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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 03:26 PM

  ---- for the blower. I had some of this( I can't remember the acronym for it's name) laying around so thought I'd make new brackets to fasten it to since the originals didn't have enough slot to allow for the extra 1/2" thickness. I'll see how well they wear on bare concrete.

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 04:17 PM

Nice fab job !

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 04:21 PM

What kind of material did you use? I have noticed some of the new walkers have a pad like this instead of the rubber foot. It looks like teflon on these.



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 06:31 PM

UHMW?   

 

…the World's Toughest Polymer, Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW)



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 08:16 PM

UHMW?   

 

…the World's Toughest Polymer, Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW)

  Thanks, I think that's what it is. I picked up a piece about a foot square yrs ago and have used it for a few little projects. Thought I'd give it a try. The slots on the brackets took some time. Drill a 5/16" hole on each end then cut the slots w/ the sabre saw and the file them so the bolt will slide thru easily. I just used some #10x 1/2" sheetmetal screws I had on hand to attach the UHMW. 

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Very nice fab job. Really nice looking upgrade.

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 04:18 AM

UHMW is used for all kinds of things.....On table saw fence's there is much less resistance while moving the wood against it.

There is no end to what it can be used for....

 

It can be purchased at United States Plastics from Lima Ohio....Very good place to do business....And very quick service too. Oh, you can buy "Online".


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 06:27 AM

Good idea! Let us know how it works out. I'd be a little concerned that the #10 screws could break if you hit something solid with the shoe. 


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Posted October 11, 2013 - 06:40 AM

Good idea! Let us know how it works out. I'd be a little concerned that the #10 screws could break if you hit something solid with the shoe. 

 

   If that happens I'll do a little countersink w/ a forsener bit and use a 1/4" slothead screw. 

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 06:57 AM

I echo that concern. You might as well do it off the get go, before you loose them in the

snow. Or paint them red, so you can find them. :smilewink:

 

Great idea though. :thumbs:



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Posted October 11, 2013 - 09:36 AM

  I'll let everyone know if I lose one. I want to go ahead w/ them just to see. I personally think the #10 screws are pretty tough especially since this blower isn't being pushed by a tractor w/ weights and chains, inertia from forward speed is not a big factor, but I guess time will tell.

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Posted October 11, 2013 - 08:15 PM

   If that happens I'll do a little countersink w/ a forsener bit and use a 1/4" slothead screw. 

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                                             Mike     

I thought it was a tractor mount. Even so I think I'd go with 1/4". I'm not sure how good UHMW holds threads. 



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Posted October 11, 2013 - 08:33 PM

  I drilled a 3/32" pilot hole and it screwed in pretty hard. As I said I'll try it like this and if I lose one then I'll go the 1/4" route.

    Hey, I'm retired, I gotta have something to do in the winter, though I have projects lined up. I have a '54 Evinrude 15 HP that's going to get a new paint job in the original blue and new decals, Then the cone tranny is coming out of the Dixon. It's working fine, I just want to make sure everything is right in it. I'm also going to fab a mulching baffle for the deck from some 16 ga I have, buy a mulching blade and see if the 8 1/2 HP Honda has enough snort to mulch next spring.

                                                  Mike






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