I told you what happened to me the other day about my sawdust storm.
You can check out my forum topic about this.
Whenever I had to operate the cleanup flappers, I had to climb a ladder.
It was really awkward.
Besides that I could only turn the lever a little over 180 degrees,
because it is located in a corner.
So I put my thinking cap on, & jerry-rigged a cranking mechanism.
I dug around in all of my stash of junk, & found just what I needed.
The pulleys, & belt came from an old clothes dryer.
I was recently going to throw them out. Now I’m glad I didn’t.
The shaft for the drive pulley is a steel dust mop handle, just the right size 7/8”.
I had to break down, & buy a few parts.
A 3/8’ drive universal joint socket, so I could use my speed wrench for a crank.
Also a couple of 10 MM nuts, so I could have something to clamp the driven pulley onto.
All in all this project set me back $5.00
Here is the before image. The top of the canister is 9 1/2 feet high.
This is an image of my new cranking mechanism.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the final installation, & it really works great.
At first I thought it may crank hard with the driving pulley being larger, but it turns quite easy.
With this set up, I get a lot more vibration because it turns much faster..
By the way, I never showed you pictures of the corner of the shop floor completed.
I still have to finish the L area of the shop. I decided to move my lathe in there.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1