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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #90 on: March 11, 2020, 10:29:05 PM »
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Didn’t like the look of the cast resin bed that came with the kit, so I decided to bite the bullet and just build a new one from scratch.

Up until this point I’ve never really built anything from scratch before.

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2020, 07:14:11 PM »
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Built the gate today. Hinging the gate and building the latches will come later.
Used some scale hardware on the “coal chute” for attaching the handle to the door and the fulcrum point.

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Oh, and did I mention that I made it so the chute works?

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2020, 07:33:32 PM »
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Yep, Cody's been my best student. (Well, my only student, to be honest...)
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2020, 07:43:30 PM »
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Yep, Cody's been my best student. (Well, my only student, to be honest...)

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #94 on: March 12, 2020, 10:09:20 PM »
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Yep, Cody's been my best student. (Well, my only student, to be honest...)

Do we start calling him CWF?
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #95 on: March 12, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
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Here’s a closeup photo of the scale hardware on the chute assembly that DKS took.

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #96 on: March 12, 2020, 10:41:20 PM »
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Is the grain deliberate, or just a happy accident?
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #97 on: March 13, 2020, 08:56:15 AM »
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Everything about this is a work of art.  Beautiful.
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #98 on: March 13, 2020, 07:07:07 PM »
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Hung the gate today after cutting a mountain of firewood.

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And a nice closeup of the nut and washer on the bolt that forms one of the hinges.

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2020, 06:28:26 PM »
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Dump bed is now hinged onto the frame. All that’s left to do on the bed is to build latches of some kind to keep the gate closed when I want.
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2020, 11:43:25 PM »
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Video of a brief hand-test can be found here: https://youtu.be/Ml-2h9fRjBA
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2020, 08:03:31 AM »
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Looks great Cody.  Now you just need to come up with a power takeoff and a hydraulic lift.  :)

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2020, 01:07:55 PM »
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Looks great Cody.  Now you just need to come up with a power takeoff and a hydraulic lift.  :)

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Cosmetic hydraulics are next. As are latches for the rear gate.
There are plans to animate the bed as well. I debated using actual scale hydraulics, but that probably would not be feasible. The plan is something mechanical mounted under the layout.
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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2020, 01:48:01 PM »
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A simple servo driving some fine music wire up & down through a tube should work fine if dump takes place at a single location.

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Re: Cedar Creek Gravel Company
« Reply #104 on: March 20, 2020, 03:14:04 PM »
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A simple servo driving some fine music wire up & down through a tube should work fine if dump takes place at a single location.

Too fast. Plan is for a nice slow gearhead motor with an eccentric crank to do the lifting. Not sure what I’m going to use for the rod just yet since the plan is to be able to dump a load of gravel with it.
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