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Posted December 04, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Oh, forgotten: when it's done. But it will be a toolbar - nothing like a storage rack?


Yes, it'll be a tool bar. I'll be headed into town Thursday and I'll see what I can find.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Although this is on my Speedex, the picture might help for some ideas:

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:06 PM

Gone totally wrong with my belief :hitting_self_roller: I thought it's a toolbar to keep tools (hammer, screwdiver for example) on it :hitting_self_roller: :ah_shoot: :anvil_drop:
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:06 PM

Although this is on my Speedex, the picture might help for some ideas:


That looks good, plenty stout ! The Speedex is sharp too. I'm guessing that's a solid bar and a bolt on the back side of the clamps jam the shanks against the bar? I have also seen them with Wedge bolts to do the same thing.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:19 PM

That looks good, plenty stout ! The Speedex is sharp too. I'm guessing that's a solid bar and a bolt on the back side of the clamps jam the shanks against the bar? I have also seen them with Wedge bolts to do the same thing.


Yes, that's exactly what it is. Speedex kept it so simple, they fabricated the clamps from bar stock and tapped a hole for the bolt. Nothing as advanced as a clamp/wedge! I love this thing!!
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 01:21 PM

If you want any more/closer pictures, I'd be glad to get them for you.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Dagnabit, I've looked all through my drill bits and can't find one of those 3/4" tear drop bits. :rolling: I'll bet if I drill that hole and then use a burr to elongate it a little that might work. Now to get that burr out from under my saddle.

Just do what I do and drill crooked holes, its easy hold the drill at an angle.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Although this is on my Speedex, the picture might help for some ideas:



Nice sturdy looking setup. Thanks.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:48 PM

nraliver, that's exactly what I want to build. I think I have a pretty good idea how to go about it now.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Not to be critical,but i would like to point out a thought i had. Depending on the application the square shanks biggest advantage can also be a disadvantage. The fact that it butts solidly against the toolbar makes it very good when you want the shanks and sweeps etc to resist twisting. However for use with the hilling discs a round shank would allow one to set them on and adjust the angle to regulate how much dirt your pulling to the center of the hill. Now the disadvantage of the round shank is that it has to be very tight or drag will loosen and change the angle you set. Hmm I wonder about using Hex shaft for shanks? That would give you flats and enough angle adjustment to be livable.
I will just run that up the flag pole, feel free to shoot holes in it.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:26 AM

a toolbar would be pretty handy!

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Hopefully I'll have time to get started on the tool bar in a couple of weeks.  Been really busy around here and hopefully things will slow down around the middle of the month.  I'll take pics.






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