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Offline svart ole

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BT-6870 built by two old guys
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:19:31 am »
This is what happens when two old guys have no adult supervision.


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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 10:31:50 am »
Looks good. Does the saw travel down instead of pivoting? Have you run it much?
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 10:34:28 am »
Up and down on V rollers. Did a few short tests, waiting for the paint to get hard.
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 12:58:41 pm »
I am the other old guy .
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 01:00:53 pm »
Point of fact, he is the OLDER old guy.
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 06:24:12 pm »
Looks good !!
I like the brooms… my kind of engineering  :D
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 06:34:02 pm »
Good ol' backwoods engineering.  Lots of heavy steel in it.  I love it.  Any chance of getting a video up showing it in operation for us?
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 07:17:55 pm »
Soon as the paint hardens a bit . Just aired up the tires . Sunday ??
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 07:46:42 pm »
Looking forward to more pictures.
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 09:14:19 pm »
Ok I will be the one to bite, why BT-6870, is it first initials and ages?
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 09:19:24 pm »
r . man you win the prize . 2 blocks of split red oak but you have to come to MN to get them . Bob 70 Ted 68 .
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 09:37:24 pm »
Looks great!

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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 09:44:43 pm »
Interesting design.    Like that lime green  too. :)
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2016, 10:49:49 pm »
What kinda bristles are in the brooms?

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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 08:52:42 am »
Deeprut,

Palmyra bristles, they resemble split bamboo and are quite stiff. The broom heads where available locally. Time will tell how the bristles hold up in the wet weather. The paint should help keep them from getting soggy.
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2016, 09:01:44 am »
Ace has them called driveway broom . Morning Ted
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2016, 09:39:32 am »
Ok I will be the one to bite, why BT-6870, is it first initials and ages?

Is the BT-7072 on the drawing board yet?

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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2016, 02:44:34 pm »
GAB.

We regularly discuss future projects at or frequent planning and evaluations meetings. The meetings are normally held mid morning and or mid afternoon and most often involve coffee cups and cake pieces. Although bars, cookies and rolls are more often on the table. We seldom use the drawing board as a scrap piece of wood or the end of a block of wood is normally used. Design involves the frequent use of our two on board data bases and access to the whatworkshistory folder. As of late the individual files in the folder do not always open of the first try. I understand that this may be a RAM issue and is not uncommon in older models.
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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2016, 03:13:35 pm »
Lol! You guys are a hoot! Wish you were my neighbors we'd get into a lot of trouble! I'm younger but we could make a BTE-697130 model! Lol
Anxiously looking forward to videos of it in action. How about details on the heart and soul in this thing while we wait on paint (engine, hydraulic system specs and layouts, saw details etc)

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Re: BT-6870 built by two old guys
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2016, 06:17:08 pm »
You guys are a hoot!  The wit and candor is always amusing.  Your wit, sir, is legendary.
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