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Starting the 1st version of the Motor Coupler4720 viewsHere we are starting work on the first version of the coupler to connect the 2 Impulse 9" motors.
This is going to be a single piece coupler that press-fits on both shafts.
Boring the hole in the motor coupler2395 viewsHere we are boring the hole for the motor shaft. 1/2 the hole has to be a larger diameter since it's coupling a tail shaft to a main shaft.
Finishing the coupler2330 viewsHere we are putting the step in one end of the coupler so it can fit down into the end-bell of the motor.
Finished Coupler3466 viewsThe finished coupler. (Well, I did have to have 2 keyways cut into it, and drill some holes for set screws after this.)
Starting the 2nd version of the Motor Coupler2326 viewsAfter our near-disaster with the 1st motor coupler, we decided to build the new one as a 2 piece unit. This will allow the motors to be separated if needed.
Motor coupler work2135 viewsContinuing work on the coupler
Boring coupler shaft holes2079 viewsThis time we wanted to be SURE our boring bar wouldn't flex, so we built a much stronger one.
We also are using much better cutting tips.
Shortening the coupler2050 viewsWe did start with a piece of shaft that was too long, and decided it would be easier to cut off the excess with a saw, rather than cutting it all away with the lathe.
Finished Couplers and Flywheel mount2325 viewsThese are the finished couplers and the Flywheel mount.
Finished and drilled couplers3294 viewsThis is the finished coupler assembly with all the screws that will be used to hold them together.
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