Designing and building an oversized steady rest with laser cut parts by OSHCut to fit the 13″ Clausing Colchester lathe.
Digging into the lighting channels- disassembling, cleaning, and making decisions on the future direction I want to pursue.
Trying out the Eastwood Rust Encapsulator on the carnival ride trailer. Is it up to the task of treating 50 years of rust?
Pulling the central drive shaft out of our kiddie carnival ride restoration project. Assessing the damage and creating a game plan for future repairs
Replacing bearings and seals in the right angle gearbox / speed reducer for our King Amusement Co Supersonic Rocket ride.
Creating a fixture to mount my angle grinder in a way that allows me to remove controlled amounts of metal from a shaft that isn’t supposed to be welded.
This week I tear apart the electric motor for our King Amusement Company Supersonic Rocket Ride. This is a 1 hp Dayton motor with a centrifugal clutch. It needed new bearings, removal of some internal oxidation, touching up some insulation and a fresh coat of paint. Ran into a problem with the cooling fan though… Continue reading Rebuilding the King Rocket Ride Motor
Purchased a Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer to see if it could tackle the peeling paint on our carnival ride restoration. This is the 1750 PSI model 63254 / 63255 sold under the Portland brand name. These go on sale from time to time for about $80. This seemed like pretty good value if it… Continue reading Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer
Beginning to restore a vintage carnival kiddie ride in my backyard. This rocket ride was manufactured by the King Amusement Co in 1972.
I itemize the cost associated with retrofitting the DynaMyte 2800 with the Centroid Acorn CNC control system. Of value to anyone considering a similar project.