..............o.k. 1 more project & then it's time to get back on the "Z".
I have an issue with the stomp shear.
It's in a small out building along with the lawn mower & other stuff like that, so there's not much space. Where the shear is setting now, I can shear sheet stock length wise but to sheer the end off a 4x I have to run the sheet up the opposing wall (small building). If I could turn it 90° it would work great for shearing off the end of a 4x, but I wouldn't have room to shear length wise. The deal weighs 2,600 lbs. so it's not something you can just spin around like a couch. For some reason the stop gauge only goes to 26''. I need it to go 48'' deep.
So, I'm building a truck that will be permanently bolted to the shear so I'll be able to move it wherever I need to cut whatever I need to cut, & I'm going to add a 48'' stop gauge so I don't have to use a tape measure for anything over 26''. Here's what I have so far....
Got the basic frame tacked together. There's a couple places I'll have to cut back out once this much is welded together.
Cutting reliefs in the hinge parts, soz' the hinges don't bind.
Got the hinges all clamped together on a 3/4" shaft to keep everything aligned while tacking them together.
Hinges all welded & tacked to the truck frame.
Mocked up in what will be the down position. Picks the stomp shear up little over 1/2'' so it can be rolled around on the urethane wheels.
I got a few linkage parts cut out & decided to call it a day..........''It's a day''.
15th Annual DRAGLIST Nationals Sometime in 2020. Somewhere in the USA.