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post #21 of 29
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Hi David and Roger,
thank you! for all the ideas/tips and encouragement.
 
I'm still building the brake.

There is good news and bad news,
the clamp for the brake will be the (J Section) (is what I call it), it's like a (T Section) with one extra foot, or a (I Section) with one less foot, the (J Section) will let us go past 90°, maybe 100° - 125° some were,  So the clamp is good.

Now for the problem/bad news
the two Channels are not flat, the two faces when face to face (or at 180°) has a 7mm gap in the middle / center.

 

I could not solve this with a cold cheers.gif and before you ask!, I did!, I tried more than one, I got up to 5 cold ones and no solution.
 
ideas / tips ?
 
Lee


well since the cheers.gif didn't work. i'm thinking 7mm =0.27559" i'd give it a try. i think it will be ok. you might cut a small shim out of wood and fill the gap. i may affect the bend a little. but it's a smoker. not a watch.

happy smoken.

david

post #22 of 29
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Now for the problem/bad news
the two Channels are not flat, the two faces when face to face (or at 180°) has a 7mm gap in the middle / center.

 

 

I could not solve this with a cold cheers.gif and before you ask!, I did!, I tried more than one, I got up to 5 cold ones and no solution.
 
ideas / tips ?
 
Lee

 

 

OK here is an idea.  Make a truss.  In the center of the bow on the convex side, weld a block.  Also weld two angle iron tabs on each end that have a hole in the part that is sticking up.

 

Now get some threaded rod and feed it through each hole in the tabs and over the top of the block.  When you tighten the nuts, observe a straight edge and keep tightening until it is straight.

 

As an alternative you can buy turnbuckles and accomplish the same thing.

 

You can also use a small bottle jack in the middle and rig chain to each end.  This is a little tricky as you need to over bend a bit to allow for spring back, so if you try this way be sure to have a way to measure how much you are bending.

 

Also when you do this be sure to work safe and have every thing secure.  If something slips or brakes, the sudden release of energy can really do some damage.

post #23 of 29

black. if you would just buy a plane ticket. pack your steel and come to my house we could get this thing bent in a few min. then have a beercheer.gif

 

david

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Yesterday at 8:39 pm

Black,
I just wanted to let you know I had to edit one of your posts and delete a link. As per @TulsaJeff and our User Guidelines, offsite links are not permitted to be posted on this forum.
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That's OK, edit my posts as you like :deadhorse: 


Edited by Black - 10/17/13 at 5:01am
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S2K9K
Yesterday at 8:39 pm

Black,
I just wanted to let you know I had to edit one of your posts and delete a link. As per @TulsaJeff and our User Guidelines, offsite links are not permitted to be posted on this forum.
Here is a link to the edited post:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/139323/stx-turboforce-3000-series-grinder#post_1074283
Thank You for understanding,
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That's OK, edit my posts as you like :deadhorse: 


Edited by Black - 10/17/13 at 5:00am
post #26 of 29

i still think it will bend it ok.

david

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