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rog02

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Hey folks:
If you are thinking about building an E-wheel take a look at Peter's album. Peter has obviously done his homework in design and had incorporated that into a very functional machine. The drop legs/caster system are simply a stroke of genius.

http://allshops.org/cgi-b[...]7101066



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    covelluk

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    Hi rog.Thanks for the comments.The truth of the matter is, before building my english wheel i had no experience of wheeling at all! I am an engineer so had no problem manufacturing all the parts,although building it in my break times and some hours at the end of the day it took me about a year to produce!There are lots of internal parts you just cant see on the photos.I spent much time looking at websites(manufacturers,metalshapers,metalmeet etc)gathering what info i could.Never having used a wheel before i didnt know how strong to make the frame.i chose 6" by 4" box section for the main members and 4" by 2" for the braces.after initial tests i thought it may be too strong so i cut the top brace out and made it a bolt in item.now i have both options.I couldnt decide on upper or lower adjuster so i made both!they have different thread pitches 6tpi on the lower and 3mm on top.

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    66tiger

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    Peter,

    Have you used it yet? Anything you'd change now that it's done?

    -- Arden

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    covelluk

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    I havnt used it in anger yet,im currently building a wooden buck to fit my panels to.The machine is real sturdy.I took some dents out of a fender,which was very successfull.The legs work like a dream,its very quick to fold the legs up and move the machine.

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    commonut

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    Hi, sorry to bring up an old thread, but is there another link to the pictures of Peter Covell's e-wheel, or can you please pm them to me, as the link on this page isn't working. Trying to design my own machine, so soaking up all the info I can. Thanks in advace.

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    admin

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    Unfortunately, Peter asked me to remove the page we had showing his e-wheel quite a while ago. I suspect that he had plans to build and sell them commercially.

    Arden
    (web editor)

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    covelluk

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    Ive no plans to build them commercially.far too much work and time in them.Ill upload some pics
    Pete



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