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George D
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Posted - 02/09/2019 :  9:55:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice sturdy tool, Bernd.

George



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  09:39:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don't you just love it when beta testing proves you were right.


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Carl B
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  10:55:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Bernd. I really like the idea of holding two blades at one time.

It's a bit difficult to see from the angle of the picture, but would you say the cut itself has met your expectations?




Edited by - Carl B on 02/10/2019 10:56:07 AM

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  12:56:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Bernd,

Impressive. It looks much more substantial than the usual model.

Donít forget the sticker warning the user that the blade is sharp.

Mike



Thanks Mike. Yes it's quite substantial. Wife always accused me of over engineering everything I do.

About that sticker. Care to print me up a few? I'll need them when I go into production in the year of the Dragon.

Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  12:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Nice sturdy tool, Bernd.

George



Thanks George. As I told Mike, wife always says I over build/engineer everything.

Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  12:59:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Don't you just love it when beta testing proves you were right.



Well, I guess it comes from have a mechanical interest since I was knee high to a grasshopper.

Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  1:13:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Nice job Bernd. I really like the idea of holding two blades at one time.

It's a bit difficult to see from the angle of the picture, but would you say the cut itself has met your expectations?





Thanks Carl B. Much appreciated. The two blade idea kind of just happened. My idea was to be able to use the whole blade. The Chopper doesn't allow you to position the blade to a new cutting edge. Unfortunately I put the pivot point on the handle to far forward. I'll live with that for now. My main concern was getting a tool to do some board by board construction as soon as possible. You guys inspired me to try board by board. I'm still going to try and duplicate the Shay/Calabrie cutter.

The cuts are almost square. There is still some taper to the wood due to the fact this is a chopping cut, not a slicing cut. I don't think a picture can show that. It came to with in 99% of expectations if I had to put a value on it.

I did add the washer to keep the handle nice and square to the cutting surface and a stop. I screwed a piece of thin (1/32"thick) steal sheet to the top and use a hook scale held by a neodymium magnet. The magnet seems to do a pretty good job. I may use a larger one if this doesn't work up to holding the stop.



Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  1:31:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here you go Carl B. I took a close up. These were cut with a new razor blade.



Bernd



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Carl B
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  5:32:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd. Those cuts look really nice!
Appreciate your efforts.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  7:08:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bernd,

Youíre getting the straightest cuts Iíve seen from a chopper. For most projects those cuts would be more than acceptable. For the remaining 1%, cleanup would be a quick operation.

Mike


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Bernd
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  2:08:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're welcome Carl B. Not to bad looking for 1/4" square piece of basswood.

Mike, I think a lot has to do with making the chopper as ridged as possible, plus supporting the razor blade over it's whole length. I do get a bit of a taper when I cut HO scale 8' X 8" beams and they also need a bit of clean up. All in all I'm pretty satisfied. Somewhere down the line I'll probably build a slicing cutter.

So with the cutter finished I finished the second wall in short order.



Next comes the front and rear.

Bernd



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  2:42:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Faster now, isnít it? Of course, that was the whole point, wasnít it?

Mike



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  5:46:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Faster now, isnít it? Of course, that was the whole point, wasnít it?

Mike



Yup, you got that right.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  9:48:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, you was framed! Looks good.


Edited by - Bill Gill on 02/11/2019 9:49:19 PM

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Pennman
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  9:49:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd,

Nice work. I'll take mine without the red ribbon and you won't have to wrap it up either, just put a stamp on it and send it along.

Rich



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