Road Grader #4: Rippers and blade added

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Blog entry by Pjonesy posted 03-12-2017 12:49 AM 1161 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry this has taken a while, I have had a few distractions lately. This first photo shows the rippers in place for a trial fitting before a final sanding and oiling. The parts need to be oiled separately and allowed to dry before assembly to prevent sticking. Grader ripper in place photo IMG_20170216_114216342_zpsobsdto7m.jpg

This next photo shows the ripper bar and how the teeth are attached. Note that the ripper teeth are in dark Walnut and that each one has 2 parts. 1 is the ripper itself and in the front of that is a very small wedge also from dark Walnut.
Grader ripper in place.. photo IMG_20170216_114507057_zpsywhpho1t.jpg

This next photo is from underneath the ripper bar, if you look closely you will see the bottom of the wedges that help hold the rippers in place.
Grader ripper in place. photo IMG_20170216_114446192_zps4p45adny.jpg
Next is a photo of a couple of spare rippers ready to be sanded. It also shows an off cut off the end of the block I used to make the rippers. The off cut piece does not have the curve on the back to shape the ripper. This piece was cut off only to get the length of timber to fit in the band saw so I could cut the curve on the back of the ripper. Once the length of timber was shaped I just cut 1/8” slices off it to produce the individual rippers.

Grader ripper in place... photo IMG_20170216_120330886_zpsmrueoomr.jpg

The next photo is basically showing the same thing only this time it is for the wedges.

Grader ripper in place, photo IMG_20170216_120349553_zpskxmovrjg.jpg

Next photo is of the blade lifters and rippers all in place ready to be oiled.

Grader ripper in place with blade photo IMG_20170219_122643484_zpsgehp9vbj.jpg

Grader ripper in place with blade.. photo IMG_20170219_122838935_zpslui8kfwe.jpg

Now to finish the wheels and then it will be all done. Stay tuned.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 02:15 AM

It is going t be a super nice grader!

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 04:49 AM

Really coming on there PJ and looking bloody good. I really appreciate the effort put in to get the quality you are creating. keep it up… but… it’s gonna be a hard act to follow…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 04:59 AM

Looking great , I cannot fault anything I see there
Did you have many ” lets make that again ” pieces ?


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#4 posted 03-12-2017 06:35 AM

So far I have only remade about 3 parts but one of those I made 3 times!!!!

Looking great , I cannot fault anything I see there
Did you have many ” lets make that again ” pieces ?


- snapper1

-- Peter New Zealand

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#5 posted 03-12-2017 11:58 AM

Man a man. A lot of work, but…......................very nice, and almost done.


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#6 posted 03-12-2017 03:18 PM

Whow very nice you are a inspiration to me , just fantastic work
Thank you for posting it.

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#7 posted 03-12-2017 05:43 PM

Super good work Peter. You are obviously a patient and talented craftsman.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 03-12-2017 07:50 PM

This road scraper is a beautiful model and displays a lot of fine details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 03-12-2017 09:29 PM

a very nice looking grader …....GREAT JOB :<))


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#10 posted 03-13-2017 12:13 AM

Super nice and love all the details !!!

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#11 posted 03-16-2017 06:38 AM

You must have the patience of a saint Peter….

Looking great sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 06-02-2017 07:05 PM

I am thinking of ordering the plans. You have done a wonderful job on all of the details. Hope mine comes even close to yours

-- Jim, living in Texas

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