Author Topic: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $730.00 Au  (Read 1247 times)

Offline Martin

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After having my tragkorb come off from kicking it, even though it was locked on. I decided to do a bit of manufacturing to make sure that they can't come off again. After looking at the problem I concluded the best way was to plug the square holes the latches go into.

First I made a couple of patterns out of scrap wood and cast them in aluminium at the North Pine Trades Guild. I wasn't happy with the square profile on the corners so ended up rounding them off in the mill and facing with the lathe.

 Now that I have done them it if I did them again I would cast them with the corners rounded. The retainer is held in place with one 6mm Allen bolt. At the moment I'm working out whether to paint them black or leave them as machined.
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Re: tragkorb Auxillary Retainers
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 12:24:04 AM »
Nice work.
So when do these go into production for the rest of us blokes?
What is the web address?
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Re: tragkorb Auxillary Retainers
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 01:05:38 AM »
I'll let you know if they are going to be available outside of OZ. The North Pine Trades Guild is a non profit organization formed to keep old trade skills alive by passing on the knowledge to others. I joined after retiring and for the membership fee of $30.00 Au is one of my better investments. http://northpinetradesguild.org.au/
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Re: tragkorb Auxillary Retainers
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 04:02:21 PM »
I did the same (saw it in another post) I used wooden blocks and drilled a hole in the center, running a zip tie top and bottom.
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Re: tragkorb Auxillary Retainers
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 05:17:44 PM »
We have a termite problem in QLD, and I don't wish to encourage them.
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Re: tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of Money to go to fire relief.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 09:30:13 PM »
I had a talk to the guild president and 100% of the money raised from the sale of the retainers will go to Fire Relief. He is also looking into other ways of helping.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 03:52:27 PM »
I would be interested in two sets, I live in the US, how much would they cost with shipping? Thanks, Craig
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 11:22:38 PM »
Thanks Craig I'll PM you the price after I finish up at the Guild tomorrow. They should fit in a padded post bag which should cut down the cost.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 12:36:35 AM »
Finished today and then undercoated with etch primer and two coats of Dulux satin black. Fifteen sets sold two pending and two spare sets. Once paid for and shipped 100% of the proceeds will be forwarded to Fire Relief. I would like to thank Bernie, Bernies effort in doing these is much appreciated as was his manufacture of multiple jigs to enable us to speed up the process. Tuesday we will probably cast a couple of ingots just incase.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2020, 01:02:15 PM »
Love to have a set and help the cause, Martin!
Let me know cost and shipping to US when you get a chance.
Thanx very much!
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 12:59:39 PM »
Same for me, please. One set to zip 23605.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% of money to go to Fire Relief.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 02:39:52 PM »
The procedure and costs for ordering the retainers is as follows. The retainers are $30.00 Au per set and weigh 40 grams. Padded post bag is $2.00 Au up to 500 grams Economy Postage Untracked is $16.00 Au, Economy Postage tracked is $24.00 Au Express Postage is $39.00 Au. Once you have worked out the postage send your postage preference along with your name and address and your Paypal account details either direct to the Trades Guild http://northpinetradesguild.org.au/index.php/contact or me. Once the order has been received you will be invoiced through Paypal, after Paypal acknowledges payment the retainers will be sent. All the current batch of retainers (20) have tentatively been accounted for. We decided to go Paypal to cover and protect everybody, however Paypal is dragging their heels in letting us set up the account, apparently due to the fact we are a charity. Hopefully we can start invoicing and dispatching soon. The next batch of retainers will started on Friday.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $670.00 Au
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 04:38:51 PM »
At the moment we have a problem where to send the money. A woman who raised over $50 million Au has found that due to the way the government set up Rural Fire's donation system all donations must be spent on equipment and training. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/07/nsw-fires-massive-influx-of-donations-pose-a-nice-challenge-for-rfs-says-fire-chief  As we would prefer it to go to people who were affected we are currently we are trying to work out where best to send the money raised. The Guild would also like to thank DadofHedgehog for his very generous donation and all the others that have contributed .
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $670.00 Au
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 06:00:12 PM »
At the moment we have a problem where to send the money. . . .
Consider sending it to the Salvos. They have a 90% direct assistance policy that serves those affected by the disaster.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $670.00 Au
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 07:08:07 PM »
That is probably what I'm going to suggest to El Presidente on Friday. My better half used to volunteer there and they have set up a fund for Fire Relief. She is about to go back after 18months of medical problems.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $670.00 Au
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2020, 05:52:07 PM »
I received my two pair several days ago, I installed one set on my K100RS and I have to say that they work as advertised and look good to boot. I would recommend these to any of the people that can use them. The units are well made and nicely finished.
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Re: Tragkorb Auxillary Retainers 100% Fire Relief money raised $670.00 Au
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2020, 11:15:44 PM »
Thanks guys all of the first batch have been sold. The second batch six sets has a reduced retaining lip but it doesn't impact on function or appearance. They are about to be painted. There is one set of the prototype left these are however made LH and RH wider lip and slightly bulkier. I've posted pictures of the retainers mounted in the following order prototype, batch 1 and batch 2. First picture is a picture of batch 1 black and batch 2 aluminium.
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