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Deuling

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Ordered one of the Woodward Fab units. Same thing as the Eastwood one from what I've read.
Anyways, its a piece of junk, but it gives you a base to start with anyways. It had a ton of side to side deflection, and I only had 22 gauge in it.

Beefing it up, building a stand, and I'd like to ditch the hand crank for a variable speed motor and footpedal setup with forward and reverse switch.

I am terrible with electrical, so baby walk me through what I need if you know. I don't want fancy terms, just what I need to know lol. Oh and I need to keep it cheap.

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Those welds look excellent. Nice job.
Got plans drawn or building as you go?
 

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ironically you would have found that deflection is pretty non issue with a motor feeding it smoothly.


I find that hard to believe seeing that it deflected when I simply tightened the screw down on the material before even starting to roll....
 

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ironically you would have found that deflection is pretty non issue with a motor feeding it smoothly.
I have to agree here. They all deflect. Just because you can modify doesn't mean you HAVE to. But since you like to....go for it. But keep an open mind.
 

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Missed this. It looks awesome.

Thanks!

Gonna go play with it tonight some more. I need a tipping die and a skateboard wheel next, lots of ideas.

Also going to get a solid rivet setup so I can make all kinds of fancy artsy fartsy junk.
 
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