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#1 posted 07-04-2011 08:17 PM

Well Wayne, I’m open to suggestions. I’d guess the table to be almost 3’ wide, the undercarriage probagly 2.5’. It’s got a very large driving wheel and nothing more. The axle I have is stepped and threaded on both ends. The shaft is 1/2”. A step pulley attaches to one end, is stopped by the step, and held in place by a wimpy tap screw (no flat to grab it). In the center of the axle, there’s a flat to accommodate a fixed wheel of small diameter. I have a variety of bushings and stops, etc. I’d be happy with a grinding wheel and a brass brush. If I got an axle that could extend the length of the table, I might add a buffer wheel. If it went ALL the way, I could add something off-board to the end (drill chuck, leather strop, etc.) but it’d be awkward working the treadle from that point.

I just want something to sit down and quietly strum on. Once I decide upon a system, I’ll upgrade the table and hardware. It’s really fun to talk/think about, though:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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