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    Progress on the Oval turning device

    I'm far down the road, with the construction of the Oval turning device.
    Did last week a lot of work, like balance the rockin headstock with a lead counterweight, and I made other parts and assembled everything into the frame. What left is to take care of the transmission from the lathe to the device, and four clamps to fasten the device on the bed of the lathe.
    Than the most exciting moment, the first run.
    Have a 0,5 Kw electromotor, frequency controled, I start in the first place with a very low speed, to see what happen, and when everything runs well, than speed it up till......, that's what I have to find out.
    For now I have four pictures with four positions of the crankaxle, 0-90-180-270 degrees, to show to you how it looks like.
    Anyway this was for me the biggest and most challenged job I'm ever done.
    Have to stain the hardwooden parts, for better looking.

    Thanks for looking.
    The handyman Ad.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 100_0033 - Oval turning device position 0 degrees.jpg   100_0034 - Oval turning device position 90 degrees.jpg   100_0035 - Oval turning device position 180 degrees.jpg   100_0036 - Oval turning device position 270 degrees.jpg  

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    That's looking great, Ad. I can see why it has been challenging. I don't think I'd know where to even start designing and building something like that. I'll be looking forward to see it in action. Do you have a video camera?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    AD,
    Between you or Niki I don't know who amazes me more with your innovation & imagination you guys are the bomb

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Beland View Post
    ...you guys are the bomb

    Chuck
    Ad, I know some English sayings are a bit tricky for you.

    Just so you know, Chuck just said a good thing about you and Niki.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Thanks Chuck and Vaughn.
    Vaughn, not all is tricky for me, understand very well Chuck's writing. Thanks Chuck.
    Since the time I have American corresponding friends, I'm in a certain way used to this kind of writing to me, but I have to admit, sometimes..., I really have to scratch behind my ears, not knowing what they are talking about.
    I have a digital camera complete with video + sound, so you can expect a small video + sound about the first run.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Ad

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    Ad,
    I can't wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ad de Crom View Post
    T.....but I have to admit, sometimes..., I really have to scratch behind my ears, not knowing what they are talking about.
    I do that most every day!!
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Custom built boats and Kits

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    Looking good Ad, can't wait to see it in motion!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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