "I'll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day" and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
Gas Automotive exterior Electric blue Composite material Bumper

And it was….
Automotive lighting Road surface Automotive exterior Tints and shades Gas

Hand tool Tool Wrench Nickel Household hardware

Gas Composite material Bicycle part Nickel Bumper

With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
Wood Automotive exterior Household hardware Gas Bumper

I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.

So there you go - I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.

Blessings,
Denny
RL - That's kind of a hard ? to answer. As you know there is some weight to the column & arm so it takes some pressure but it's not a struggle in any way. I'd say it's a bit more than what my table saw is to raise and lower the blade. As far as the bevel I've only moved it once to see if and how it works. I haven't needed to use that feature so I haven't got that far yet in cleaning that up. Mine is definitely in need of cleaning as it doesn't bevel smoothly. My belief is that the bevel will take less pressure than raising the arm when working properly.

Al - Checked out your stuff - nice work!
 

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Handle fix

So my dad was here visiting and he fixed the broken handle on my Wards Powr Kraft RAS. I don't have pics of the process but here's the final result. He drilled some small holes and put in a couple of pins to get it in the right position then used some JB weld. Fashioned a metal brace screwed it on then more JB weld.

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Handle fix

So my dad was here visiting and he fixed the broken handle on my Wards Powr Kraft RAS. I don't have pics of the process but here's the final result. He drilled some small holes and put in a couple of pins to get it in the right position then used some JB weld. Fashioned a metal brace screwed it on then more JB weld.

Fixture Gas Musical instrument accessory Automotive exterior Machine


Automotive lighting Hood Bumper Automotive exterior Vehicle door


Automotive lighting Bumper Automotive exterior Motor vehicle Vehicle door


Chair Luggage and bags Bag Automotive exterior Beige


Hood Bumper Automotive design Automotive lighting Automotive exterior
Dads are a great thing to have around aren't they.
 

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