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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby brigham » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am

I would personally prefer to alter the chocolate bar rather than the machine.

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby yaksplat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Or I could just make a new bolt on part that works 100%. The machine itself isn't modified. The old one was unscrewed and the new one gets bolted on in its place. The same linkage is leveraged. The only thing that's left to do is make it foolproof. Kit-Kats have flappy wrappers that pose some clogging and catching issues.
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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:17 pm

Or you could add one of these to your collection :cool: You know one is never enough.
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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby yaksplat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:21 pm

What are the odds that the bar is the same size? That being said, I should go buy a few decades of Kit-Kats, so it works in 25 years for my future grand kids.

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby coppinpr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 pm

No need... just teach the grand-kids your skills and they can make a new feeder when the time comes. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby yaksplat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:38 pm

Good call. Problem solved. !!YABBADABBA!!

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby yaksplat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:17 pm

Although the key I made worked, I didn't like the look of it, so I did what anyone else would do. Look for blanks on ebay. I found several Yale blanks that looked like they should work, but I wanted to make sure I didn't get a key that was too small. Of course vendors on ebay never post proper measurements and usually they have no idea what callipers are or even own them. So getting dimensions on something like a key where a millimetre will make a difference if the key works or not can be problematic. So here's what I do/did. Fortunately, the seller posted a picture with a tape measure in it. So I can go off of that.
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I take a screen shot of that and drop the image in autocad. Once in there I have a relative scale of what an inch is in the picture. I draw a line on the tape, which should be exactly an inch. Then I draw a line on the thing I want a true measurement of, the key dimension in this case.
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If I know that an inch is .279" on the drawing, I can scale that to 1/.279, which would be a factor of 3.58422939. When I do that, this is what I get:
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The inch is now an inch long and the dimension on the key is .305". I need .275", so this will work wonderfully. I ordered the keys and they arrived today. The dimension that I estimated to be .305" turned out to be .300". A little bit of time with a file and this will be sized perfectly.

I apologize if I did too much of a brain dump there.

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:44 pm

I have hundreds of these keys, which was why I asked if you had the code. ;-)

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby yaksplat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:55 pm

No codes at all on the locks. The only identifiable mark is Yale.

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Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Postby arrgee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm

treefrog wrote:I have hundreds of these keys, which was why I asked if you had the code
Don't suppose you have any spare NCR keys tf ? :!?!:


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