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Let me know how to clean it up a bit before I start linking to it.
I'll try to use the format suggested. Working on it now. Thanks again for the feedback. Once posted you'll have to let me know how I did.
I'll do my best to put together what we do as well as I can. I'll put it on a page like the one previously posted. To get people started, below are photos of the axle parts of our single dibbler and Infinite dibbler. I can sell any parts people want. On a case by case basis I can let people know the problems we have had getting them correct. By the time you are done getting a machine shop to make a part you might as well buy ours. We get quotes for parts and most are like qty 1- $20each qty 20 $5each qty 100- $2.50each , so we would be happy to help, but most times it's easier to sell someone the one we made/had made for $5 then for any single person to have one made. Some, like laying out the hole pattern that fits our wheels or the star inside of the drum you could do with a scribe, center punch, and drill press and not be far off. Others like our leg design that the drum axle would attach to are difficult. 1" square steel drilled with a 3/4 hole. Then a 3/4" od, 1/2" Id piece is welded inside that hole(idarms2.jpeg). So in answer to your questions, yes there is some fabrication that would be difficult for a home person to do/have done. We will sell what we can to help. Our hub system for the single dibbler would be the easiest to sell as a stand alone, but because of the weld location, it's a bit harder than just drilling a 2x4(see the photo sdaxle). For the Infinite dibbler/ drum dibbler it's trickier.
long story short, we'll post what we can(I'll shoot for within 2 weeks) and if someone needs something/parts/advice we'll help.
Thanks for your continued interest,
Thank you for your feedback. I agree with everything you said. I have never built a dibble wheel that does not require welding, so I've posted everything useful for non welders that I can think of. We can't weld everything on our commercial DWs because we have to ship them, and it's nicer to hold the 1 1/4" wood then the 1" square steel. For someone that can weld, I would adapt our designs and weld everything. Just be careful of the 2 arms(on our infinite dibbler) as alignment is important. We have intended to push not pull the DWs. It doesn't roll quite as well, but I think it helps keep the rows from veering, but it would be interesting to talk more about it. The hardest thing is clearly the axle attachment. We have steel parts punched commercially to the right specs then welded to either the axle or the tube the bushings go in. It is a pain and is precise. I'm not sure how to make it easy without tooling. To your suggestion, I guess the best course would be for me to post a guide as to how we do it and others can adapt it for home use, as that is not my strong suit. What do you think would be most useful?