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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    The wire gets wedged. I had not done it before but it was simple

    I cannot recall where I bought the wire and fittings.

    I first took apart the existing and it became obvious

    Sailboat rigging perhaps, not cheap, but good quality
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ok. Doesn't look too bad. Cut cable with a cold chisel, using electrical tape to keep from fraying. Insert through fitting. Clamp cable in vice, and tap in wedge. One cable looks 1/8th, whereas the other looks 1/16th. I'll replace the latter. Decided to strip the paint on the columns. Stripper is on, and I'll go back tomorrow morning to remove.
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    Those look great Peter! Really nice job. I would think that leather would be a longer lasting solution than felt.

    Anyhow, can you share the cable parts you are using? I have only used bolt on or cramp on sleeves, but it sounds to me like you and Randy are using something else.

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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I can take some pictures tomorrow. Basically, what came with my stand are older versions of this: https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Ste...1X0D4F4VM2YH1M
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    Here is the exact wire and source, same price as 2013

    Loos Stainless Steel 302/304 Wire Rope, 1x19 Strand, 1/8" Bare OD, 25' Length, 2100 lbs Breaking Strength

    I think I bought the ends from McMaster, they are now blocking direct links to their products. "Eye-End Plug-Lock Wire Rope End Fittings—For Lifting" which can be found on this page https://www.mcmaster.com/wire-rope-fittings

    This is all overkill, considering the bolt and aluminum casting is far weaker.

    Still I don't want to ever have what I did fail. Which is why I took the pic of me underneath the platform right after installing new wire 2013.

    Notice the scrapped paint a cover up with Big Magic marker hides it well, for a while.
    I most likely cut the wire with a Dremel and cut off wheel, these cut almost anything. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-1...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    SS wire and Thimble by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr

    1-Deardorff S11 Just set up by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    You can use a cold chisel to cut the cable. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUhIlnvwZg
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Yes, but. One should not use a steel hammer on a steel chisel. I also don't like the mark left on the vise. I have very nice, very old vises.

    I have many cold chisels and use them with a brass hammer. Always wear safety glasses even with brass on steel.



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    You can use a cold chisel to cut the cable. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzUhIlnvwZg
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Good tips. I plan on using a scrap piece of steel instead of my anvil.

    How do these look?
    https://www.amazon.com/Swageless-For...7&sr=8-33&th=1

    https://www.amazon.com/SELIKOUR-Stai...608517&sr=8-21
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Of course.

    I worked with 2 mechanics that lost one eye each. Opposite eyes. One was lost by a shattered non-impact socket used with an impact gun.

    The other flipped his car over adjusting the radio.

    They often worked side by side and would bump heads when both...



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    Good tips. I plan on using a scrap piece of steel instead of my anvil.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    The swag-less connectors mentioned above just arrived. They fit on the carriage side of the cable, but the holes are too small for the hooks in the weight. I'll have to add a connector. The advantage of these connectors is the cable is attached by tightening a nut versus by pounding in a sliver of metal into the frayed cable.

    I've got a few places to clean up yet on my columns, and then I'm going to spray them with Boeshield. If all goes well, I should have the carriage on the stand tomorrow.
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