Dempster hub

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TdcJD
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Dempster hub

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Welp, I knew better, but I did it anyway. The other day I was trying to un-seize the Dempster 12 my neighbor gave me by whacking the ears with a hammer. And as anyone with an IQ above room temperature could have predicted, one of the ears popped right off! Luckily it was a clean break so I can braze it back on. After I teach myself how to braze that is haha. The mill did not un-seize :roll:
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Thomas , bring that stuff I can help you un-break with you Wednesday . Mike B
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The hub is still on the mill, and it's too heavy for me to pick up to put in my truck. That'll have to be another time.
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It's amazing how much our IQ goes up as we are holding the broke parts in our hands.
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Haha it truly is! I wasn't even mad, I just sat there and laughed at how dump of a mistake it was. But I did decide that was enough windmill and went to working on my old tractor instead haha
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Every Dempster windmill with a split hub comes with it's own removal tool. I have taught a few here this trick.
Call Dan Benjamin for parts. P M me for the phone number. IF YOU TALK TO HIM, AND HE HELPS YOU, THEN BUY FROM HIM. IT CREATES GOOD KARMA.
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Wayne , you have no idea how right that quote is ....
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Here are some pictures of the break. (murder weapon on the ground)
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We all have learned that lesson. I broke a hub on a baker by thinking I could knock it off with a hammer knowing all the time how brittle cast iron can be .
Went tap tap tap TAP TAP TAP then Bang bang crack
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Yup that's about exactly how it went! Haha. I think I'll just set the Dempster aside for now to soak in oil for a good while. Maybe it'll be ready to free up when I finish my F&W. Hopefully.
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