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Author Topic: Its beginning to look a lot like a sawmill  (Read 5233 times)

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Re: Its beginning to look a lot like a sawmill
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2016, 06:34:28 AM »
Thanks for the ideas. I ended up going with a sealed 1" thrust bearing. I ran a nut up the rod so that about a 1/4" of thread was showing and tacked the nut to the rod. So the nut rest on the bearing and the rod keeps it form ever walking.

I welded 1" angle upside down for my track. It runs very smooth. Except for a few of the crossmembers that I guess I cut just a smidge to long. So the casters hit them. Still works, but I will grind the edges off so there is no contact.

I should have the sprockets and chain mounted and will be working on the motor for the raise and lower tonight.

I really enjoy all the different ways everyone comes up with to solve a problem. I'll post more pix tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: Its beginning to look a lot like a sawmill
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2016, 08:45:40 AM »
Quote:  "I really enjoy all the different ways everyone comes up with to solve a problem."

This is why I absolutely love this place.  All the nice folks from all different walks of life contributing ideas, thoughts and experience makes me very confident that there isn't anything that can't be tackled and solved in these pages.
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Re: Its beginning to look a lot like a sawmill
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2016, 10:35:26 AM »
outpost22,you mean like this.  ;D


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Kinda the same thing that you did. You can see my lock to keep the head from moving when the wind is blowing.   ;)  It's only finger tight,but keeps it in place.

That's too funny :D
I like your lock better than mine. I just use 2 wood wedges to chock the wheels. This is AFTER I found the cutter all the way down 30' at the opposite end one morning due to a wind storm  :o  I tarp this unit until I get my cover built. It works like a sail  >:(
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