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  • Put CV joints in the family Honda odyssey. A real PIA.

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    • Too much to post. Maybe I'll get to some of it by midweek, some was pretty entertaining.

      Lots of welding this weekend. A few hours of arc time I'd say. At least I no longer get nervous doing Tig welding. That helps a bunch. I also tried Aluminum spool gun for the first time which was actually pretty easy. I only ruined one tip and got a fair bit of 1/4" plate welded.

      I'm pretty tired, but man, what a productive weekend.
      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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      • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
        Dave C Ahh Dave, you're neglecting the possibility that it just hates you. People say about machines being inanimate etc....but I work with computers and I know the truth! Sometimes they just do it to spite you. How else would you explain how computers near a window with a very long drop behave so much better than those on the ground floor?!
        I know my keyboars hates me!
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • I'm quite sure my old Windows 7 laptop hated me after I installed Windows 10 on it. It got so difficult to use, I finally bought a new one. Now the old one works fine. How's that for spite?
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • I had a computer years ago which I named "Benny". It was named after "Benny Hill". Since I am a US product, I found that both "Bennys" did funny things that I did not find funny. (On the other hand, my wife's uncle, from Glasgow, would just about roll on the floor laughing at Benny H)

            I never figured out if that computer hated me, or just wanted some amusement.
            2730

            Keep eye on ball.
            Hashim Khan

            Everything not impossible is compulsory

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            • making progress on the belt tensioner for my SB9. It came with a partial overhead drive, which is sitting in a corner of the garage waiting for someone to buy it, so I've been making a countershaft/ motor mount from scratch.

              current progress on the countershaft
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              the drive will get a cover, just haven't gotten to that point yet.
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              belt tensioner, still need to make the handle and a pivot piece
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              • The pantorouter is now complete, finished the final parts which where the weight counter-balancing springs and the traveling stops.





                On sunday I made my first template and took the first test cut. I got a mortise that was too short in one direction however. The text on the woodgears site and videos mention how to size tenons and followers, but did not mention how to set the length of the mortise slot when making the integrated tenon and mortise templates. Hence I winged it based on looks. That's not very good, I want a math solution so I can get a consistent dimension.

                A template for a mortise and tenon looks like this (commercial version):

                You follow the outside of the template for the tenon, and the inside for the mortise, to make the mortise you swap the follower around, to make the tenon you use the bearing.

                The tenon formula is, for both height and width:
                Tenon = 2 * Tenon + (2 * Cutter - Follower)

                I thought about it and got this formula, I inverted parts of the formula because the tenon is cut from the outside in, while the mortise is cut from the inside out.

                Mortise = 2 * Mortise - ( 2 * Cutter + Follower*)

                * = shaft diameter

                In my case I made a 119mm tenon to suit the test stock I had (should've rounded to a more even 115mm), I have a 19mm router bit and the shaft is 6mm.

                206mm = 119*2 - (19*2 - 6)

                I believe I am right about this formula, this yields a mortise length on the template that makes it a little longer and my original mortise was a little too short, so it's in the right direction. You get the same result if you take the tenon template length (238mm) minus the follower size and add the shaft size. So that's an easy way to remember it.

                So now I ought have the formula for making mortises as accurately as tenons. Gonna try making a new template later and show some results.

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                • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                  The pantorouter is now complete,
                  Very nice. Where do we send our engraving orders to?

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                  • I don't think this machine is the best for that, though it could do it in wood, nothing too long mind

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                    • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                      I called the local Honda dealership and got an appointment tomorrow at 2:00 PM. And my Geico insurance will cover the cost of a tow, which will be here at 1:00 PM.
                      How did the Honda recall for the half-shaft defect go? Did they replace both sides or just the one which failed?

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                      • Still waiting for the parts. The service manager says they are doing the best they can, but they might only be able to get the shaft that broke. They would rather do both, of course, and I agree. I would really like to have the vehicle by this weekend so I can visit my sister and BIL for Easter, but they are about 50 miles away, and I'd be leery about driving that far on a wonky drive axle. Honda keeps updating the parts availability date. Looks like if I don't get the shaft, I still "get the shaft".
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                        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                        USA Maryland 21030

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                        • You could demand a loaner. Tell them you are stranded and can't make necessary Medical appointments.
                          I replaced the left side half shaft on a Honda Fit for a friend when it went to pieces prior to the recall, the right side was just completed by the dealer last Thursday.

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                          • I did ask for a loaner, but they were not forthcoming. Maybe I could rent a car and request recompense. I already told them I had a truck to use while they worked on it, and they did say they would supply a ride for me from my house to get the car when finished. It looks like a pretty easy job.

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                            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                            USA Maryland 21030

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                            • Brought home this, plan to use it as a firepit / grill in the garden:

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                              • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                                I did ask for a loaner, but they were not forthcoming. Maybe I could rent a car and request recompense. I already told them I had a truck to use while they worked on it, and they did say they would supply a ride for me from my house to get the car when finished. It looks like a pretty easy job.

                                You messed up and let them off the hook by telling them you had alternate transportation. Honda must be getting some crap parts from the half shaft makers. Both on my Odyssey were replaced about a year ago, with no mention of help from Honda.
                                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                                Lewis Grizzard

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