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Old 03-22-2016, 07:41 AM
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Thanks Peter/Jim. That almost makes the wheel portable! At least easily moveable around the workshop. That's one sweet machine!
Peter - I tried looking on your website for info, but could only find a fabricated wheel. Have you stopped making the fabbed wheel?
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The fabb wheel was a very good wheel .... but as you mentioned the cast wheel is more compact and easier to transport and move around in the shop and it's better and stronger. it's also less expensive to make and therefore more affordable for both the professional or enthusiast to purchase. After a lot of research and trial and error and testing of the components of the cast, I feel that the cast wheel is a big improvement on the fabb machine
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:12 PM
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First off, yes, it's still bolted to the pallet.



After seeing Kirk's cast legs he had squirreled away, I just couldn't bring myself to use fabricated legs for mine. So today was spent driving a 5 hour round trip to pick up some suitable legs..



Here's the lower plate, and by my estimation I need about 4 inches of rise, so it will get some riser plates between the bottom plate and top plate..





More to come..... need to find a nice bright color that will have Peter in sunglasses for his next visit..
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:41 AM
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Very cool looking legs Robert,

I have decided to try a thick piece of finished oak between my legs and the wheel's base, and then if I need additional height I'm going to but some riser blocks under the feet.

How wide are your legs at the bottom?

Let me know how stable yours is when your done.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:17 AM
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24" across the legs, seems to be a standard as that's what I've found on most of those available.
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Got some time today to make the stand and get it up and running.

The cast Iron legs worked out great and is very stable with the 24" width (my wood working skills aren't up to "Dan Shady levels" but I think it looks pretty good)

The new upper wheel from Hoosier fit perfectly.

Now to do some testing.

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Got some time today to make the stand and get it up and running.

The cast Iron legs worked out great and is very stable with the 24" width (my wood working skills aren't up to "Dan Shady levels" but I think it looks pretty good)

The new upper wheel from Hoosier fit perfectly.

Now to do some testing.


Kirk the wheel and stand looks very good ....NOW..... shape a panel with your old wheel ..... then the same panel, same size on the handbuilt wheel and give us a report on time and quality
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Kirk, how thick is the wood? I think your legs were 30" tall also, correct?
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Kirk, how thick is the wood? I think your legs were 30" tall also, correct?
The wood is red oak 2" thick which leaves me room for some form of adjusting feet for leveling or raising if need be.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:53 AM
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Finishing up on the English wheel, the legs are bolted on with 1/2" bolts with nuts welded inside the riser.





The wheel is held on with 3/4 bolts, with nuts welded inside the top plate of the riser.





The John Deere lift device....





The wheel is set up at 48-1/2"














We wheeled a couple scrap panels, crushed some tucks, tipped a panel. Very pleased with the new wheeling machine.
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Very nice Robert are you going to paint the legs?
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