ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

My nephew Zander Woofenden is into (among many other things) sheep shearing in a big way.
His rig is driven by a large electric motor, which needed a fairly sophisticated adjustable bracket to mount to his portable fencepost (a chunk of 2x6).
He spent a few hours last week with me, designing and building a suitable contraption. It's difficult to see how it works, but the short version is that a motor sits on a frame that adjusts up and down, the motor drives the long power shaft that runs the shears.