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  • Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
    Tomorrow my wife is having a benefit yard and bake sale to aid in the fight against Parkinsons disease, and I have been told that I WILL help. She only does this every three or four years, and it takes up a whole day (with two months of preparation). Today I went to Toronto and bought a used DoAll industrial metal cutting bandsaw and the VFD required to run it--It is huge, and I haven't even started to figure out how I will get it out of the back of my truck. We are having two grandchildren sleep over tonight to help drag all the yard-sale treasures out of my basement, storage area and garage and get them set out in the driveway early in the morning.
    How about a pic of the saw? I have a DoAll 16" metalmaster bandsaw and love it. Mine is well over 1000 lbs.

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    • Originally posted by brian Rupnow View Post
      Tomorrow my wife is having a benefit yard and bake sale to aid in the fight against Parkinsons disease, and I have been told that I WILL help. She only does this every three or four years, and it takes up a whole day (with two months of preparation). Today I went to Toronto and bought a used DoAll industrial metal cutting bandsaw and the VFD required to run it--It is huge, and I haven't even started to figure out how I will get it out of the back of my truck. We are having two grandchildren sleep over tonight to help drag all the yard-sale treasures out of my basement, storage area and garage and get them set out in the driveway early in the morning.
      Good luck with your Benefit Sale and congrats on getting a Doall,you will be very pleased I’m sure.My 1950 ML 16” came from Auction and looked very rugged but gave it some TLC and repowered with a 1 ph motor which was very easy. Do not lift on table in any way when unloading.Click image for larger version  Name:	C2A8A6EC-C394-4BA4-AEEC-8F9F100467E7.png Views:	0 Size:	3.57 MB ID:	1959107

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      • The yard sale/ bake sale was very successful. Children and grand children all showed up and helped drag about two thousand pieces of valuable junk out into the front yard and driveway. At the end of the day we had about one thousand pieces of junk left and about $550 profit, which all goes to the Parkinsons foundation. Good wife will spend the next two weeks harassing all of the cheap and free places that help the poor to take the last thousand pieces of junk off our hands. I found time for some measuring. My garage door opening is 82" high clearance from the floor. The area where I would like the bandsaw to fit has 84" clear from the floor to the underside of a boxed furnace duct. The bandsaw is 72" tall. I don't know how high my cherrypicker engine hoist will reach, and I'm too tired to find out tonight. Tomorrow will tell whether "Rupnow Hoisting Service" is going to be able to get some daylight between the bottom of the saw and my truck bed, or if I'm, going to have to pay some money to get a real hoisting service to come and see me.
        Last edited by brian Rupnow; 08-28-2021, 08:06 PM.
        Brian Rupnow
        Design engineer
        Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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        • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post

          Good luck with your Benefit Sale and congrats on getting a Doall,you will be very pleased I’m sure.My 1950 ML 16” came from Auction and looked very rugged but gave it some TLC and repowered with a 1 ph motor which was very easy. Do not lift on table in any way when unloading.Click image for larger version Name:	C2A8A6EC-C394-4BA4-AEEC-8F9F100467E7.png Views:	0 Size:	3.57 MB ID:	1959107
          I have the same saw. I assume that you added the wheels. That looks like a good idea. Moving mine is a real hassle.

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          • Originally posted by GordonL View Post

            I have the same saw. I assume that you added the wheels. That looks like a good idea. Moving mine is a real hassle.
            Yes I added those,they work real well the radius cuts on axle mount 1” plates were cut on that saw.

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            • Okay--All bandsaw reference has been moved over to a new thread titled "DoAll Bandsaw for Brian". I heard from my flywheel guy in Arizona and he is shipping my second flywheel out today. My new Traxxas carburetors are supposed to get here on 07-September. This build will continue, hopefully to a happy conclusion after I get these two parts. I will use the intervening time to get my new bandsaw set up and running.---Brian
              Brian Rupnow
              Design engineer
              Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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              • Having a quiet day today. Can't do any more on the new bandsaw until my electrical friend comes over to wire up the VFD. Can't do very much on the t-head engine until my second flywheel comes or my carburetors come.---However, one thing I needed for the engine was a "starter spud" that fits into my variable speed hand drill for starting the engine with. So----This is my big machining contribution for today.---A starter spud!!!

                Brian Rupnow
                Design engineer
                Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                • I notice you didn't put in a "slope" for the non-driving side of the part the "spud" fits. Any particular reason?
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                  • Yes, there is a particular reason. It is not needed.---Now if this was a 4 cylinder engine with much more torque and speed than my variable speed drill, I would probably have made it on a slant like you suggest. As things are, there is no need to have that slot on a slant with engines this small. I did have a model A ford when I was a kid, and it had one spot on the flywheel where the teeth were gone off the ring gear. If you shut it off and the engine decided to stop in that bad spot, you needed to get out and use the crank to start it. The slot on that starter hub was on a slant. If it wasn't on a slant, the crank wouldn't disengage, and it would break your arm quicker than you could even think about it.
                    Brian Rupnow
                    Design engineer
                    Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                    • Yayyy---My carburetors showed up!! Went to take out the garbage and there was the package laying on my front step. Here's a little something to chew on---these carb's are $36 each, American. I bought three. That comes to $108 American. By the time I paid shipping, tax, and the difference in our dollars, it cost me $176 Canadian. Sure ain't cheap to live in the land of the polar bear!!!---Brian
                      Brian Rupnow
                      Design engineer
                      Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                      • What bore are those carbs?

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                        • About 0.230" measured with Vernier caliper.
                          Brian Rupnow
                          Design engineer
                          Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                          • That comes to $108 American. By the time I paid shipping, tax, and the difference in our dollars, it cost me $176 Canadian.
                            When I order things from the US I try to get them to be shipped by regular mail. Lots of places use UPS by default, and UPS adds on all kinds of "brokerage fees" and things that you generally avoid if your package comes in the mail. Yes, it will probably take a bit longer, and you can't avoid the exchange rate, but...
                            "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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                            • But, you have to deal with "Louie", who has been slowing down all mail in the US. Your stuff might be REALLY late.

                              And he is still at it. We've had things arrive very late, even relatively recently. The last magazine from our forum owner arrived a week before the May-June issue. I've had bills arrive a week after the due date.

                              "Louie" owes me about $75 now in late fees, and I figure to collect, one way or another.
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                              Hashim Khan

                              Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                              • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                                But, you have to deal with "Louie", who has been slowing down all mail in the US. Your stuff might be REALLY late.

                                And he is still at it. We've had things arrive very late, even relatively recently. The last magazine from our forum owner arrived a week before the May-June issue. I've had bills arrive a week after the due date.

                                "Louie" owes me about $75 now in late fees, and I figure to collect, one way or another.
                                Try small claims. That way they won't be allowed to bring a lawyer.
                                25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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