[Gasification] Mk2 Chip Guillotine

Jason urepedese at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 13:42:51 CST 2014


I have an idea for the foot lever but will need a day so to get it drawn.
It MAY help the design and hopefully incorporate increasing leverage to
solve the issue Mark outlines.


On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Doug <Doug.Williams at orcon.net.nz> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> I will give it one more shot in the easiest way possible for me, which
> includes doing a lot of talking to myself of late(:-)
> I agree 100% with your comments, but have to include the impossible dream
> required by some, of using minimal elbow grease. To me manual is the only
> option that is affordable in rural populations. Having seen road metal
> broken down from rocks to small chip with hammers, people will do anything
> to earn cash money in these places.
> Back to the scrap pile.
> Doug.
> On Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:11:05 -0800
> "Mark Ludlow" <mark at ludlow.com> wrote:
> > Hi Doug,
> > Regardless of how we do it, the same work is accomplished. W=F*distance,
> a
> > scalar function. But, the instantaneous force required varies according
> to
> > the geometry of the opposing force. On a 5cm stick, the first cm will
> shear
> > easier than the second, etc. until the maximum diameter is passed
> through.
> > Moving to an air cylinder certainly would complicate things while still
> not
> > providing the maximum thrust at the right time--halfway through the
> shearing
> > cut. Is there no wind, or oxen or other beasts to raise a guillotine to a
> > trip point? An air cylinder implies first-world power sources and I
> thought
> > that that was what we were without.
> >
> > Best regards, Mark
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