View Full Version : Any more Plans??
09-08-2005, 10:28 AM
Hello all this is Luke aka Infidel. This is my first post though I ve been a memeber for over a year. Ive just been hangin back and soakin up all the info on this great site. I am 26 with three kids and go to school at Pittsburg univ in Kansas for Technology ed or Industrial Arts ed as I still refer to it. Anyway I was wondering whether or not anyone has more simple home built tool plans. Like maybe a rail tie anvil with pics, and also I was wondering where the first e wheel plans went to. They were the ones built out of scrap and had a ton of pics with it including patters for wheels and the wheel itself. Have they disapeared for ever? Anyway any plans anyone has would be great. I plan to use them for myself and someday soon in my classroom. thanks for the time and the great site.
If at first you dont suceed get a bigger hammmer
09-08-2005, 02:29 PM
Have alook in the tutorial section back near the top of the main forum page
09-08-2005, 03:45 PM
Dennis Hain posted drawings of the CNCSolutions mean green machine that he and Joe Andrews made. The site has been taken down and Dennis has not been heard from in months. Joe may have drawings but he has decided to drop out for a while due to some unpleasantness.
To my knowledge, there are not drawings for an 'inexpensive' wheeling machine available for free and I'm not sure that the one's you buy are much. The Ewheel book sold constantly on ebay is pretty weak also imho. I bought one years ago and was so unimpressed I never even thought about building it.
Having seen first hand one of the more popular ebay benchtops last week, I'll tell you it ain't much. Literally three pieces of tubing and an adjuster. The adjuster was a fairly loose slip fit of two pieces of tubing with no bearing surfaces between them.
It had a quick release and alignment screws. However the alighment screws pushed on the quick release rod and once the screws were up, the quick release would no longer rotate off it's flat.m The anvil axle and upper wheel axle were about 15 degrees out of alignment...
EVERYTHING you need to know to build an ewheel (upper or lower adjuster) is on this site for free but you'll have to do some reading and yes, they can certainly be built from 'scrap' for the most part.
You can also look at some of the member built machines and ask those whose design you admire if they have plans...
09-08-2005, 03:54 PM
Hey Luke, Have you met Tom Muscrove out there yet. He is at the college out there.
09-12-2005, 07:43 AM
That was just the one I was talkin about Ive been lookin for that one for quite awhile. Cheers
If at first you dont suceed get a bigger hammer
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