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joec.
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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2012, 05:02:14 pm »

OK Folks!!! Here it is, and it WORKS!!!  Ignore the belts, they are temps until I get a new link belt I can custom the sizes









First slice was a coconut from Idaho


Results from first slice.


Idaho Plume ready to slice


Plume slice after taking a slice off the end to get a clean slab on both sides. Just over 1/4 inch all the way around so it appears to be working


Thanks for enjoying my project with me and the kudos given my way. It actually was not a difficult build. All said and done just about $1200 complete. Thanks again for putting up with me. Now my posts will be in the finished cab section!!!!

Joe
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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2012, 05:06:30 pm »

Stands up and applauds and throws sunflower seeds at joe's feet........ I was fresh out of roses.
This is a KILLER CABBING MACHINE:)
It looks so nice and clean and less than half of what a new one would be, correct?
Nice little geode too:) I like the brown druzy.
Cab a day now..... no excuses:) LOL
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2012, 05:08:11 pm »

Outstanding job on that saw. How many hours do you think you have in the construction of it?  Is there anything you would do differently if you built another one?
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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2012, 06:35:12 pm »

I guess about 50 - 60 hours to build and I would and plan to put plexi glass windows in it. Thought of that while building it but never got around to it. Still an option I will probably do at some point to this one.


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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2012, 11:35:05 pm »

That's totally badass man, I love it!  yes

Congratulations Joe, you did an awesome job and got yourself an awesome saw in return!  toocool2

And thanks for sharing, this was one of the best threads ever!
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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2012, 12:31:36 pm »

Rocking saw!!! Killer fabrication skills there.  yes 
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« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2012, 11:07:34 am »


Well done Joe.

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« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2012, 06:30:45 pm »

that is a great job
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« Reply #53 on: February 25, 2012, 07:10:03 pm »

Im impressed!!!!!   omg clapper
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« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2012, 11:08:56 pm »

that was awesome  ura
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« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2012, 08:39:12 pm »

Just wanting to know is it a design of your own. Thinking about doing the same thing. It is a awesome job.

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« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2012, 01:06:54 pm »

So clean...   So shiny...   Wha?  Are we sure that that saw is real??!!  Too clean and *drooling* soooo shiny...
<still drooling>  wicked nice man!  

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« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2012, 06:46:08 pm »

Just wanting to know is it a design of your own. Thinking about doing the same thing. It is a awesome job.

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It is a set of plans I got off ebay
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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2012, 03:40:00 pm »

 yippie  you do deserve a cheer. Great job..  ! question , how do you have the sled set up -- the attachment to the dride shaft//??

Dicky
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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2012, 05:11:03 pm »

yippie  you do deserve a cheer. Great job..  ! question , how do you have the sled set up -- the attachment to the dride shaft//??

Dicky

Not sure what your asking but the sled rides on the 2   1" round bars and is driven by the rear motor on a threaded rod if that helps.  Holes are drilled through the sled frame to accommodate the 1" rods  The threaded rod slips through holes in the center of the sled and there is a threaded catch and release attached to the sled. When in use the release is spring loaded to hole tension on to the threaded rod to screw the sled in motion. There is a lever to separate the two halves of the release so the sled can be moved back and forth by hand when needed
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