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#26

Tathradj
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20 November 2020 10:12 am

Maybe have a look at a dog clutch.


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#27

RuddyCrazy
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20 November 2020 07:13 pm

G'day Guy's,
Well got and made the first belt tensioner today and it's got 60mm of travel so plenty of movement which should help in transmitting full power, tomorrow I'll design up and make another one for the final drive and then start thinking about the drive pulley setup on the motor shaft. Now I don't think a dog clutch would be suitable for a V-belt drive as the V-pulley needs to stay in line at all times so for this one I may just have spend time drawing it up as thought alone will be too much a head**** (insert swear word there).

After finishing work for the day the battery was still charging for my cordless drill and a thought came around playful eh I need to get rocks I get from paddock to a smaller size and that 300mm length of 250mm thickwall pipe may just have to get a new role. I've also got a 400mm length of 50x50mm square bar where 4 off choccy blocks ( those choocy blocks are used widely in industry where when heavy wear is evident just welding in a few will solve the problem). Also I have an old end cover about 500mm diameter and close to 1-1/2" thick so what I'm going to call "the pounder" is going to be the fun project to make.

As it is going be a hot day tomorra after I finish work and the yard arm gets here I will take some pic's of the jaw crusher and be aware it isn't the standard industry design and it was made from what I had laying around. So far about 3kg's of TC16 welding rods have been used and now I've got a mig a 181 Viper currently setup with 0.8mm gasless wire which will work off my inverter if I keep the volts down and the current set under 90 amps. Still get plenty of heat going as after a pad weld the job is glowing red and the trick with gasless wire is getting rid off all the flux after a pass. I've got a wire wheel setup on my 5" grinder which does a great job of cleaning the crap off.

I do need to revisit the toggle arrangement I made as it doesn't have a spring to relax the movable jaw when needed.The toggle is 20mm plate and I have 2 off M16 bolts with the end of the threads turned down which go into holes in the toggle. So the jaw crusher needs to be taken apart and put back in my bridgeport mill to do the job.

First thing this morning I made sure no metal was around and put my detector on a batch I had panned out and also a few other batches I had there and all of them made the detector go off on the the fourth symbol. After panning again I reckon I go a few gold spec's which I washed into the 1 litre beaker I use for the final product, when put in the sun there are sure signs of gold there but no where near enough to process.

Went out to my back dam at lunch time to get a few more rocks and the black snakes are out and about as when I walked upto the dam a black snake reared up and saw it was me so just sauntered off back into the reeds. Snakes are a part of life here on the farm and up at my shed lives a huge eastern brown snake so I have cut a hole so it can get in to get the mice and leave quickly when I go into the shed.

This project of setting up a small processing plant for me is all good fun and when a process needs more thought a dram or two of my aging moonshine gets me going nicely on my train of thought.

Cheers Bryan


If your going to make something make off the grid so it just plain works

#28

RuddyCrazy
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28 November 2020 05:01 pm

Well guy's work has become real busy and until xmas I will only be getting a day or 2 off due to the 13 day straight rule so not much is going to get done as I want to get my 1-1/2" pot still finished and start on making the bubbler. Also got a apple cider ferment to bottle and clear the farm of plant growth for the bushfire season but on the 22nd of next month got a holiday so I will have time to get some work done. Also I will get plenty of hammers from this brick crusher so will be busy drilling and boring 30mm holes in all of them for the shaft to go thru them and yes it will be fun machining bisalloy 500 again smile NOT lol

Now I did ask our supplier if they could roll 20mm bisalloy and the answer came back we like our tooling so forget it....... So I asked well can you brake press it and the same answer came back but saying our brake press is only 150 ton and one would need a 250 ton + brake press to do it. So yea looks like I will be making it by using flat plate. Also I hope to get the scraps of all that duo plate we are cutting up next week as I have found in the past those 1mm cutting disks will cut it but it is a slow process.

Cheers Bryan


If your going to make something make off the grid so it just plain works

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