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Offline Bruno of NH

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Need some help (up dated)
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:36:17 pm »
The pin that holds my head lift in lock on my up/down head winch slipped on the # 40 roller chain and let the hand crank handle free wheel it went wild sucked my hand in and broke my hand and hurt my wrist and arm pretty bad :(
I'm going to replace the worn chain and want to remove the handle and put a 90 to 1 tarp motor on and remove the handle before anyone else gets hurt
I'm not a fab guy
I will post pics of the setup tomorrow and I'm open to suggestion on how to do this
I will post pics of my hand to
Anyone with a Thomas mill please be careful of this !!!
Thanks Bruno
I hope my luck changes soon !
It's been a tough year
I guess you make your own luck :(
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 07:44:25 pm »
I added the same to my mill and I would do it for you if we were nearby. I love to do such mods".
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 07:55:46 pm »
So sorry to hear you got hurt!  Am no fab guy either but am sure some guys here will help with suggestions.  Let's all stay safe.  All the best, Rob.
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 08:42:52 pm »
Ayh!  sorry u got hurt, take care of that arm,    intetested in seeing the mod. 

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 08:48:42 pm »
Why not call up Thomas, tell them what happened and see if theyd be willing to work with you?


Sorry to hear you got hurt, always sucks hope you heal uo quick at least its nice time to sit in front of the wood stove
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 08:49:47 pm »
That is too bad.  :(  I have the old style,but I will still look at it.
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 09:01:39 pm »
Thanks Guys
4x4 no rest for me
Was out there first thing this morning puting things back together
The head dropped hard did a full alinement of the mill back cutting great but don't trust the worn chain off to Runnings in the am for some new # 40 roller chain to get back at it have a lot of orders to get at .
I will run it with the handle but that thing will go if not the mill will head off
I like my mill
I had a plan in place to add a swing mill to my operation and keep my bandmill
No one in my area has a swing mill
I get lots of large pine logs 40" plus
I also like the idea of circle saw marks on the wood that looks great on a floor
Was also going to get a Thomas Edger keeping spending my money some what local like I ask my customer to do
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 09:11:50 pm »
I have had a great year with the mill business and I don't want to let up :)
This place has helped me more than most would know
I'm very great full for that :)
I got to quit punching my self in the face with my health issues it's starting to get old :)
I like punching the $20's into my pocket with the mill much better :)
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 10:02:42 pm »
Stay Strong my friend, Stay Strong.   :)
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 10:39:14 pm »
When I started building my mill I put a boat winch on it.
Then I seen that you could buy a worm winch new off E-bay
for $43.00. One of the best mods that I have done to my mill.
Later I put a wheelchair motor on it. They wont turn when you
let go of the handle.

 

 


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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 11:03:24 pm »
Sorry to hear of the injury.  We will help if we can.
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 10:41:38 am »
I'd talk to Thomas Monday morn. Approach it right, they will want to know and you'll get the first new model.

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 03:37:13 pm »
The hand and wrist/forearm right after it happened

  

 
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:41 pm »
I say Ouch, you say DanG!!!    :-X
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 04:19:37 pm »
I know how it feels... This spring my son jumped on my winch cable
as I was reaching for the handle. I though it took my arm off.
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 05:30:07 pm »
If it wern't for bad luck...  :(     :'(   

I hope you get better and a broken hand is no fun, from a retired X-Ray Man.

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Re: Need some help
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 05:58:33 pm »
What are you doing over there?? Is that your bad arm or the good one??
I know you're a hard working bull of a man, but, you got to slow down just a little.
I don't mean to give ya hell, but I hate to see you this way. 
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 06:08:22 pm »
Peter
I worked today making custom cuts on some slabs I sold.
I'm also building the mill yard bigger and scaled some logs
My fingers are black and blue right to the tips
It's some sore good thing it's cold out don't hurt till I go inside :)
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2017, 06:02:49 am »
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I know. It's how we are in the North East
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Re: Need some help
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 07:56:15 am »
Bruno, please show us a picture of the offending part so we can reengineer it to be safer and even failsafe. It doesn't seem right that roller chain would wear out at the speed its turned to support the head. Could it be an adjustment.?? Frank C.
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