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Old 11-25-2007, 10:36 PM   #152 (permalink)
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10-06-2006, 02:45 Pm

Had another visit with the machinist today.

Came up with a much more practical approach that involves press fitting & welding a "stub shaft" in place of the internal splines currently pressed in the end of the motor shaft. This will essentially make the motor into a "normal" one with a short external shaft. Much easier to mate to the coupler.

He figured it will cost a couple hundred bucks, and will be ready late next week or early the week after.
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