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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  3:33:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did some work on the edger. I decided to go with the rusty, grimy, white paint. I don't think it looks to bad. Hopefully more work tonight.



Roland
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Tommatthews
Engineer

9572 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  3:38:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland,

Nice work on the edger. I see in the background you have a little table saw.

Tom M.
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Rick
Administrator

USA
22791 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  3:40:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland, I don't think it looks bad either.
Not bad at all. [:-thumbu]
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5831 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  4:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
"doesn't look too bad"? Roland, you are humble. Excellent work as always.

Arthur

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40645
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  4:09:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the white paid off. Very nice indeed.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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BBLmber
Fireman

USA
6443 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  6:15:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Rolond, I know you mite not want to cover up those saws but it should have a cover on top to keep all those flying pieces inside. I used to run one at the pallet plant i worked in when I was a lot younger.

Mark

W,L,&E
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peterg13
Engine Wiper

Canada
176 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  6:36:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterg13's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This looks great!

Cheers,

Peter G
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  6:56:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting colouring of this edger, Roland.
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Geezer
Engineer

USA
12973 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  7:26:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding Roland!
Yeah, I agree on the paint too!!
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11332 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  9:41:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah Roland not to bad. Maybe like another first first place at the next NNGC. Good show.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375
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brownbr
Fireman

USA
1514 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2013 :  9:50:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice. Hard to believe these are all made from spare parts and such.

Bryan
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12940 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2013 :  08:16:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome work!
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2013 :  6:38:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the many positive comments.

Mark, There will be a cover on top. Since you actually operated on of these could you give me a clue about the long wood handle on the cover be used for. It looks like it was added later and I'm not sure if I will put it on the model. Also in the back is a large wheel attached to the other side. Not sure what it does.



Thanks again, Roland
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BBLmber
Fireman

USA
6443 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2013 :  7:51:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Rolond, it is to raise thwe roller. The large wheel is probably a flywheel. Our had a 150hp electric motor on it, so it would not have needed a flywheel. Also ours had a 24" pipe coming out one side for the sawdust blower to suck out the sawdust. Most old mills had an opening in the floor under the saw for the sawdust to fall through. These saws could produce a lot of sawdust. We had rollers on both sides to hold the wood going in and coming out so it would not buck and bend the sawblades. Ours were operated by air instead of manuelly. We could turn 4"x6" cants into 2x4 as fast as you could feed the saw. Hope this helps.

Mark

W,L,&E
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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1843 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2013 :  6:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mark. It's nice to have an expert to turn to. I also like the idea of cutting a hole in the floor to get rid of the sawdust.

Roland
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