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Re: Digger project

Postby pennymachines » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 pm

yaksplat wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:43 pm
The kids have been playing it non stop.
The ultimate accolade! Nice work.

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Re: Digger project

Postby yaksplat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:17 pm

pennymachines wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 pm

The ultimate accolade! Nice work.
Thanks!

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Re: Digger project

Postby treefrog » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:33 pm

That is one great project we have been watching, started almost 5 years ago and fantastic outcome, well done !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Digger project

Postby yaksplat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:17 pm

treefrog wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:33 pm
That is one great project we have been watching, started almost 5 years ago and fantastic outcome, well done !!THUMBSX2!!
I had to do some digging to see when I actually bought the crane as eBay no longer keeps records before 2017. Turns out that I bought the digger in February 2014. So this does mark almost exactly 5 years.

Total Cost: $706
  • Mechanism: $459
  • Chain: $22
  • Glass: $67
  • Wood: $65
  • Paint: $5
  • Hinge: $5
  • New Gears: $50
  • New Handle: $14
  • New clutch bearing: $19
Elbow grease and time in the workshop are free, but now i can see when these go for $1300+. There will be more projects to come. I think a coin pusher would be a fun and easy machine to jump on.

Now that I've done this, if anyone needs to fix a crane like this, I know the mechanism inside and out and will surely be able to help you out. I still have to finalize my cabinet plans, but I'll make those available as well. Thanks to those of you that have provided information, pictures and other help along the way.

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Re: Digger project

Postby ddstoys » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:46 am

Great work looks unreal. How did you overcome the coin mech set up?

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Re: Digger project

Postby yaksplat » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:56 pm

It was quite simple actually. I just used a chain...


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Re: Digger project

Postby yaksplat » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:17 pm

While I'm uploading videos, here's one of the reversing gears. The nice, brand new old stock gears, adjusted as perfectly as they could be with shim washers due to the bent cage that they're in. The middle gear has a new one way needle bearing pressed into it. The old one was slipping quite a bit and it would spin 1/4 to a full turn before the clutch dug in. You'll notice the dog on the gear keeping the assembly from turning counter-clockwise. The old one was shot, barely attached and was prone to missing the teeth. I cut a new one out of some of the steel from the new bracket that it's mounted to. The main shaft is 1/4" steel and is spinning inside the first quarter inch of the 5/16" shaft that goes through the rest of the assembly. This too needed to be replaced as the old one had suffered from too many slipped set screws grinding the metal away combined with heavy usage.



If anyone wants a video of something else on the machine, let me know and I'll make it.

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Re: Digger project

Postby bryans fan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:51 pm

I think you should be extremely proud of what you have achieved, and only five years! I have some machines that I have been thinking about what to do for that long.
WELL DONE! !!GOODJOB!!

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Re: Digger project

Postby yaksplat » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks!... I just got a notification that my Win A Crunch was just delivered, so that should be the next thread up later.

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Re: Digger project

Postby ddstoys » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:30 am

Well I finally had a crack at one of my cabinets. Still needs more love but with my timber skills I’m pretty happy with it. lol
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