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    Progress has been slow. Lots of interruptions and my hip is being a real pain next to my ***
    From hear on out I'll build tranny's as separate units with a refining of the hardware and gear cutting.
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    May the wind at you back .....
    Not be from Lunch.

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  • #2
    Rob,

    That is SO COOL!!!! Love it!!

    Nancy in AZ
    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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    • #3
      Really love it!!!! Your painting is great!
      Frieke
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      Don't let the pain of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.

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      • #4
        Finally finished. A few sticky points on this one but it works. I want to make a few different transmissions for future models. That will eliminate the cut and fit process and hopefully most of the little problems exposed themselves. I just used wood and hardware I had on hand, I want to avoid as many metal parts as possible in the future.
        On this one I used 1/4 20 bolts with Bic pen barrel bushings. The only shaft made of wood is the fan shaft and I used pvc for a bushing.
        This also has the wrong type blades and pitch. It works but takes a pretty stiff breeze.
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        May the wind at you back .....
        Not be from Lunch.

        Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

        Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

        Visit My Gallery

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        • #5
          Looks great Rob

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            Really nice, Rob! Love your detail painting. And I'd never thought of using a Bic as a bushing. Nice thing to tuck away in memory. Now what was that I was going to use as a bushing?????? Guess I can google it.
            Mtnman Jim

            taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mtnman View Post
              Really nice, Rob! Love your detail painting. And I'd never thought of using a Bic as a bushing. Nice thing to tuck away in memory. Now what was that I was going to use as a bushing?????? Guess I can google it.
              It was one of the smooth pens and the inside diameter is perfect for a 1/4" shaft
              May the wind at you back .....
              Not be from Lunch.

              Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

              Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

              Visit My Gallery

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              http://www.picturetrail.com/oily11

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              • #8
                I'd love to see a video of it in action....

                You do realize that you're insane...right...<smirk>
                Or is that brilliant.
                I can never tell the difference...
                Jim

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                • #9
                  Rob

                  What is the spring clamp on the arm of the bee? Counter-balance??? It does look pretty cool though. Can you get it to keep time? LOL
                  Tim

                  In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                  I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JimSawyer View Post
                    I'd love to see a video of it in action....

                    You do realize that you're insane...right...<smirk>
                    Or is that brilliant.
                    I can never tell the difference...
                    I've got to work on that one. I did a 40 sec video and it's almost 50MB
                    May the wind at you back .....
                    Not be from Lunch.

                    Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

                    Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

                    Visit My Gallery

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                    http://www.picturetrail.com/oily11

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by evilbadger View Post
                      Rob

                      What is the spring clamp on the arm of the bee? Counter-balance??? It does look pretty cool though. Can you get it to keep time? LOL
                      LOL Yup, I'll have to give him a heavy wrist band. Notice too I didn't think about direction of rotation and Mr. Bumble flies backwards
                      May the wind at you back .....
                      Not be from Lunch.

                      Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

                      Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

                      Visit My Gallery

                      Oily's Gallery

                      http://www.picturetrail.com/oily11

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                      • #12
                        Fun project, well done. I like the flower idea and the bee. We have more than enough wind to drive it where I live.

                        Mike

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