Dan's DC1

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dancom
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Dan's DC1

Post by dancom » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:50 am

These are some photos of my build. Comments are welcome. If you have some suggestions, please use the Improvement Suggestions forum.

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DC1_Adjutable_work_rest.jpg
Trying to sort out the adjustable work rest.
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DC1_platen_tilt.jpg
Playing with the platen tilt.
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DC1_Squaring_the_table.jpg
Squaring the table to the platen.
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DC1_Right_side_frame.jpg
The adjustable handles that lock the tool arms can be on the left or right side of the frame.
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DC1_Motor_springs_tension_arm.jpg
View of the extension springs and rear of motor.
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DC1_Test_Fit_metalwork.jpg
Test fitting the metalwork from water jet. Everything is close fit with no interference.
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horizontal_running_w-rest.jpg
Finally up and running. This is in horizontal mode.
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Brian Stucker
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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by Brian Stucker » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Very Nice

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by Nameless » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:14 pm

Dan just wanted to say thank you for posting these. A buddy is already gonna help me laser these out. Have never been this excited in my life!

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by admin » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:47 am

Right on!

Let us know how comes along. Making tools to make knives is awesome!

Dan

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by KnightBird » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:59 am

That is a beautiful machine!

If I had the knowledge to use CAD software, a laser or waterjet cutter, and a stack of steel plates, I'd be all over making one of these.

Sooooo, If this was sold as a "U-assemble-it Kit", how much would this cost?? Bare metal, pre-cut, either a hardware purchase list, or a parts baggie as an option. You have to paint and assemble it.

Just wondering.

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by admin » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:11 am

Unfortunately, where I live (Canada) the cost of shipping a kit would be a problem.

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by Ranger Gillikin » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Very clean looking design.

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by Unkl Ian » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:40 pm

admin wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:11 am
Unfortunately, where I live (Canada) the cost of shipping a kit would be a problem.
Shipping from Canada is steep.

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by Unkl Ian » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:42 pm

KnightBird wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:59 am


If I had the knowledge to use CAD software, a laser or waterjet cutter,
and a stack of steel plates, I'd be all over making one of these.
You can download Dan's files, and get someone closer to cut them for you.

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Re: Dan's DC1

Post by dancom » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:49 am

Some more pictures. The 12" wheel is on and the Craftsman Work Mate has been thoroughly re-worked.
Big wheel horizontal.jpg
Horizontal position
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Big wheel.jpg
12" wheel in vertical position
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