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Hotflint 12-08-2020 11:16 PM

Cheap tool upgrades and creating a shaping station
 
I have added the next video in my endeavor to build and improve metalshaping tools to make them work better. I hope you enjoy my video. The english wheel is a cheap one that I upgraded and it work fantastic now!

https://youtu.be/l9OfagmGSW0

metaldahlberg88 12-09-2020 06:44 AM

Nice work on the improvements. Good guide for others trying to make improvements to this grade of wheeling machine. I did a similar exercise with an HF ewheel.

Hotflint 12-09-2020 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by metaldahlberg88 (Post 166019)
Nice work on the improvements. Good guide for others trying to make improvements to this grade of wheeling machine. I did a similar exercise with an HF ewheel.

Thank you! It makes a huge difference in how well the machine works now.

fciron 12-14-2020 12:22 PM

What was you solution to keeping there lower anvil from wiggling around?

I've been pondering a similar backbone for mine and I'd like to steady the longer anvil at the same time.

Hotflint 12-14-2020 05:50 PM

I should have shown it in the video, but I did 2 things. I drilled a spot on the lifter shaft for the setscrew to go into tighter. This was hard to keep it aligned when I did this, but it worked. Not sure if all of these cheap ones are like this, but it was still a little sloppy, I welded a piece of half inch plate to the side that I had drilled and installed a bronze self lubricating bushing and welded a rod down from the bottom anvil holder. This made it really rigid and still smoothly goes up and down

fciron 12-14-2020 10:26 PM

So the first mod keeps the sliding part from wiggling and the second one fixes the anvil holder to the slider?

Hotflint 12-14-2020 11:57 PM

Yes, the second mod ties it to the frame


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