Apple cider season is right around the corner, so it is time to freshen up the fruit press, sanding, wire brushing, bolts soaking in vinegar to remove corrosion, spraying the varnish, and brushing on the black paint, are you ready for the big event.
Project metal shaper moving forward. I cut a hole through the top for the chain to connect to the motor sprocket. I have to bolt the two angle irons to the inside walls to mount for the motor adjusting plate. New chain is on order, project moving forward.
I installed the motor, gearbox, chain, sprockets, and wired in the VFD on the metal shaper. It appears to be working as it should but way too slow so I will change out the bottom sprocket from 17 tooth to 30 tooth giving me faster strokes per minute. This will be the last machine for my machine shop.
Still working on the metal shaper for my machine shop. The gearbox gear ratio is too high (already had) so to compensate for that I ordered a 30 tooth #50 sprocket to replace the 17-tooth sprocket but now the sprocket will hit the gearbox mounting plate, problem solved by f
abing a 1/2" aluminum plate to raise the gearbox up. Time consuming but no big deal.
June 19th is when I ordered the raised garden beds
and today, Sept. 19 is when I finished this project. 800 nuts, 800 bolts, paving stones, washed gravel, rotting logs, wood chips, topsoil, and compost is what it took for this project. Stay the course and get your lifeboat in order.