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    Ohhhhh yes... more strength because the fixed...

    Ohhhhh yes... more strength because the fixed shaft is acting as a brace between the 2 bulkheads. I get your thinking :-)
    thanks everyone for all the tips. :-)
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    This is good... this is the kind of pointers I...

    This is good... this is the kind of pointers I need :-) thanks lads. Seems I'm thinking a little too big for FW haha.
    i was going to do weight calculations and adjust bulkhead thickness and disk...
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    Good idea spreading the side load between the...

    Good idea spreading the side load between the bulkheads, I didnt think of that. But not sure how well a bolt in each end would work as the shaft would be spinning.

    Say I put a 10mm thread in each...
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    Rite then. Had some time and have come up with...

    Rite then. Had some time and have come up with this weapon assembley design.
    please excuse the rather amateur drawing. I did try it on solid works but I don't know it well enough yet, so was taking...
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    Gone with a live shaft now because seems easyer...

    Gone with a live shaft now because seems easyer for my first build.
    Did a eBay search as you suggested Gary and found pretty much what I wanted, so cheers.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272371124524 ...
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    Oh yeah... I forgot to mention use oil and put in...

    Oh yeah... I forgot to mention use oil and put in pillar drill instead hahahah .
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    Thanks lads... that brings me to the next...

    Thanks lads... that brings me to the next question.
    How many grooves and how deep should I be looking for in my pulley system. I imagined 1 groove about 10mm deep but I really don't know. Maybe a...
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    What diameter hole you need? edit... just...

    What diameter hole you need?
    edit...
    just seen..
    have the perfect thing... 2 secs

    edit 2

    this bit... Tungsten Carbide Tipped 20mm hole saw.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152133521208
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    Before I buy 2 of these and a belt to go...

    Before I buy 2 of these and a belt to go with..... are they suitable or not? Or is there better choices?
    6675

    Also.... what methods of fixing the pully to the disk to people use? I'll be using a...
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    6674 Well........ it's arrived :-) Seems to...

    6674
    Well........ it's arrived :-)
    Seems to work well on the bushings but Imagine it will need polishing to a shine to work best.
    now to search for a pully and belts.
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    I haven't tried taking the saw appart yet no. May...

    I haven't tried taking the saw appart yet no. May have a tinker over the next few days and see what happens lol.
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    I'm assuming all the builders are busy with RW at...

    I'm assuming all the builders are busy with RW at the moment. I kinda steamboated ahead and bought some Bearings and a 25mm titanium shaft lol.
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    FW Spinner Advice please :-)

    Hi guy. Just want a bit of advice pls.
    Iv been on with building FW crusher for a while and iv been having allot of trouble with a few things and have put the idea of a crusher on hold for a while. ...
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    Can you put some pics on of what you have done?...

    Can you put some pics on of what you have done? And how much thread is off.
    How iv done mine in my prototype seems perfect. Can Rally it around full pelt even carrying adults back and forward and...
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    That's like a kick to me when I'm already down as...

    That's like a kick to me when I'm already down as I just can't find time to make progress hahahah ... that's really brilliant progress though mate..
    Especially seen as we both started this at the...
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    Best thing to do is put it on the highest speed...

    Best thing to do is put it on the highest speed possible, on hammer setting and push as hard as you can..... hahaha just kidding..
    whenever I thread metal I always put the tap in my drill... very...
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    For a very quick drive system with wheels mounted...

    For a very quick drive system with wheels mounted to the 3/8" unf thread that comes out the gearbox...

    I melt these:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/191818584715

    into these wheels:...
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    Looking so good Al... I'm finding it so so hard...

    Looking so good Al...
    I'm finding it so so hard to find time to do mine... iv got drive system done and driving the kids around the kitchen but that's bout it lol..

    so been as robotwars are...
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    Looking awesome mate.... I'm looking forward to...

    Looking awesome mate.... I'm looking forward to seeing the test vids piercing different stuff ;-)
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    Looking good... I remember you said your having a...

    Looking good... I remember you said your having a EN36 steel tip. But I'm curious as to what material you are using for your arm and surrounding area. Obviously this has to take the forces also...
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    I turned the gearbox so the bb's dropped down......

    I turned the gearbox so the bb's dropped down... then I bored the hole a little at the top with a slightly wider pozi screwdriver.. then turned it back the other way and they dropped out...
    you...
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    Just looked at your build diary kenny... looks...

    Just looked at your build diary kenny... looks amazing.,, no real info on the materials you used tho, chassi, tip, or real figures on what force your ram is producing and what downforce is at the...
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    I get what your saying about the steels... how...

    I get what your saying about the steels... how much that chassi side cost then?
    i was planning on making my arm chassi and arm out of 3mm stainless steel becuSe I have someone who will give me some...
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    I'm very much in the same boat as you... building...

    I'm very much in the same boat as you... building / designing a fw crusher as well. Just wondering about your choice of material there for your chassi. How thick is it? And how much force will it...
  25. Cool..., cheers mate

    Cool..., cheers mate
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