Though I have for some time now being enjoying the posts on this forum, I have not posted anything myself. The following videos are an example of the kind of puttering I like to do:
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Now that you have your machine running and doing the job you intended for it to do It would be a really good idea to fabricate some guards to protect you and the machine's inner works from flying debris. A focus on safety should always be first and foremost on any machine build and doubly so on the more complex builds
That said it is a nice build Probably a lot more fun than running down to the nearest Stil or Honda dealer and buying 3 5 ft long sickle bar hedge trimmers then mounting them to a framework.
Very creative engineering. I've never even considered something like that hedge trimmer, but with the world's longest hedge in your yard, I can see where you'd need it!
I'd feel better, though, with guards placed over all the many moving components. Belts, gears, chains, and blades. I'm a notorious "safety first" guy, but I've seen the results of the other philosophy up close. Very messy.
Looks beautiful! Very original too. With over 20,000 homemade tools listed here, I don't believe we've ever seen such an invention.
I'm glad you shot the video before putting guards in place. That thing is mesmerizing to watch
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