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10-22-2012 10:23 PM

Moving along with building a chevalet I had to remake two parts and with that done I am installing the packet clamps. I found that I had to make a wedge so when the packet is being clamped the two jaws are parallel. “Build and learn” After the glue dries I will move onto the foot peddle and the arm that pushes the clamp closed. I have ordered a polished stainless steel rod for the saw to slid on because the rod from Home Depot was not proving to be worth the trouble it would take to polish it because it would just get rusty. I still have a lot of work to do but I think I am on track now.


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#1 posted 10-23-2012 12:38 AM

Are you left handed Bob?
Looks to me like the carriage support is made properly but that in these two photos you have it on your left instead of your right.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 02:19 AM

Looking good Bob….

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 02:26 AM

LOL the carriage is on the right, my lap top reverses the image I changed the photo so it appears correctly Thanks for noticing my hart skipped a beat.

I just got notice my rods shipped today and I should get the blades wed. or thur.

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 03:51 AM

Bob…did you say you had to make a wedge for your jaws to close in parallel? I did not have to do that with mine, I just made the jaws straight and then filed one edge until it pressed uniformly against its fixed partner. I would not mess around with trying to get the jaws to close properly until you get the pressure arm and foot pedal connected because you will find that the pressure are will cause the moveable arm to flex differently than you just manually closing it and that your fit at the jaws will need further adjustment.

Just my 2 cents!

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 04:57 AM

That looks much better Bob.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 05:08 AM

Thanks Matt, ops to late for that now, I guess I will just have to deal with any adjustments I need to make. I am going to try and make the foot peddle assembly and install it tomorrow. I don’t have a lathe but I have a friend that is going to turn the saw handle and the two wheels that go against the pressure arm I hope he can get them done this week.

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 08:11 PM

For what it’s worth this is the latest experiment I’ve been trying with the clamp jaws. With different packet thicknesses it is nice to be able to adjust. It’s based on my hinge style and uses a brass threaded insert to adjust at the bottom.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 08:22 PM

I like that! I just finished the foot peddle assy so now I will move onto the lever arm for the clamp. Thanks Paul very good idea.

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 09:31 PM

While I am waiting for the rods to come I thought I would play with the seat it slides forward and back. Its my version of a Sam Maloof inspired chevalet seat. The foot peddle and lever arm are done I just need the holes drilled for the leaver as well as the wheels then I will mount the lever in the mortise made in the bench. Getting close next week I should have the saw arm done and ready for the tune up.

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#10 posted 11-07-2012 09:21 PM

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#11 posted 11-07-2012 09:25 PM

After a few weeks off taking care of my wife because of a nasty fall and preparation for surgery I got a little time in the shop. I mounted the tumblers and now I will cut out the swan necks then put in the threaded inserts on the clamp, last but not least the most important part “The Saw Frame” and finish applied.

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#12 posted 11-11-2012 03:14 AM

Paul I am going to give the hinge a try next week if I can get some shop time.

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#13 posted 11-11-2012 07:50 AM

Sandhill sorry to hear about your wife – I hope her surgery went okay and she is on the mend.
You chevvy is looking great!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#14 posted 11-11-2012 08:26 AM

exelectrician thank you so much. She ended up with a subdural hematoma from the fall and her brain shifted 3mm so they will not do the surgery until it heals (maybe a month) he gallbladder will need to be removed and the procedure is called “Laparoscopic cholecystectomy” in and out in the same day if all goes well.
Thanks for asking

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