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Thin blade support 10 months 1 week ago #14796

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Quick attachable blade support ;)


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Thin blade support 10 months 1 week ago #14797

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Looks as if you have some other custom items on the arm angle setters as well. I am certain everyone wants to know what you adapted to create the "quick attachable blade support", it looks like a very tidy solution.
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Thin blade support 10 months 1 week ago #14798

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LeoBarr wrote:
Looks as if you have some other custom items on the arm angle setters as well. I am certain everyone wants to know what you adapted to create the "quick attachable blade support", it looks like a very tidy solution.


I've heard tell that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, I may also need the thousand words!

I'm a real newb..... I see custom mods. :huh:

I would enjoy hearing your description.
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Thin blade support 10 months 1 week ago #14801

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Hi guys,

Started with a RAM Mounting Systems RAM-B-166U, machined ball mount to fit, drilled and tapped riser block for 1/4-20 helicoil insert. Blade holder is made out of 6061 alum, 60 degrees V notch lined with gaffers tape.

I've also made the following modifications and add-on.

Replaced the thumb screws on the micro adjuster with nylon tipped setscrews on both front and back, nylon tip will conform to the threads without damaging. Once properly tuned, I can micro-adjust on the fly without loosening or tightening the setscrews.

Next is the 1/8" hex driver for the micro adjuster, 1/8" insert bit attached to a knurled thumb knob. I like to verify the angles on every stone change and adjust if necessary. Fine tuning angles has never been easier :)

Replaced the thumb screws on the main angle selector with a set of stainless adjustable handles. removed the springs that locks the handles in place so I can engage and disengage the handles manually, added a set of knurled thumb nut to spin the disengaged threaded portion quickly.

Three sets of new arms 8", 10" and 12", I mainly use the 8" one.

Delrin handles for sand papers, "borrowed" my daughter's glue stick to stick them on, works great and easy to remove.


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Thin blade support 10 months 1 week ago #14804

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Cool,,, I think supporting the rear of the blade is a better idea.

Like the "Delrin handles" too.

Welcome to the forum!
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Thin blade support 9 months 3 weeks ago #14928

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This is a shout out to Voodoodaddy,
I sent Voodoo a pm telling him I just loved his mods and asked if it would be possible to have him make a set for me? Short story is, in no time at all he had them to me.
They are FANTASTIK! It changes the whole game! I can make adjustments now on the fly! They work so well with my chosera's I just can't believe it?
Voodoo A huge thank you to you! My WE just went to the next level!
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
An old Irish toast, May the wind always be at your back, may you always have work and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. Cheers!
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Thin blade support 9 months 3 weeks ago #14929

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Very nice work.Form and function.
Rust never sleeps
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Thin blade support 9 months 3 weeks ago #14931

Great looking set up. Would be interested in obtaining one, if possible
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Thin blade support 9 months 2 weeks ago #14982

Would be interested in getting info on how to purchase this set-up
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Thin blade support 8 months 2 days ago #15433

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Where did u find the hardware to make the adjustment knobs and handles?
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