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Re: Cart for loading kiln
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2007, 03:55:55 PM »
I'm planning on building the carts out of angle iron but was thinking of using oak just for the top bunks. I agree with beenthere and it might not be worth the risk so I will probably go with tube steel.
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Re: Cart for loading kiln
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2007, 12:44:09 AM »
If you use channel instead of tubular steel, it's easier to paint all of the surfaces...
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Re: Cart for loading kiln
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2007, 06:13:06 PM »
Nice looking carts Robert.     I'm getting ready to build mine.  I just picked up the last of the steel for under the angles for my tracks.   I'm bolting to a wood floor and the angle is getting welded to 4" flat plate so I can bolt it down on both sides.   I need to build 'trusses" to raise the outside track height up to the bottom of my kiln floor.   The kiln floor is 2 feet off the ground.  (see this posting -  )

Instead of the box channel I'm using oak 2 x 3 for cross pieces.  This will also serve as my bottom layer of stickers. 

I got my v-groove wheels from Caster City as well.   They are nice solid wheels with grease fitting axles included.   I think they were around $32 each.

I don't completely under the "sticker guide rail" concept.   I have to see pictures when you start using it.
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Re: Cart for loading kiln
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2007, 01:43:12 PM »
The short shaft that comes with the Nyle wheels is hollow and you put a bolt through the two pieces of channel and the shaft.

If you use steel cross pieces, you can put a cap made of thin stainless steel on to to prevent black stain. You could also use plastic. I am not very confident about paint.

The wheels are rated for 2500 pounds each. Green Oak weighs about 5 pounds per board foot.

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Re: Cart for loading kiln
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2007, 01:01:38 PM »
Hi Don,
I don't place boards directly on the steel.  I put a sticker down first.  Are you saying you do not think the sticker on top of paint will be good enough? 
Thank-you for taking the time to reply to what probably seems obvious.
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